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Prion diseases: toward further reduction of animal experimentation

Inra Scientists have developed an efficient method to amplify in vitro prion of different species. Beside its interest to rapidly address scientific...
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IAD 2016 - 10th French network for "Domestic Animal Immunology"

17-18 March 2016 Ploufragan

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the next IAD network symposium will be held in Ploufragan, France on March 17th-18th 2016.

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ANIHWA Final Conference

25th-26th November 2015 Paris (France)

The ANIHWA Consortium is pleased to invite you to the ANIHWA Final Conference, 25th- 26th November 2015, Paris, France.

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SAPHIR: an international and multidisciplinary approach to developing new vaccines for livestock

SAPHIR is a project coordinated by INRA and selected by the European Commission for its Horizon 2020 programme. Participants launched the project...
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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

The laboratory also hosts the editorial team of the open access journal Veterinary Research.

Director: Sabine Riffault
Co-Director: Pierre Boudinot
Centre de Recherche de Jouy-en-Josas
F-78352 Jouy-en-Josas cedex