We are delighted to welcome Gilles Devouassoux to the laboratory, with the shared ambition of strengthening our integrated fundamental, translational and clinical research activities, with a particular focus on bronchial inflammatory pathologies linked to respiratory viral infections. Gilles will bring to VirPath all his scientific and clinical expertise in pulmonary pathophysiology and his know-how in the implementation and coordination of international clinical trials for the development of biotherapies.

As coordinator of research into severe asthma within the CRISALIS network (INSERM F-CRIN network), Pr. Gilles Devouassoux recently set up the Centre Intégré d’Expertise et de Recherche en Asthme (CIERA), within his clinical department. It aims to combine care pathways and multidisciplinary management of uncontrolled asthma, training and information initiatives, as well as clinical, epidemiological and fundamental research. Our team and the LIA RespiVIR contribute to these studies by exploring the pathophysiology of asthma and the consequences of emerging and re-emerging respiratory viral infections.