Cell-mediated immune responses in health and disease

01 January 2007 → 29 February 2012
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
    • Immunology
Immune response
Project description

Our project is centred on T cel development and function. Using a panel of human and murine models, we wish to explore the signales and factors driving T cell differentiation from their precursor stage to their final effector and or regulatory state. Basic knowledge or technological advances gained in a given project will be made immediately accessible to all partners of the network. It is expected that his continuous exchange of information - which will be facilitated by a dedicated website and regular meetings - will results in the emrgence of original concepts and innovative approaches in the course of the research programme. Training activities will be organized around the major themes of the network. Special attention will be paid to excahnges of scientists between the partners, even for short periods of time, allowing the trainees to learn new conceptual andmethodological approaches while keerping the focus of their research. A major aim of the networks is to promote translational medical research based on fundamental scientific advances. The composition of the network which brings together basic scientists and physicians engaged in clinical research will obviously facilitate the implementation of translational research activities for which common platforms of cell therapy and immune monitoring are in place.