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UPCOMING SEMINAR: Laurent Renia, Singapore Immunology Network

Posted by on 19 November 2018 | Comments

12.00pm Monday, 19 November
Room 231, 2nd floor
Biochemistry Building
710 Cumberland St

Laurent Renia
Singapore Immunology Network

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Laurent Renia is currently the executive director of the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN). Laurent Renia obtained his PhD in 1991 Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France where he studied the immune response against the pre-erythrocytic phase of malaria. He continued to work on malaria immunology in New York University (1991-1992). He then returned to Paris in 1993 where he obtained a permanent position as junior research scientist at the French national of Institute of Health (INSERM) working on malaria immunology in the INSERM Unit 313 at the Hopital Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris. He moved to the INSERM Unit 445 at the Institut Cochin in Paris where he started his own group in 1997. Between 2001-2006, he became research director at INSERM, co-director and director of the Department of Immunology at the Institut Cochin. He joined SIgN in 2007. He holds adjunct Professorships with the Department of Microbiology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, at the School of biological Sciences, Nanyang technological University in Singapore, and the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has published more than 240 articles and book chapters in Infectious Diseases and Immunology. He is an Academic Editor for Infection and Immunity, PLoS ONE, Infection and Immunity, Microbial Pathogenesis and Frontiers in Immunology.