Fighting infectious diseases
Allergic reactions, respiratory tract diseases and autoimmune diseases are growing problems in our society. The resurgence of infectious diseases thought to have been eradicated and the emergence of new viruses require major research efforts in the field of immune system diseases.
This research division groups together scientists interested, on one hand, by the development of immune cells and the regulation of their functions, and on the other hand, by viral infections, especially those involving viruses that infect immune cells.
Collectively, the researchers’ studies lead to a better understanding of immune cell regulation in normal immune responses and during diseases such as autoimmune diseases, viral infections and immunodeficiency.
Research unit directors:
* Director, Immunity and Viral Infections research division
We deeply regret to inform you of the passing of Cheolho Cheong, Director of the Cellular Physiology and Immunology research unit, on April 24, 2016. For more information, please refer to the death notice.