Nicolas Manel

2014 Laureate

Current position

Junior group leader, Research Associate (CR1)

Host institution

Curie Institute, Paris, Inserm, France

Human innate immunity


Nicolas Manel and his research group are studying the principles and mechanisms of innate immunity in humans and its impact on adaptive immunity using HIV and other models.

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• 1998 : Admitted to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon, France

• 2005 : Ph.D., Institut de Génétique Moléculaire et Cellulaire de Montpellier, France, Marc Sitbon's laboratory

• 2005-2010 Post-doctoral Fellow, Skirball Institute for Biomolecular Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Laboratory of Dan Littman


• Prize of the French Academy of Science (Mémain-Pelletier, Human Biology and Medical Sciences), 2013

• ACTERIA Early Career Research Prize in Immunology, European Federation of Immunological Societies, 2013

• Starting Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), 2012

• Andy Kaplan Prize, Cold Spring Harbor Retroviruses Meeting, 2011