Second Psycho-Neuro-Immunology Course – 15 to 17 January 2018 – Lille, Institut Coeur-Poumons

On the Behalf of ONCOLille, you are invited to take part in a 3 day course in Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI) held by Pr Yori Gidron and organized on the 15th to 17th of January 2018 in the Institut Coeur -Poumons in Lille.

The course will be free but registration is mandatory.

In the course, you will learn basic introductory topics in immunology, stress and neuroimmunology, and then apply them to major diseases, as decribed below. People from psychology, biology, medicine, nursing and other domains are invited.


  • Introduction to immunology
  • Basic model of stress
  • Neurommunology
  • Stress and immunity
  • PNI of heart disease
  • PNI of cancer x 4 lectures
  • PNI of colds
  • Immuno-psychiatry
  • Effects of psychological interventions on immunity Applying the topics to diseases: Group exercise

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Second French International Congress on CAR T CELLS – 17 January – Faculté de Médecine – Lille

The Second French International Congress on CAR T CELLS will be held on the 17th of January 2018 in Lille and will welcome this year again the best worldwide experts in this domain.

This new and promising therapy shows an impressive development in blood malignacies but should also known quickly some applications in solid tumours .

For more informations on the congress program: Second French International CarTday final program


To register, please email to:

VILLAGE DES SCIENCES: ONCOLille participation – 5th to 8th October 2017

ONCOLille will participate for the second year, to the Village des Sciences which will take place from the 5th to the 8th October 2017 in the Gare Saint Sauveur in Lille (square Jean Baptiste LEBAS).

The 5th and 6th October afternoons will be reserved for schools (12:00 to 18:00) but the saturday 7th and Sunday 8th will be open to all (13:00 to 19:00).

This year, the theme of the village is the “Trip”. In this thematic, ONCOLille scientists will present the migratory capacities of cancer cells which lead to creation of secondary tumours called Metastases.

For more information:

Village des Sciences

Fête de la science

Postdoctoral position available in the “Initiation of Epithelial Cancers” group at the Institut Pasteur de Lille

Postdoctoral position available in the “Initiation of Epithelial Cancers” group at the Institut Pasteur de Lille

Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position in the “Initiation of Epithelial Cancers” team headed by Corinne Abbadie at the Institut Pasteur de Lille, France ( The recruited scientist will work on the SENHEAL project which will be conducted in collaboration with the Mathias Chamaillard team at the Institut Pasteur de Lille (

The objective of the SENHEAL project is to investigate the impact and regulation of intestinal epithelial cell senescence during gut wound healing. The role of proteins regulating DNA repair pathways will be specifically addressed. The project will require the implementation of several technologies including culture of primary cells, molecular biology, cell imaging and in vivo experiments in mice.

The applicants of any nationality must hold a PhD in an area related to the project and must have experience in the required techniques. Candidates are encouraged to submit a full detailed CV, a cover letter describing their motivation, and reference letters to

Expected employment starting date: 2017-10-01.


In memoriam: Pr. Christophe Mariette

ONCOLille is terribly sad to announce the passing away of Professor Christophe MARIETTE.

Dedicated to his patients, Professor MARIETTE was a great surgeon recognized by all his pairs. He was Head of Surgery at Lille CHRU, Professor of surgery and an internationally recognized researcher in the field of oesogastric cancer

At ONCOLille, the research field he coordinated in the last 5 years around the ‘Resistance to treatment ‘ was a flagship of our research programs.

His death is more than a great loss for us all. In his memory, ONCOLille will continue to support the research programs Christophe developed.

We will have a thought for his relatives.

Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Institute in Lille – 3 young PI positions open

The  future Interdisciplinary Cancer Research Institute in Lille (IRICL) is opening 3 young PI positions for junior researchers with excellent scientific track record.

For more details on the jobs offer 

For more details on the IRICL project

AVIESAN-INCa CALL FOR PROJECTS: Call_Systems_Biology_2017

AVIESAN-INCa Call for Research projects in the field of multidisciplinary approaches in modeling complex biological processes applied to cancer field (Systems biology)

Systems biology, as the term indicates, is a biology-based interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on the relation and interactions within biological systems (communication of cells at tissue and organ level, metabolism, network of genes and proteins in healthy and pathological conditions). The aim of this call is to propose a functional model at the cellular, tissue or organism level in healthy or pathological situation. The proposed model will be confirmed through experimental approaches using tools from experimental biology to clinical observation.
It is organized by ITMO Cancer of the French National Alliance for Health and Life Sciences (Aviesan) in collaboration with INCa (French National Cancer Institute). Inserm is entrusted with the operational management of this funding call.

The general objective of this call for proposals is to support multidisciplinary upstream research (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computers, biology, etc.), in order to make progress towards modelling of complex processes or integrative biology, in the field of cancer. It must in particular allow the development of multidisciplinary integrated teams that interact with clinicians, anatomopathologists and biologists in the field of cancer.

For more information: notice

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Deadline: June 30th, 2017 (4 pm)

3 days course on Psycho-Neuro-Immunology- 10, 11 & 12 April 2017 – Institut Coeur -Poumons Lille

The Professor Yoram Gidron, who hold the Professoral Chair of psycho-oncology funded by the French National Institut of Cancer in the Lille University, will give  3 day course in Psycho-Neuro-Immunology (PNI) in the Institut Coeur -Poumons in Lille.

The course will teach the basic knowledge and advanced findings of PNI and different diseases. The attendee will learn to integrate the fields of health psychology, neuroimmunology and medicine. The participants need to have background in psychology, or medicine, or nursing, or biology and neuroscience.

Organized by the Lille University and ONCOLille, the course is open for all  health, biology or human sciences professionals and students, from all over France.

The registration is free but mandatory using the registration form at the end of the page (dead line: 31th of March 2017)

The course will include the following topics:

  • Basic concepts and models of stress
  • Biology of Stress
  • Introduction to immunology
  • Basics in neuroimmunology
  • PNI of colds
  • PNI of heart disease
  • PNI of cancer x 3 lectures
  • PNI of infertility
  • Immunopsychiatry
  • Effects of stress management on immunity
  • Lectures of participants (in pairs, you will present 1 PNI article).

The courses will be held from 9 am to 5 pm (time to be confirmed) in the Institut Coeur -Poumons of the Lille University – Hospital campus (Underground station: CHR Calmette- line 1 terminus)

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CAR T Day: First French National Symposium on CAR T Cells

The comprehensive cancer research consortium  SIRIC ONCOLille, and the “French -Speaking society of bone marrow graft and cellular therapies” (SFGM & TC), have the pleasure to announce the first French national symposium on CAR T cells which will take place in the “Pôle Recherche” of the Faculty of Medicine of Lille on the 26th of Januray 2017.

For more information and registration (until the 18/01/2017):

Inter SIRIC Symposium Drug Design and Discovery – January 27th 2017 – Pôle Recherche, Faculté de Médecine, Lille

The 8 French Comprehensive Cancer Research Centers  (SIRIC CURIE, BRIO, MONTPELLIER, MARSEILLE, SOCRATE, CARPEM, LYRIC et ONCOLILLE) have the pleasure to invite you to their Inter-SIRIC symposium on”Drug Design & Discovery”.

The symposium will take place on the 27th of January in the Pôle recherche of the faculty of medicine in Lille.

For more information and registration: