Sebastian AMIGORENA - Institut Curie, Paris, FRA
“Epigenetic control of immune memory”

Jason CYSTER - University of California San Francisco, USA
"Guidance cues for innate immune cells"
Host : Sandrine ROULLAND - Webinar only…

Joachim L. SCHULTZE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University of Bonn, DEU
Host : Marc DALOD


The Paris Saclay Cancer Cluster association announces its official creation and the appointment of leaders

The association is chaired by Professor Eric VIVIER…

Margaux Vienne -  French Society of immunology Thesis Prize 2021

The French Society of Immunology has awarded the 2021 Thesis Prize to Dr Margaux Vienne…

Adeline CRINIER received the Aix-Marseille University 2020 Thesis Prize.

As every year, in order to reward the excellence of the research work carried…


4th Germinal Center Workshop

Palais du Pharo - 58, bd Charles Livon - Marseille

Germinal centers (GCs) play a central role in B-cell immune responses to pathogens and vaccines, and are responsible for transformation of cancerous B cells in many types of lymphoma. GCs are now also recognized as important components of anti-tumor immune responses. GCs are fascinating structures where B cells evolve, mature and differentiate under the control of follicular T and stromal cells. During the 4th Germinal Centers Workshop of the French Society of Immunology, leaders in the field will present their latest findings on the formation, function and regulation of GCs in the context of vaccination, infectious diseases, lymphomas and solid tumors.
The 4th Germinal Centers Workshop will also give the opportunity to PhD students and young researchers to present their research on GCs in the form of short presentations or posters.

Poster - Registration - Abstract submission

Registration date postponed to May, 27

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Immune Cells Forget (Cell) Culture Shock

A recent study shows that certain immune cells can restore their normal functions when introduced back into the body, even after being multiplied in the laboratory to large numbers – the results pave the way to new cell therapies.

Macrophages are immune cells crucial for immune response, tissue repair, and the removal of cancer cells. Scientists see macrophages as promising living therapeutics.

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Prof. Eric VIVIER, winner of the Departmental Research Prize in 2021

The Grand Prize is intended to reward a researcher and/or a research team that have distinguished themselves by remarkable results or achievements. Eric Vivier, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Science, Professor of Immunology (Marseille Medical School and Assistance-Publique des Hôpitaux de Marseille), Chief Scientist Officer at Innate-Pharma S.A and researcher at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, is the 2021 laureate for his research on the functions and regulatory mechanisms of innate immunity lymphocytes and their clinical manipulation.

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Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, are on the 2021 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the sixth time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Published annually by the prestigious Clarivate Analytics Company, previously Thomson Reuters, this ranking recognizes authors of the most frequently cited publications in the scientific community.
A recognition mark that rewards the value of their discoveries and the exceptional research influence in their scientific field.

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Atlas, un projet titanesque autour du lymphome


Mieux comprendre et caractériser les lymphomes les plus courants pour apporter des solutions thérapeutiques : telle est l’ambition d’Atlas, un projet de grande ampleur mêlant acteurs privés et publics. Deux équipes Inserm du Centre d’immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, sous tutelle Inserm, CNRS et Aix-Marseille Université, y participent. L’une est dirigée par Sandrine Roulland et Bertrand Nadel. Les deux chercheurs expliquent les particularités de ce projet unique.

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What is Immunology

At the crossroads of biology and medicine, immunology is a scientific discipline that focuses on the operating mechanisms of the immune system. Appeared early in the evolution, this system enables living organisms to defend themselves against pathogens or their own components when they are altered. It involves a large number of cells whose capacity for cooperation, recognition and memory are far from having revealed all their secrets.



ERC "Advanced Grants"
Bernard Malissen – 2018 – Basilic Projet
Michael Sieweke – 2016 – Macrophage Aging and Rejuvenation
Eric Vivier – 2016 – Targeting  Innate Lymphoid Cells
Bernard Malissen – 2012 – Integrative biology of T cells and dendritic cells in vivo
Eric Vivier – 2010 – The Immune Function of Natural Killer
ERC "Consolidator Grants"
Sophie Ugolini – 2014 – Neural regulation of immunity
Marc Bajénoff – 2014 – Immunobiology of lymphoid stromal cells
ERC "Starting Grants"
Réjane Rua - 2020 - Spatiotemporal control of neuroinfection by meningeal macrophages
Marc Dalod – 2011 – Harnessing systems immunology to unravel dendritic cell subset biology
Toby Lawrence - 2010 – Targeting tumor associated macrophages in Cancer
ERC "Proof of Concept (PoC) Grant"
Eric Vivier - 2019 - MInfla-Tilc


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