Scientific interest

The main scientific objectives of the research unit are:


  • The study of the homeostatic mechanisms that determine and control the number of B and T lymphocytes.
  • The study of the dynamics of the lymphocyte populations. Quantification of the rates of cell production and cell death and of the rates of lymphocyte renewal. The study of the mechanisms of lymphocyte survival.
  • The study of the role of lymphocyte competition in lymphocyte selection and in the control of the immune responses. The study of the processes involved in the regulation of tolerance. The study of the mechanisms involved in the induction and persistence of memory.
Updated on 27/01/2014



Publication of Book "Tractus Immuno-Logicus : a brief history of the Immune System" by Pr Antonio Freitas (eds. Landes Bioscience)



Contact and Access

Lymphocyte Population Biology
Institut Pasteur        
25 Rue du Docteur Roux        
75724 Paris Cedex 15 FRANCE        

Tel 33 (0)1 45 68 85 82

Secretariat 33 (0)1 45 68 85 93   
Fax 33 (0)1 45 68 89 21   


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