Save the date for the ImmunoBiophysics EMBO workshop!

The EMBO Workshop: ImmunoBiophysics: From fundamental physics to understanding immune response is back with its newest edition! The workshop which is organized by our very own Pierre-Henri Puech and Laurent Limozin boasts an impressive list of speakers in the life sciences, biophysics, and mechanobiology fields.

The registration deadline is 5 March 2023. For more information:

LAI celebrates its newest doctor!

LAI ends the year on a celebratory note with the successful thesis defense of Leda Lacaria! Leda joined LAI as a doc2amu student under the supervision of Felix Rico (LAI) and Loic Le Goff (Institut Fresnel), where she focused on the comparison between benign and malignant breast tumoral cells using atomic force microscopy in force mapping, traction force microscopy, spinning-disk fluorescence microscopy, and polarization-resolved fluorescence microscopy. Luckily, she’ll stay with us for a few months in 2023 before embarking on new scientific adventures so we can enjoy her presence for a while longer! 😄

New Microscopies in Cell Biology

Beatriz Díaz Bello and Rémy Torro participated at the New Microscopies in Cell Biology at Institut Jacques Monod in Paris where they co-presented a talk entitled “A deep learning-based software to measure immune cytotoxicity, in single cells, over time”, a co-presentation that highlights the interdisciplinary pursued at LAI and the constant back and forth between biologists and physicists. The conference was co-organized by Pierre-Henri Puech.

For more information: on December 13th

LAI @ Centuri Scientific Day

Flash talk – DIAZ BELLO Beatriz (LAI): A deep learning-based modular software to locate, track and measure single-cell ADCC over time.

Flash talk – NUÑEZ VIADERO EIDER (LAI): Development of the state of the art technology to monitor protein-folding in real time under physiological conditions.

Flash talk – ROBERT Philippe (LAI): On and off-rates measurements at the single molecular level with laminar flow chamber: a need for new links and linkers.

Congratulations to our very own Valentine Seveau!

Valentine started her journey at LAI as an intern, and this week we’ve had the privilege of witnessing the fruit of her work. Valentine defended her Ph.D. project entitled “Quantitative study of cell guidance in controlled microenvironments: atypical cases of rheotaxis and adhesive haptotaxis” in front of the jury composed of: Nicolas Biais, Charlotte Rivière, Ana Labernadie et Matthieu Piel. Congratulations Valentine and we look forward to having you around as an engineer after the well-deserved break!

Launch of the BioPhysImmuno International Research Projet (IRP) supported by the CNRS

The BioPhysImmuno IRP project aims to continue a successful collaboration started through a CNRS Projet International de Coopération Scientifique (PICS) project (20218-2021) between two complementary laboratories, one located in Mexico and one in France. The project has been launched with Pierre-Henri Puech acting as coordinator!

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