Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne – Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Service

The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) is one of the five university hospitals of Switzerland. The CHUV is a public non-profit institution dedicated to the improvement of human health through patient care, research and training. The laboratory of Infectious Diseases of CHUV has a long lasting research interest in the field of innate immunity and sepsis. Our research team provides expertise in fields such as molecular and cell biology, experimental animal models of infection (bacterial, fungal and viral) and genetic epidemiology and biostatistics, as well as clinical management of life-threatening infections. The laboratory of Infectious Diseases is fully equipped for cell culture, molecular biology and biochemistry (Luminex, ELISA washer and reader, 96-well fluorimeter/luminometer, ultracentrifuge, nanodrop, four PCR apparatus, FPLC, HPLC, lyophilizator…) and has its own innate immunity-focused genotyping platform (Illumina Veracode technology workflow).

Involved researchers:

Thierry CalandraMD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Infectious Diseases Service = and Head of the Department of Medicine. He is a world expert in the field of innate immunity and the pathogenesis of sepsis. He is a member of many medical societies, including the Swiss Society for Infectious Diseases (SSID, past president), the European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), the Infectious Diseases Society of America (UDSA), International Immunocompromised Host Society (ICHS, past president) and the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society (IEIIS). He is a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and past-president of the Fungal Infection Network of Switzerland (FUNGINOS), Council member of the International Sepsis Forum (ISF) and past-chairman of the Infectious Diseases Group of the European Society of Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).

Thierry Roger, PhD, is head of the laboratory of Infectious Diseases since 2009 and expert in the field of inflammation and innate immune responses. He is member of the SSID, ESCMID, ASM, IEIIS, European Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Society (EMDCS), Swiss Society for the Science of Laboratory Animals (SVG) and French Society for Immunology (SFI).