The SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation

Published on 3/2/2023

Updated on 2/14/2024

Since 2007 and every year since, the mission of our Foundation has been to finance research projects in the area of skin diseases, in particular cancer. Beyond the financial investment, it is above all the human commitment of an entire team. Doctors, researchers, university professors, they all stand alongside us to advance medical research.”

Jean Paufique, Founder of SILAB

Support medical research

The SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation provides 20,000 euros per year to support medical research, renewable for up to 3 years.

Regardless of the scientific discipline, this sum supports young doctoral students or post-doctoral researchers having obtained their PhD less than 5 years beforehand.

Their research is required to have a potential application in the diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of inflammatory cutaneous pathologies, in particular skin cancer.

The 15th annual meeting of the Foundation

Nearly a hundred participants were present in SILAB’s amphitheater on Thursday June 22, 2023. This day was the occasion to meet the Foundation’s new winner: Émilie Chessel, The Mediterranean Center for Molecular Medicine (C3M) in Nice

This 15th meeting was run by Brigitte Closs-Gonthier, administrator and scientific director of the Corporate Foundation, and included members of the scientific council, the board of directors, former winners and SILAB staff who exchanged information on the latest innovations in biomedical research.

Émilie Chessel presented her research project entitled “Study of metabolic and translational adaptations leading to resistance to melanoma immunotherapy”.

She then gave the floor to Anna Llebaria-Fabrias and Hamid-Reza Rezvani, representing for the occasion Léa Dousset, who is currently working in Australia in Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani's team, the 2022 and 2021 prizewinners respectively, who shared the scientific advances of their work.

The scientific meeting ended with a cocktail, with winners, members of the Foundation and SILAB staff in a convivial atmosphere.

laureate fondation Jean PAUFIQUE

Émilie Chessel: 16th winner of the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation prize

“Young researcher” poster prize

Every year, the SILAB - Jean PAUFIQUE Corporate Foundation supports a young deserving group involved in the study of therapies of skin diseases by awarding a “Young researcher” poster prize at the Journées du Cancéropôle Grand Sud-Ouest (Greater Southwest cancer research days).

For the 19th edition, Marcelo Hurtado was selected for his poster entitled “Transcriptional regulatory networks unravel cell states from immune cell type deconvolution and uncovers cell niches predictive of cancer progression.

This work was conducted in Toulouse at the Cancer Research Center.

Prix de poster 2024 SILAB

“Young researcher” poster prize - 2023 edition