Jean-Marc Cavaillon
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Jean-Marc Cavaillon Dr.Sc.

Course and current status

Jean-Marc Cavaillon (Dr.Sc. 1980, University of Paris VI) was professor at Institut Pasteur (Paris) and head of the Unit "Cytokines & Inflammation" (2001-2017). He is now honorary professor, and scientifc officer of the French National Research Agency (ANR) in charge of the antibioresistance priority research program.

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 is co-director of the course "Innate immunity and infectious Diseases".

He has been President (1998 – 2000) of the "International Endotoxin Society" (now "International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society") and of the "European Shock Society" (2016-2018)

He was Senior Associate Editor (Europe) of "Shock" and member of the Editorial Boards of "Innate Immunity", "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), Jpurnal of Reanimatology (Russia), “Romanian Archives of Microbiology and Immunology”, "International Journal of Inflammation", Frontiers in Immunology, scientific Reports and Journal of Intensive Medicine. He has been Associate-Editor of "Cytokine" (2002-2009).

He has been expert for numerous research agencies (Germany, Belgium, Canada, Nederlands, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Denmark, Italy, Czech Republic, Singapore).

He has been teaching innate immunty in French Universities and abroad (Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Thailand, China, Lebanon, Uruguay, Romania, Hong-Kong, Algeria, South-Korea, Italy, Estonia, Bulgaria, Colombia, Peru, Sweden and Canada).

Prof. Jean-Marc Cavaillon has published 170 scientific articles, over 109 reviews and 59 chapters in books on infection, innate immunity and septic shock (h-index = 61). He was the author of the first book in French on cytokines (1993). He is also the co-author of books: "Sepsis and non-infectious inflammation: from biology to critical care" (2008); "Inflammation from molecular and cellular mechanisms to the clinic" (2018); and "The saving flame, once upon a time inflammation" (2017, French)

Scientific summary

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 among 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.

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