Antoine Roquilly

Antoine Roquilly

France

Biography

I am a medical doctor specialist in intensive cares, and trained in Immunology and Microbiology (M.D.; Ph.D.). I became a professor at Nantes University, France, in 2018 and an honorary professor fellow at the University of Melbourne, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (Victoria, Australia) in 2022. I authored 194 publications (H-factor 40). I am the coordinator of two collaborative Horizon Europe grants investigating host-respiratory microbiome during and after pneumonia.

My research is focused on the host-microbiome interactions during lower respiratory tract infections (pneumonia), specifically on the role of the lung microenvironment (including respiratory microbiome and tissue-resident T cells) in the functional programming of alveolar macrophages. I recently demonstrated that the deletion of the normal respiratory microbiome core is the first step leading to pneumonia (Nature Med 2023), and that sepsis-trained resident macrophages increase anti-tumoral resident T cells (Nature Immunol 2024).

My current unpublished projects compare the regulation and function of the resident and recruited alveolar macrophages during pneumonia, and the role of the normal respiratory microbiome core on macrophage functions.

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