Prof. Antoine MAGNAN was born in 1963. He is Professor of Respiratory Medicine in Nantes University, France, and is head of the Respiratory diseases department within "L’institut du thorax" in Nantes, France. The clinical activity of the department is devoted to acute respiratory care, with a specific orientation on severe asthma and allergy, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. The Nantes University Hospital is recognized as National Center for Rare Diseases, Cystic Fibrosis.
Pr Magnan's main field of activity is "Bronchial diseases and allergies". This includes the investigation of T cell activation in asthma and lung transplant recipients, both in humans and in murine models. He leads an INSERM team in the frame of the AVENIR program,integrated in the UMR 915 “l’institut du thorax”, Nantes, France. The team develops both clinical and basic research through a translational approach. Pr Magnan leads the COLT (COhort in Lung Transplantation) program among the 11 French lung transplantation centers as principal investigator.
Pr Magnan is a former research fellow of the Centre d’Immunology Marseille Luminy (CIML), Marseille, France. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles in English.