The Department of Immunology works in affiliation with CRP-Santé and the Laboratoire National de Santé (LNS).
Departmental fields of interest range from basic research to contract R&D and focus on 4 major areas of interest:
- Immunology and genetic/antigenetic diversity of old and new emerging human and animal viruses
- Development of immune-preventive strategies against infectious agents and environmental risk factors, such as carcinogens
- Crosstalk between the immune system and the neuroendocrine system involved in the stress response (eg, HPA axis and glucocorticoid receptor)
- Perinatal programming and epigenetics of the immune system and stress response genes
The Department of Immunology is one of worldwide 3 WHO Collaborating Centres for Reference and Research on Measles Infections and WHO Regional Reference Centre for Measles and Rubella responsible for 22 European countries.
The Immunology Department is headed by Prof. Claude P. Muller