Research institute

Center for Research in Transplantation and Translational Immunology

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General information

Authority : Inserm, Nantes Université

Reference : U1064 Inserm

Departments : Biologie, médecine, santé


Director(s) Staff

Director: Pr. Régis JOSIEN
Deputy Director: Dr. Sophie BROUARD
Head of Nephrology at Nantes University Hospital: Gilles Blancho
Professor at Centrale Nantes: Sophie LIMOU


Research topics

The Center for Research in Transplantation and Translational Immunology (CR2TI) is a joint research unit (UMR 1064) affiliated to Inserm and Nantes Université and located at the Nantes University Hospital and IRS2. We develop basic, translational and clinical research programs to improve knowledge, diagnosis and treatments in the context of organ and cell transplantation (Axis 1), inflammatory and autoimmune diseases (Axis 2) and infectious diseases (Axis 3).
Our main goals are to:
1) Characterize the pathogenic or protective immune responses involved in these diseases in order to identify new therapeutic targets;
2) Transfer these advances to the clinics by developing new immunotherapeutic and diagnostic approaches;
3) Develop alternative strategies for the replacement or repair of organs / tissues through a better understanding of cell and organism developmental biology (Axis 4).

The CR2TI is made up of independent teams that bring together scientists and clinicians with complementary expertise in immunology, transplantation, autoimmunity, infectious diseases, nephrology, intensive care, developmental biology and genomics. The CR2TI is part of the "Immunotherapy graft oncology (IGO)" Laboratory of Excellence.


Published on September 21, 2023 Updated on January 19, 2024