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11am - room 800 - 26 June 2014

Seminar - Loredana Saveanu (Necker Hospital, Paris)

Dendritic cell processing antigens in the endosomal compartment
"The role of IRAP storage endosomes in dendritic cell biology"

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New live attenuated influenza vaccines - 18/07/2013

photo de microscopie du virus influenza
In the frame of the Carnot Institute for Animal health “ICSA”, within the “Molecular Virology and Immunology” unit, INRA’s researchers steered by Dr Bernard Delmas have identified mutations within...

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Towards the First Pediatric Vaccine against Bronchiolitis - 14/06/2013

Service de néonatologie au CHU Hôtel-Dieu de Nantes, Hôpital Mère et Enfant. Les bébés prématurés y restent en couveuse jusqu'à la date théorique de leur naissance.
INRA and its partner DBV Technologies were just granted €600 000 by the French National Research Agency (ANR) to coordinate their know-how and develop an innovative and non-invasive vaccine against...

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“Tailor-made” antiviral compounds to fight influenza A - 25/03/2013

“Tailor-made” antiviral compounds to fight influenza A
Scientists have identified on viral proteins the “nerve centres” which need to be targeted by therapeutic compounds in order to halt any proliferation that might cause influenza A. Using computer...

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Académie Vétérinaire de France - 7 march 2013

Nanotechnology in veterinary medicine

Nanotechnologies
The French Veterinary Academy held the first conference on nanotechnology in veterinary medicine on 7 March 2013. The conference, organised by Bernard Charley at the INRA centre in Jouy-en-Josas, w...

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About the Unit

The laboratory of Molecular Virology and Immunology (VIM-UR892) studies pathogens affecting farm animals.

Our research activities range from the molecular characterization of pathogens to host-defense mechanisms.

We are mainly interested in respiratory viruses in mammals and birds, fish viruses and bacteria, and non-conventional agents such as prions.

We study host-pathogen interactions in target species (swine, cattle, sheep, trout) or model species (mice, zebra fish).


Scientific issues:
1) Structure and expression of pathogen genomes
2) Structure-function relationships of macro-molecular complexes
3) Virulence-pathogenicity factors and escape from host defenses
4) Plasticity of host responses during evolution and development
5) Fighting strategies: vaccination and therapeutical approaches


The laboratory is organised around three main fields of interest:

  • Animal respiratory viruses: host-virus interactions, immunity
  • Prions
  • Fish infectiology

Director: Bernard Delmas
Co-Director: Sabine Riffault
UR0892 INRA
Centre de Recherche de Jouy-en-Josas
F-78352 Jouy-en-Josas cedex