SILAB Celebrates The 10th Anniversary of The SILAB – Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation


Saint-Viance, France - July 31, 2017
The 10th annual meeting of the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation took place onThursday, June 29 2017 at the SILAB headquarters in an atmosphere of scientific presentations and friendly discussions.

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.

In particular, it was an opportunity for Thomas BERTERO, the tenth award winner unanimously selected by the Foundation's Scientific Committee, to present 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. His research is carried out at the Institute for Research into Cancer and Aging (IRCAN) in Nice, under the supervision of Dr. Cédric GAGGIOLI.

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.

The SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation was founded in 2007 with the aim of providing active, constant support for fundamental and applied research in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of dermatological pathologies, and more specifically skin cancer.

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