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Centre d'Immunologie et des Maladies Infectieuses
UPMC UMRS CR7 - Inserm U1135 - CNRS ERL 8255

Director's message

Welcome to Cimi-Paris, a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to the development of knowledge about the immune system to prevent infections, to slow down and to alleviate inflammatory, infectious or parasite processes.

History of the laboratory

The Cimi-Paris project started in the beginning of 2010s .It emanates from a merging of former distinct Inserm-, CNRS- and UPMC-affiliated research laboratories involved in basic science and translational research for understanding of the fundamental causes of viral, parasitic and bacterial infections and on strategies for preventing them. Some of those research teams have developed key researches especially on immune defences against HIV, reconstitution of the immune system, new modes of vaccine administration, on pathogenesis of severe malaria.
Those teams decided to combine their expertise in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, immunology and clinical research in order to boost innovative cutting-edge research on those fields.Cimi-Paris project officially started in January 2014.
Cimi-Paris is jointly administrated by UPMC, Inserm and CNRS.

A unique environment on human infectious diseases

Cimi-Paris location at Pitie-Salpêtrière Hospital provides an excellent environment for collaboration between researchers and clinicians, allowing us to study a wide range of aspects of the immune response, of processes of inflammation in various human diseases, and of host-pathogen interactions, from the single cell level and animal model to human pathologies.
At Cimi-Paris, biology and medicine are thus integrated in order to foster strong and productive interactions between basic and clinical research, facilitating thus  the emergence of new concepts for therapeutic applications. This approach ensures quality, originality and innovation of our research.
Cimi-Paris is a community of about 200 individuals, all of whom share a common passion for disseminating knowledge and their applications throughout research communities and in clinical environments, and for training future researchers, clinical researchers and practitioners.
Christophe COMBADIERE, Ph D
Cimi-Paris Director


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cimi-paris @ upmc.fr