• 1st CRCL Thematic Day - January 15th

The CRCL organize its 1st Thematic Day on Tuesday 15th of January.
The theme of this special event, which will be held in a webinar format, is : "A new vision of evolutionary mechanisms in cancer"

We will be honored to welcome 4 speakers :
Fédéric THOMAS, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier
Romain Levayer, Institut Pasteur, Paris
Olivier Delattre, Institut Curie, Paris
Raphaël Itzykson, Hôpital Saint-Louis, Paris

  • 2nd Symposium IRCI - 21st to 23rd of June, 2021, Lyon, France

2nd International Symposium on Immune Responses in Cancer and Infection (IRCI).
The event has been postponed to June, 2020 in Lyon, France.

IRCI is an international conference that occurs every three years with talks from experts in the field of immune responses in cancer and infection. This meeting is a unique chance for you to learn, exchange, and expose your results in a world class setting in which registration prices have been kept low.

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  • Ancient and conserved functional interplay between Bcl-2 family proteins in the mitochondrial pathwa

In metazoans, Bcl-2 family proteins are major regulators of mitochondrially mediated apoptosis; however, their evolution remains poorly understood. Here, we describe the molecular characterization of the four members of the Bcl-2 family in the most primitive metazoan, Trichoplax adhaerens All four trBcl-2 homologs are multimotif Bcl-2 group, with trBcl-2L1 and trBcl-2L2 being highly divergent antiapoptotic Bcl-2 members, whereas trBcl-2L3 and trBcl-2L4 are homologs of proapoptotic Bax and Bak, respectively. trBax expression permeabilizes the mitochondrial outer membrane, while trBak operates as a BH3-only sensitizer repressing antiapoptotic activities of trBcl-2L1 and trBcl-2L2. The crystal structure of a trBcl-2L2:trBak BH3 complex reveals that trBcl-2L2 uses the canonical Bcl-2 ligand binding groove to sequester trBak BH3, indicating that the structural basis for apoptosis control is conserved from T. adhaerens to mammals. Finally, we demonstrate that both trBax and trBak BH3 peptides bind selectively to human Bcl-2 homologs to sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy treatment.

  • Failed Apoptosis Enhances Melanoma Cancer CellAggressiveness

Triggering apoptosis remains an efficient strategy to treat cancer. However, apoptosis is no longer a final destination since cancer cells can undergo failed apoptosis without dying. Recent evidence shows that limited mitochondrial permeabilization and non-lethal caspase activation occur under certain circumstances, although it remains unclear how failed apoptosis affects cancer cells. Using an original cancer cell model to trigger non-lethal caspase activation, we find that melanoma cancer cells undergoing failed apoptosis have a particular transcriptomic signature associated with focal adhesions, transendothelial migration, and modifications of the actin cytoskeleton. In line with this, cancer cells surviving apoptosis gain migration and invasion properties in vitro and in vivo. We further demonstrate that failed apoptosis-associated gain in invasiveness is regulated by the c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway, whereas its RNA sequencing signature is found in metastatic melanoma. These findings advance our understanding of how cell death can both cure and promote cancer. 


  • December 2020 - Project manager

l'équipe "Hepatitis Viruses & Pathobiology of Chronic Liver Diseases" - Directeur Fabien ZOULIM, recherche un chef de projet dans le cadre du programme "HBV Cure". Le chargé(e) de projet de recherche aura pour mission l’animation scientifique et la gestion financière et administrative du programme.
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  • December 2020 - Postoctoral position

A 2 years postdoctoral position is available in the field of tumor immunology. Selected candidate will work on the project : "Immune impact of the expression of human endogenous retroviruses in hematological malignancies".
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  • November 2020 - Post-doctoral position

PostDoc Position in single cell OMICS applied to immune-oncology.
The "Tumor immune surveillance and therapeutic targeting" team, headed by Christophe Caux, is looking for a motivated Postdoctoral researcher to work at the forefront of single cell and oncology research in q stimulating environment interfacing academic and private sectors. The candidate will bridge the gap between fundamental research in the field of cancer biology and market-oriented development of single cell OMICS by working between the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CRCL) at the Centre Léon Bérard and Cellenion SASU
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  • November 2020 - postdoctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available in the "Stemness in gliomas" team headed by François Ducray, MD-PhD, and Mathieu gabut, PhD.
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  • October 2020 - Post-doctoral position

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Julien Ablain. The Ablain lab studies cancer biology, focusing on the role of adhesion signaling in melanoma metastasis.
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  • October 2020 - Post-doctoral position

A postdoctoral position is available at the CRCL - INSERM U1052 CNRS UMR5286 in the research team of Dr Virginie Petrilli to work on the characterization of the regulation of the ATM pathway by the Pattern Recognition Receptor NLRP3.
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  • September 2020 - Research Engineer position

A research engineer position in bioinformatics is open to work on an innovative joint research program between two teams of CRCL and Bioinformatics Center in Lyon, France.
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  • September 2020 - Lab manager position

L'équipe "TGF-beta et régulation de la réponse immunitaire", Dirigée par Julien Marie, recherche un lab manager.  L’équipe est composée de 12 personnes et étudie principalement les effets du système immunitaire sur les cancers.
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  • September 2020 - Project manager in immunology

The Laboratory of Immunotherapy of Cancer of Lyon (LICL) is currently seeking a talented and experienced immunologist to coordinate the scientific and technological projects within the lab.
The LICL (head: C. Caux) is affiliated to the Cancer Research Center of Lyon (CRCL) and to the department of Translational Research and Innovation of the comprehensive Léon Bérard cancer Center (CLB) at the interface between fundamental research developed within the CRCL immunology teams and the clinical research implemented by the CLB clinical teams.
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  • July 2020 - Postdoctoral position

The laboratory of Prof Julien C. Marie is seeking an experienced, creative and autonomous post-doctoral fellow to study the effects of TGF-b on T cell-biology. A particular focus is proposed on deciphering mechanisms of action of TGF-b in controlling skin inflammation using both in vitro and in vivo mouse models.
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  • January 2020 - Post-doctoral position

The laboratory of Dr. Julien C. Marie is seeking an experienced, creative and autonomous post-doctoral fellow to study the effects of TGF-B on T cell-biology.
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