Congratulations to Aude BRETON, who defended her thesis on February 28th in Orsay and presented her research work done at LPS-BIOSCIENCES in collaboration with I2BC (Institut de Biologie Intégrative de la Cellule).
On February 23rd, LPS-BIOSCIENCES attended to this business event in Orly to meet partners and investors.
On December 15th, LPS-BIOSCIENCES attended to this conference day on nosocomial infections. Vaccines, antibacterial molecules, many solutions were presented to fight the dramatic issue of resistant pathogens.
More than a century ago, Elie Metchnikoff established the bases of cellular innate immunity when he discovered the mechanism of phagocytosis.
However, during most of the XXth century, adaptive immunity (also known as specific immunity) focused most of the interest of the researchers, until Emile Janeway and Polly Matzinger revisited the definition of immunology. What was called “non-specific immunity” was renamed “innate immunity”, and the understanding of the sensing of the exogenous or endogenous dangers signals, and their identification revolutionized our understanding of the early mechanism aimed to defend the integrity of the host against any type of attacks including pathogens.
Nowadays, how bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi are sensed by the infected host, have been mostly deciphered. Similarly, the mechanisms of the host involved to defend its integrity against infectious process have been decoded. This MOOC describes the players and the whole orchestra involved in innate immunity against pathogens.
Please follow the Link: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/courses/course-v1:pasteur+96004+session01/about
Martine CAROFF presented our project of producing Antigens from bacteria involved in Bioterrorism to help research develop news diagnostic tools.
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Le domaine des attaques biologiques et chimiques est également au programme de ce vaste programme, afin d'"envisager le pire pour pouvoir l'éviter". La biologiste Martine Caroff établit des biomarqueurs de bactéries classées dans le cadre du bioterrorisme pour permettre une détection rapide en cas d'attaque. "Nous ne sommes pas des spécialistes de la +biodéfense+ mais nous sommes spécialistes de certaines bactéries", dit la chercheuse, souhaitant "apporter sa pierre à l'édifice".