Andreas DIEFENBACH - Institute of Microbiology and Infection Immunology Charité - University Medicine Berlin, Berlin, DEU
“Innate Lymphoid Cells and Tissue Homeostasis”…

MICHEL DESJARDINS - Université de Montréal, faculté de médecine - Département de pathologie et biologie cellulaire, Montréal, CAN
Host : Philippe PIERRE

Laetitia LINARES - Institut de Recherche en Cancérologie de Montpellier, FRA
Host : Philippe NAQUET


Mauro GAYA was awarded of the ERC Starting Grant 2022

The ERC announced the results of the ERC Starting Grants 2022 call on November 22, 2022…

Mauro GAYA, new member of the EMBO Young Investigators Programme

EMBO announces 24 scientists as the newest members of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. The…

Guillaume Hoeffel joined the list of most cited researchers in the world

In 2022, Guillaume Hoeffel joined the prestigious list of most cited researchers in the world…


Mauro GAYA, new member of the EMBO Young Investigators Programme

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EMBO announces 24 scientists as the newest members of the EMBO Young Investigator Programme. The programme supports excellent group leaders who have been in independent positions for less than four years and have an excellent track record of scientific achievements.

The new EMBO Young Investigators will join the existing network of 135 current and 390 former members of the programme. They will receive financial and practical support for a period of four years, starting in January 2023.

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Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Marseille-Luminy Immunology Center, are on the 2022 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the seventh time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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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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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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"
Mauro Gaya - 2022 - Outlining the role of IgA in Memory Instruction
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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