Dr Chamaillard graduated his PhD in 2002 and has been appointed as a Research Director at Inserm in 2011 (H-index = 32 and 11,447 times cited without self-citations). At the Fondation Jean Dausset, he pionnered our understanding of the underlying mechanisms that are predisposing to inflammmatory bowel diseases by contributing to the identification of NOD2 as the major Crohn's disease predisposing gene (Nature 2001) and then moved to the laboratory of Professor Gabriel Nunez at the University of Michigan to further elucidate the function of the NOD2 gene (EMBO J 2003 and Science 2005) and of its closest related molecule NOD1 (Nature Immunology 2003). Dr Chamaillard received several awards, including the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Young Investigator Award in 2004 and the UEP Top Abstract Prize, and he has has been invited to several international meetings, including Keystone symposium, FALK symposium, European Immunology Group Meeting and International Congress of Mucosal Immunology.
Dr. Lionel Franz POULIN (CR1, CNRS) was awarded an ATIP-AVENIR grant from 2012 to 2016 after 2 postdoctoral fellowships on human (Poulin et al., JEM 2010) and mouse dendritic cells (Poulin et al., JEM 2007). He has supervised the work of a technician, a postdoctoral fellow and a PhD student during this period and has been appointed as an Associate professor at CNRS in 2014.