ImmunoConcEpT à la NUIT EUROPEENNE DES CHERCHEUR.E.S
Vendredi 29 Septembre – 18h30-Minuit (Tout public)
Hannah Kaminski parlera en direct de HORUS lors du programme « Chercheurs sur les ondes » : 2h d’émission de radio en direct animée par Radio Campus Bordeaux 88.1 et les Dealers de science (étudiants du master Médiation et communication des sciences et techniques). De 19h-21h.
Jonathan Visentin participera à la session “De Bouche à Oreille” ou “comment une histoire se modifie-t-elle quand elle est répétée 15 fois”. RDV à Cap Sciences, entre 19h30 et 22h30.
He will lead project CELLTYPE, which aims to clarify the concept of “cell type” in contemporary biology.
About the project:
The project starts from the observation that recent developments, especially genomic single cell experiments, have made the concept of cell type, which has never been clearly defined, problematic. The main aim is thus to clarify the concept. In particular, it posits two hypotheses:
Different, seemingly contradictory definitional criteria can be reconciled by explicating their conceptual relationships, suggesting a monistic notion of cell types as “functional kinds”.
New findings do not lead to a conceptual revision, but to a revision of the factual knowledge about cell types.
The project applies a combination of conceptual and historical analysis as well as an “empirical” approach in which scientists’ underlying intuitions about cell types are systematically assessed through direct interaction and on the basis of surveys.
The project has a duration of 48 months and includes the employment of a PhD student, who is to be hired in fall 2024.
Jonathan Visentin interview on his experience as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow in the USA is now online.
Jonathan Visentin is Assistant Professor at the University of Bordeaux and Hospital Practitioner at the Bordeaux University Hospital. Laureate of the prestigious Marie Sklodowska-Curie individual fellowship in 2020, he spent two years in the United States. Now back at the University of Bordeaux, he’s talking about the benefits of this experience and encouraging researchers to apply. Check out his interview bellow…
He will be leading the project MEASURAGE, a project on the theoretical framework necessary to correctly measure the progression of aging. Partners are Adrien Barton (Université de Toulouse) and Alan Cohen (Columbia University).
About the project:
The question of measuring the progression of aging has become crucial. Some think that it might be a predictor of health-related outcomes, others, that it would help determine if some drugs really are geroprotective, i.e., slow down the progression of aging. There is an intuitive idea that biological aging can be measured more accurately than with the progression of time, but this raises conceptual difficulties and the need for a concerted strategy. Is it possible to measure the progression of one and the same process across tissues? If not, how is it that we can frame such a project?
One PhD and one postdoc will be hired by October 2024.
Congrats to Johan Garaude for the ANR award
Together with Judith Favier in Paris Johan Garaude was awarded a grant from the ANR PRCE program for their project SuccINNATE, which aims at studying the emergent role of Succinate Dehydrogenase in the control of inflammatory innate immune responses.
Claire Leibler was awarded an ANR JCJC Grant
Congratulation Claire for obtaining this grant from the ANR to work on differences between TLR7 and TLR9 signalling in B cells and their impact on lupus pathogenesis.
Congratulations to Katia Boniface and Julien Seneschal’s group
The “Crosstalk between immune and epidermal cells” group lead by Katia Boniface and Julien Seneschal was awarded a grant by the “Société Française de Dermatologie” (SFD) to work on the characterization of resident memory T cells in non lesional skin of vitiligo.
Their PhD student, Ribal Merhi, was also awarded a grant by the SFD to continue his work on the role of type I Interferons in vitiligo.
Congratulations to Laure Migayron!
Congratulations to Laure Migayron who got awarded a grant by the “Société de Recherche Dermatologique” to work on the charaterization of T cells in vitiligo. Well done and best of luck!
ImmunoConcEpT’s fresque du climat
We had our first “la Fresque du Climat” at ImmunoConcEpT which was animated by a colleague from the MFP lab. Many thanks to her!
It was a great time during which we learnt a lot of things about climate change and we talked about solutions which we can apply in our professional and personal life.