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Frederic Geissmann

Professor Frederic Geissman


Professor & AR UK Chair of Inflammation Biology, King's College London

Principal Investigator of the Monocyte Laboratory




  • 1999 PhD Immunology
  • 1996 Dr Medicine (Université Paris Descartes)

Past academic appointments

  • 2003 Associate Professor of Cell Biology Université Paris-Descartes, France.
  • 2003 - 2009 Head, Avenir team and Inserm Unit 838, Biology of the mononuclear Phagocyte system, Université Paris-Descartes, France
  • 2000 - 2003  Post Doctoral Fellow, Skirball Institute for Biomolecular Medicine, with Prof. Dan Littman.

Recent Key Papers   

  1. Carlin LM, Stamatiades EG, Auffray C, Hanna RN, Glover L, Vizcay-Barrena G, Hedrick CC, Cook HT, Diebold S, Geissmann F. Nr4a1-dependent Ly6C(low) monocytes monitor endothelial cells and orchestrate their disposal. Cell. 2013 Apr 11:153(2)362-75.

  2. C Schulz, E Gomez Perdiguero, L Chorro, H Szabo-Rogers, N Cagnard, K Kierdoff, M Prinz, B Wu, SE W Jacobsen, JW Pollard, J Frampton, KJ Liu, F Geissmann. A lineage of myeloid cells independent of Myb and hematopoietic stem cells. Science, 2012. 10.1126.

  3. F. Geissmann, MG. Manz, S Jung, MH. Sieweke, M Merad, K Ley.   Development of monocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. Review. Science, 2010. 327:656-61

  4. Chorro L, Sarde A Li M, Chambon P, Malissen B, Kissenpfennig A, Barbaroux JB, Groves R, Geissmann F. Langerhans Cell proliferation mediates neonatal development, homeostasis, and inflammation-associated expansion of the epidermal LC network. J. Exp. Med. 2009. 206:3089-100.

  5. Auffray C, Sieweke MH, & Geissmann F. Blood Monocytes: Development, Heterogeneity, and Relationship with Dendritic Cells. Annu Rev Immunol.Review. 2009. 27:669-92.

  6. C Auffray, D Fogg, M Garfa, G Elain, O Join-Lambert, S Kayal, SSarnacki, A Cumano, G Lauvau, & F Geissmann. Monitoring of blood vessels and tissues by a population of monocytes with patrolling behavior. Science 2007. 317:666-670.

  7. 5. Fogg DK, Sibon C, Miled C, Jung S, Aucouturier P, Littman DR, Cumano A, Geissmann F. A clonogenic bone marrow progenitor specific for macrophages and dendritic cells. Science. 2006. 311:83-7. 

Further publications

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