Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Dr.Sc. 1980, University of Paris VI) is professor at Institut Pasteur (Paris) and head of Unit "Cytokines & Inflammation".
At Institut Pasteur, he has been Director of "General Immunology Course" (1997-2002), Scientific Director of "Euroconferences" (2002-2006), and director of the Department "Infection and Epidemiology (2006-2009)
He has been President (1998 – 2000) of the International Endotoxin Society (now "International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society").
He is member of the Editorial Boards of "Innate Immunity", "Shock", "European Cytokine Network”, "Journal of Infectious Diseases", "American Journal of Surgery", "The Open Critical Care Medicine Journal", "The Open Immunology Journal", "Journal of Medical Sciences" (Taiwan), “Romanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology”, "International Journal of Inflammation", and has been Associate-Editor of "Cytokine" (2002-2009).
He has been expert for numerous research agencies (Germany, Belgium, Canada, Nederland, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, Singapore). He has been teaching innate immunty in different Immunology courses given abroad (Chile, Brasil, Mexico, Thailand, Lebanon, Uruguay, Romania, Algeria, Hong-Kong)
Prof. Jean-Marc Cavaillon has published 135 scientific articles, over 71 reviews and 41 chapters in books on infection, innate immunity and septic shock. He is also the co-author of a book "Sepsis and non-infectious inflammation: from biology to critical care" published in September 2008.
Prof. Jean-Marc Cavaillon has an extensive expertise in innate immunity, particularly on cytokines, inflammation, bacterial endotoxins and other Toll-like receptors agonists, endotoxin tolerance, activation of monocytes/macrophages and neutrophils, altered immune status in sepsis and SIRS patients, and cytokine production in cystic fibrosis. He was also one of the very first to work on cytokines at Institut Pasteur. He wrote the first book in French on cytokines (1993, re-edition 1996), and a chapter on cytokines in the "Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine" in 16 volumes (2005). He initiated his biomedical research some twenty years ago, particularly in the field of sepsis and systemic inflammation.