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 .
As a an internal medicine physician, I am often faced with patients who have conditions that result from immune system dysfunctions. These inflammatory or autoimmune diseases are often rare diseases whose causes and symptoms are misunderstood: lupus, myositis autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies in adults, systemic fibrosis, etc.
Like Marseille Immunopole, our discipline is positioned at the interface of different medical specialties, but also of fundamental and translational research. 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 at CIML. Together, we have developed a laboratory at the Conception Hospital specializing in the functional exploration of these lymphocytes and rare lymphocyte populations. We are conducting studies to better understand their involvement in diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) or IgG4-related diseases. The laboratory has also developed a routine battery of tests to quantify and qualify the activity of NK cells, T helper cells (Th) and Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILCs), particularly in clinical trials.#clinique #recherche
Education is also one of the strategic components of the Marseille Immunopole project
AMU, AP-HM, VRCM
The laboratory's mission therefore reflects that of the Marseille Immunopôle: to lead the development of these innovations, from the initial discovery to the proof of concept in clinical setting.
We and our patients are resolutely committed to the Marseille Immunopôle; patients no longer wish to be simple "providers of biological samples", but full participants in the research process.
Understanding its mechanisms of action and proposing new diagnostic and therapeutic solutions is the ambitious project that we set with my team.