The Master in Immunology Receives the PLUS* Label: where Research Meets Excellence

The CIML is pleased to announce that the Master in Immunology has been awarded the PLUS* label as part of the TFR 22 trajectory: "Transformation of Training through Research 2022." This project is led by research professors from CIML, Carole Berruyer and Franck Galland, who are respectively in charge of the Master 1 and the "Mention" Immunology Master2's program at Aix Marseille University. Thanks to the support of A*Midex Research, this Immunology program, ID TFR 45, has been distinguished with the PLUS label, providing enhanced funding opportunities for mobility, internships, and workshops.This distinction reinforces our commitment to excellence and innovation in training through research.



Celebrating CIML PhD Students: Awarded Fourth-Year Fellowships 

Congratulations to CIML PhD students : Lou Galliot, Cloé Zamit, Elisa Eme-Scolan, Mélanie Collin, Myriam Moussa, Eglantine Hector, Jessica Chevalier, Ramazan Akyol and Léa Bauge for obtaining their 4th year PhD fellowships.  Thanks to Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, la Ligue contre le Cancer, Centuri and Fondation ARC pour la recherche et le cancer for selecting and funding their projetcs.

PhD student


Marc Bajenoff laureate "Chaires d'Excellence Biologie/Santé"

Marc Bajenoff, team leader at the CIML, focusing on the immunobiology of stromal cells, is among the 22 distinguished researchers awarded Excellence Chairs in Biology/Health France 2030 by the Ministry of  Education and Research.

Marc Bajenoff, lauréat des Chaires d'Excellence

Through this initiative and "Plan Innovation Santé 2030", the government aims to further highlight the French health research, both in terms of its excellence and its attractive deployment conditions throughout the country. Marc Bajenoff's NICHE project aims to study the complex relationships between immune cells and their microenvironments, offering insights into tissue balance and potential treatments for diseases involving macrophage dysfunction.



David WITHERS - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy, Birmingham, GBR
“Understanding where, how and why immune cells become altered in the response to cancer”

Andreas WACK - The Francis Crick Institute, London, GBR
Host : Achille BROGGI

Franck BARRAT - Weill Cornell Medical College and HSS Research Institute, New York, USA
Host : Marc DALOD


Eric Vivier, team leader at CIML and President of the Paris-Saclay Cancer Cluster (PSCC), has been appointed as a Professor at École Polytechnique, a founding…

The Neuronal Regulation of Immunity team led by Sophie Ugolini is highlighted in the latest issue of the Inserm magazine. This underscores the significant recognition of her…

Dr. Bernard Malissen, winner of the 2023 EFIS IL lecture award
During the joint congress of the French Society of Immunology (SFI) and the German Society for Immunology (…

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-TilcERC
ERC "Synergy Grant"
Eric Vivier - 2023 - Immunotherapy of liver metastases


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