Sophie LOTERSZTAJN, Centre de Recherche sur l’Inflammation, Paris, FR
"Modulation of immune cell phenotype to control inflammation and fibrosis in the liver: focus on…

Tak MAK, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, UNH, Toronto, CA         
Host: Bernard MALISSEN and Eric VIVIER

Russel VANCE, Howard Hugues Medical Institute, UC, Berkeley, USA
Host: Jean- Pierre GORVEL


CENTURI International PhD call, 18 Open positions starting in October 2020
The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the…

Magali IRLA Laureate of the National Academy of Medicine
Magali IRLA, researcher at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, received the 2019 Academy…

Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN are both among the Highly Cited Researchers for 2019 in the Web of Science Group.  During the last decade, they have produced multiple highly…


Call CIML Group Leader Positions 2020



The CIML seeks to attract talented researchers in all fields of immunology.
  Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with publication list, a 2 page summary of past research achievements and future projects, in English, including the names and addresses of three referees, before March 1st 2020, to Dr. Philippe   PIERRE, to whom informal inquiries can also be addressed.
  The CIML actively promotes equal opportunities for employment. More information


Eric VIVIER and Bernard MALISSEN, team leaders at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, are on the 2019 list of the most cited researchers in the world for the fourth time, as in previous editions 2016, 2017 and 2018.
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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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.


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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"
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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Marseille Immunopole

The french immunology cluster.