Understanding its mechanisms of action and proposing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions is the ambitious project that we set with my team.
During my research career, I became interested in different proteins involved in pathophysiological processes. Amongst them, the CD146 molecule, on which my team has worked for many years, is particularly exciting because it is both yin and yang, with involvement in many physiological processes such as angiogenesis or embryo implantation and, at the same time, a deleterious effect when expressed on tumour cells.
Understanding its mechanisms of action and proposing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions is the ambitious project that we set with my team. To achieve this, we combine multiple and cross-cutting approaches from genes to proteins, from animal model cell tissue to humans, and from fundamental research to clinical application. This requires the use of advanced technology from transcriptomics proteomics, through imagery and the generation of antibodies. Marseille Immunopole is an extraordinary melting pot that allows us to work with many experts and combine these different approaches, with the common goal to bring new tests and new drugs for the benefit of patients.#recherche
For many years our service at the Timone Hospital has collaborated with researchers including the " Natural Killer Cells and Innate Immunity" team of Eric VIVIER .
The new immunotherapy antibodies currently developed by biotech companies from Marseille reflect the teams' dynamism and the extraordinary local potential.
Our aim is simple: to position ourselves upstream of the diagnosis and to propose innovative treatments to patients
AMU, IPC, CRCM
This is the DNA of the cluster to feed local excellence, including, of course, fundamental and applied immunology, and to support the emergence of sector initiatives with strong potential.