SIGID LABORATORY: System Immunology and Genetics of Infectious Diseases

The Franco-Indian "Laboratoire International Associé" System Immunology and Genetics of Infectious Diseases (LIA SIGID) is an "open laboratory" that has emerged from a long and fruitful collaboration between the teams of the laboratories of the CNRS that are linked to INSERM, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Lille University 2 and the Pierre and Marie Curie University in France and the teams of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) with the TATA Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR) as well is the SCB medical College and the ISPAT general hospital in India.

The LIA SIGID contributes to the excellence of the research into infectious diseases by devoting itself to studying Immunology and the Genetics of Parasitic Infections (Malaria, Filariasis and Leishmaniasis), the 3 most widespread parasitic diseases in India, which can lead to death.

SIGID's scientific approach combines clinical and fundamental studies based on an integrated approach of Systems Biology in order to better understand the many interactions between the parasite, the host and the environmental factors and their effects on the disease.

The LIA SIGID is instrumental in organising, bringing together, supporting and ensuring the future of a Franco-Indian multidisciplinary research network on parasitic diseases by facilitating translational research and promoting effective collaboration between fundamental research, clinical research and applied research.