Regulation of Retroviral Infections

The research for the development of a preventive anti-HIV vaccine has used every established technology that yielded effective vaccines against other pathogens, yet it has failed to afford effective and long lasting protection both in monkey models and in humans.


francoise2.jpgThese failures dramatically highlight the need to define the immune correlates of protection against HIV infection for vaccine research and the correlates of protection against AIDS for immunotherapy.



Along these lines, our Unit is focusing its research on the mechanisms of host control of HIV infection both at the cell level and at the level of the immune response.



Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Nobel Lab 360

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly with Luc Montagnier and Harlad zu Hausen. In 2014 she heads the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit.

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2-year postdoctoral position available (ImVA-Fontenay-aux-Roses)


Since November 1st 2014, the Teams of Michaela Müller-Trutwin and Asier Sáez-Cirión have constituted a new research unit at Institut Pasteur: “HIV, inflammation and persistence”, under the direction of Michaela.  The description  of their activities will be available soon in the new unit’s website.


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We are based at the Institut Pasteur in Paris (28 rue du Dr Roux, 15th arrondissement), close to the "Pasteur" and "Volontaires" metro stations (line 6 or 12).
Our lab is located on the Third floor of the François JACOB building (n°26 on the map below).