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The Corporate Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary

The 10th annual meeting of the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation took place on Thursday, June 29 2017 at the SILAB headquarters in an atmosphere even more festive than usual. To mark this anniversary, the prize-winners from the last ten years or their laboratory managers, the members of the Scientific Committee and the Governing Body as well as SILAB company employees gathered together with the Founder, Jean PAUFIQUE. In total, 140 people attended the various scientific presentations.

Unanimously selected by the Foundation's Scientific Committee, Thomas BERTERO, the tenth award winner, presented his research work. His project entitled “the influence of the mechanical properties of the tumoral niche on the Squamous Cells Carcinoma metabolism” will receive financial support from the Foundation for three years. The research is carried out at the Institute for Research into Cancer and Aging (IRCAN) in Nice, under the supervision of Dr. Cédric GAGGIOLI.

It was also an opportunity to follow the progress of the research project of Jonas OGIEN, the 2016 award winner. The research was carried out in the “Biomedical Imaging Systems” team at the Charly Fabry Laboratory in Palaiseau.

The scientific conference ended on a friendly note as researchers, guests and SILAB employees mingled and chatted together, as Jean PAUFIQUE reports: “the Foundation plays its part in gathering together a quality scientific community around common topics, with a strong concern for citizenship and a focus on scientific and technological progress in our common area of interest: healthy or diseased skin.”


published on Tuesday 01 August 2017


The 12th days of Canceropole

The 12th days of Canceropole Grand Sud-Ouest, that held in Montpellier from 23 to 25 of November, 2016, received a support of 2 000 € from the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation. The foundation notably rewarded a worthy young team working on skin disease therapies by offering a poster prize for young researcher.

La lauréate est Mme Laetitia THEY pour son poster intitulé « Le blocage PD-1 potentialise les fonctions immunorégulatrices d'un antigène tumoral ciblant un anticorps monoclonal ». Les travaux sont menés à l’Institut de Recherche en Cancérologie de Montpellier, dirigé par le Dr Nathalie BONNEFOY.


published on Monday 28 November 2016


9th annual meeting of the Corporate Foundation

The 9th annual meeting of the SILAB - Jean Paufique Corporate Foundation took place on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the SILAB offices. Over 100 people attended the afternoon of seminars orchestrated by Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, administrator and scientific director of the Corporate Foundation, surrounded by members from the Scientific Council and company employees.

Unanimously selected by the Foundation's Scientific Council, Jonas Ogien, the 2016 winner, presented his research work. His project entitled "Microscopy by high-resolution, augmented-contrast optical coherence for non-invasive diagnosis of skin cancer" will receive financial support from the Foundation for two years.
The research will be carried out at the Charly Fabry Laboratory in Palaiseau, part of the Optical Institute Graduate School, under the supervision of Arnaud Dubois, Professor in charge of the "Biomedical Imaging Systems" team.

It was also an opportunity to follow the progress of the other research projects currently supported by the Foundation. Laura Cau and Laure Gibot, the award winners in 2014 and 2015, were therefore in attendance, accompanied by their respective sponsors, Marie-Hélène Ratinaud and Vincent Sol.

This year, Elodie Henriet, 2015 winner of the poster prize awarded by the Foundation at the 11th Cancéropôle Grand Sud-Ouest, also took part in the day. She presented her work on "Discoidin domain receptors involvement in melanoma progression and invasion", carried out under the responsibility of Frédéric Saltel, CR1 INSERM, cytoskeleton and cancer team at the GREF in Bordeaux, INSERM Unit 1053.

The scientific conference ended with a cocktail reception where the prize winners, members of the Foundation and SILAB employees were able to enjoy a friendly discussion.


published on Monday 01 August 2016


The 11th days of Canceropole

The SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation rewarded Mrs Elodie HENRIET for her poster entitled “Discoidin domain receptors involvement in melanoma progression and invasion”, during the 11th days of Canceropole Grand Sud-Ouest, that held in Bordeaux on 5 and 6 of November, 2015.

The works are conducted under the responsibility of Frédéric Saltel, CR1 INSERM, cytoskeleton and cancer team at the GREF in Bordeaux, INSERM Unit 1053.


published on Monday 09 November 2015


8th annual meeting of the Corporate Foundation

On 25 June 2015, for its 8th annual meeting, the Corporate Foundation gathered around 100 people at the premises of SILAB, in Saint-Viance, to present the new 2015 prize-winner and the research projects in progress supported by the Foundation.

This day was orchestrated by Brigitte CLOSS-GONTHIER, administrator and scientific director of the Corporate Foundation, surrounded by the Scientific Council members and the staff society for a pleasant and friendly time.

Laure GIBOT, the 2015 prize-winner of the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation, came to present her research project which receives the financial support of the Foundation for the next two years.

The project that was selected is dedicated to « Electroporation associated to calcium to treat melanoma ». The research works are carried out in the Institute of Phamacology and Structural Biology in Toulouse, within the Marie-Pierre ROLS team, research director in charge of the Cellular Biophysical team.

This day also led to discover the scientific progress of the two previous winners, Mr Yann CHELI and Ms Laura CAU, winners 2013 and 2014 respectively.

The scientific meeting was closed by a cocktail where winners, foundation members and SILAB employees have discussed in convivial atmosphere.


published on Thursday 08 October 2015


The 10th days of Canceropole

The 10th days of Canceropole Grand Sud-Ouest, that held in Toulouse on 16 and 17 of October, 2014, received a support of 2 000€ from the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation. The foundation notably rewarded a worthy young team working on skin disease therapies by offering a poster prize for young researcher.

The prize-winner is Mr David GARANDEAU for his poster entitled “Sphongosine 1-phosphate metabolism: new regulation pathway from the sensitivity of melanoma cells to targeted therapies”. Works were conducted in the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse, Sphingolipids, Cell death and tumor progression team - UMR 1037 INSERM, under the direction of Pr Thierry LEVADE.


published on Monday 09 February 2015


7th annual meeting of the Foundation in Saint-Viance

On 26 September, the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation organized on the premises of the SILAB company, its 7th annual meeting, orchestrated by Brigitte CLOSS-GONTHIER, administrator and scientific director of the Corporate Foundation.

Laura CAU, the 2014 prize-winner who receives the financial support for the next three years, introduced her works to the foundation scientific committee and to the SILAB team.

Her research project is dedicated to « Importance of the desimination in the epidermal homeostasis ». The works are carried out in the UDEAR-CNRS unit, University of Toulouse, in the Dr Michel SIMON team that is worldwide known as specialist of the desimination study in the skin, and conducted by Pr Guy SERRE. Dr Michel SIMON and Pr Hidenari TAKAHARA, University of Ibaraki in Japan, are the co-directors of this project.

This day also led to discover the scientific progress of the two previous winners, Mr Yann CHELI and Miss Laëtitia DOUGUET, winners 2013 and 2012 respectively.

The scientific meeting was closed by a cocktail where winners, foundation members and SILAB employees have discussed in convivial atmosphere.


published on Tuesday 21 October 2014


Application files: extended deadline

The deadline for submitting application files for the 2014/2015 research funding is extended to Friday 31 October, 2014.

Information about 2014/2015 research funding are only available in French version.

published on Thursday 16 October 2014


The 9th days of Canceropole

The 9th days of Canceropole Grand Sud-Ouest, that held in Limoges on 16, 17 and 18 of October, 2013, received a support of 2 000€ from the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation. The foundation notably rewarded a worthy young team working on skin disease therapies by offering a poster prize for young researcher.

The prize-winner was Mrs Cécile DESJOBERT-HOUITTE for her poster entitled “Epigenetics and melanosomes aggressivity”. Works were conducted in ETaC laboratory (Epigenetic Targeting of Cancer – Pharmacochemistry of cancer epigenetic regulation) of Toulouse, under the direction of Dr Paola ARIMONDO.


published on Tuesday 07 October 2014