Dr. MALISSEN is the Founder and Director of the Centre for Immunophenomics (CIPHE), team leader at the Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille Luminy (CIML, Marseille, France). He directed the CIML from 1995 to 2005. He is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, an Honorary Member of the American Association of Immunologists and a Fellow of the European Research Council.
Dr. MALISSEN pioneered in the 80’s the use of gene transfer approaches to dissect the function of molecules involved in T cell functions (MHC and TCR). His lab has also extended its interest to dendritic cells and macrophages, a research area where it disentangled the functional complexity of the dendritic cells found in tissue parenchymas.
He has more recently turned to high-throughput “omics” approaches that simultaneously measure large numbers of parameters, and combines them with genetic screens designed to further the understanding of T cell functions under normal and pathological conditions.