The body is innervated by a meshwork of heterogeneous peripheral neurons (including sensory neurons) which project virtually to all the organs. Peripheral neurons have been studied extensively in the context of their primary function of initiation of voluntary and involuntary movement, transmission of sensations and induction of appropriate behavioral response. On top of their function of signal transmission to the spinal cord and brain, peripheral neurons (including afferent neurons) can also directly sense environmental alarms and consequently regulate the development of various type of immune responses. At the IMMCEPTION LAB, Nicolas GAUDENZIO and his team combine unique genetic models and new intravital imaging approaches to study how neuro-immune interactions can regulate the development of inflammatory reactions in various pathological contexts.
Our last invited review on the role of mast cells in inflammation and disease is now out in the Annual Review of Immunology !
We organize the "1st Symposium on Type 2 Immunity" at the Toulouse Museum of Natural History - December 11, 2019.
Please join us!
January 2020 - We are thrilled to be invited at the Gordon Research Conference on Food Allergy 2020, for a plenary lecture at the session "Neurosensory Pathways Relevant to Aversive Food Responses".
Please join us !
November 2019 - Atopic dermatitis: allergens are playing with your nerves !!
We are thrilled to see our last study published in Nature Immunology. Congratulations to Nadine Serhan and Lilian Basso for their fantastic work selected for the cover of November issue !
October 2019 - We are honored to be invited at the 28th EADV congress in Madrid, October 12, for a Keynote Lecture at the EADV President's Symposium: "Skin and brain: unraveled connections".
July 2019 - We are hiring postdocs !
The IMMCEPTION Lab will be looking for motivated postdocs to lead ambitious projects in the field of neuro-immunology. If you are interested in joining our multidisciplinary and dynamic team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us directly via this website.
July 2019 - FASEB SRCS The IgE and Allergy Conference: From Mechanisms to Therapy July 7-12, 2019 | Scottsdale, Arizona
We will be attending the FASEB meeting for a plenary session in which we will present our latest work. Please join us !
We are located at the heart of Purpan Hospital in Toulouse, France