•  Organization of congresses:
In 2017, the team organized two international congresses
1st International Symposium on Cathepsin C (IsyCatC), Tours, France, April 5-6, 2017 (Chair: Brice Korkmaz)
7th International Symposium on Kallikreins and Kallikrein-related Peptidases (ISK 2017), Tours, France, September 26-29, 2017 (Chair: Yves Courty)


 

  • Others scientifics meetings
Scientific committee: 8th Workshop of Cellular Proteolysis, La Grande Motte, France, October 15-17, 2018 (Gilles Lalmanach)


 
  • Research networks:
The team is a member of Labex MabImprove (Tours-Montpellier, "Investments in the Future" program). Gilles Lalmanach is a member of the international network PCRD7 Proteostasis (European network to integrate research on intracellular proteolysis pathways in health and disease)

Since 2017 the team is associated with several GDR:
GDR 2003 BioSimia (French biomedical research in immunology, infectiology and neuroscience, and non-human primates)
GDR 3739 GagoSciences (Structure, function and regulation of glycosaminoglycans)
GDR 3625 MuFoPam (MultiFunction of AntiMicrobial Peptides)


 
  •     Prizes and awards:
SFBBM grant: Mylène Wartenberg
EnzyBio 2017, Le Croisic, France, May 9-12, 2017

Best Poster Communication Award: Mélia Magnen
"Human but not mouse kallikrein-related peptidase 5 activates H3N2 influenza virus"
Biomedical Research Day (Faculty of Medicine of Tours - Faculty of Angers - University Hospital of Tours - University Hospital of Angers - Hospital of Orléans - Hospital of Le Mans), Tours, December 8, 2017

Knight in the order of Academic Palms: Pascale Reverdiau (January 2018)

Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grant: Brice Korkmaz
Research stays in Heidelberg, Borstel, Munich, Bonn, Freiburg, Berlin, Kirchheim and Lübeck (period 05 March 2018 to 04 April 2018)


 
  •  Recruitment and promotion:
May 2017: Sandrine Dallet-Choisy has been elected Director of the Faculty of Science and Technology (University of Tours) for a 5-year term

September 2017: Fabien Lecaille has been promoted (CNU 64) senior lecturer

September 2017: Ahlame Saidi has been promoted to Research Engineer 1C (IR1 University)

December 2017: Justine Renault, contract technician in team 2, has been recruited through a competitive examination as CNRS Assistant Engineer (University Paris Diderot-Paris 7 - CNRS UMR 8251)