Labex EPIGENMED Montpellier, France

From genome and epigenome to molecular medicine

Axis 3

 

Axis 3: Infection and Immunity

Leaders: Monsef Benkirane and Naomi Taylor

 

The goal of Infection and Immunity axis is to elucidate the intimate host-pathogen interactions occurring during the pathogen life cycle and to investigate unconventional pathways/approaches that will ultimately lead to optimal immune responses against invading pathogens. We aim at:

1- Better understand the strategies used by pathogens to invade and to survive within organisms and cells; these include cell recognition, adherence of cell surfaces and intercellular bridging

2- Unravel pathogen strategies for spreading throughout the organism

3- Identify host defenses against pathogens with a particular emphasis on metabolic alterations

4-Enhance adaptive and memory immune responses to pathogens, with a specific interest in clinically relevant cytokine therapies and strategies aimed at modulating antigen presenting cells (DC)

5- Further the elucidation of host-pathogen molecular interactions to identify new vulnerabilities of the pathogen

6- Characterize the variability of pathogen diversity and resistance in order to explore the possible functional consequences on the host genome

Operational Research on AIDS and Infectious Diseases

 

Eric DELAPORTE

 

 

Eric DELAPORTE

 

TransVIHMI - UMI 223

911, avenue Agropolis, 34394 Montpellier

 

Phone: +33 4 67 41 62 97

Email: eric.delaporte@ird.fr

 

 

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Genetic diversity of HIV/SIV and emerging infections

 

Peeters

 

Martine PEETERS

 

TransVIHMI - UMI 223

911, avenue Agropolis, 34396 Montpellier

 

Phone: +33 4 67 41 62 97

Email: martine.peeters@ird.fr

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