Dr Sáez-Cirión received his PhD in Science in 2001 from the University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. He joined the Institut Pasteur in Paris as a Postdoc in 2003 after a first postdoctoral period at the FDA-CBER in Bethesda. He leads now a research team in the HIV Inflammation and Persistence Unit. His research is currently focused in understanding (i) the mechanisms underlying control of HIV infection in natural HIV controllers and post-treatment controllers in remission of HIV infection after interruption of antiretroviral treatment; (ii) the factors associated with the establishment of HIV reservoirs and devising new approaches to tackle them.
Archive of the Group for AIDS Research
This page contains the list of past meetings held by the Group for AIDS Research (Groupe de Réflexion SIDA) of the Pasteur Institute since 2014. The list of previous meetings held since 2002 can […]
Group for AIDS Research
The Group for AIDS Research (Groupe de Réflexion SIDA, GRS) organizes bimonthly meetings and seminars around an HIV / AIDS research topic. Meetings and seminars are open to all. Meetings are usually held on […]
ICISTEM-International Collaboration to guide and investigate the potential for HIV cure by Stem Cell Transplantation
ICISTEM is a collaborative project to guide and investigate the potential for HIV cure in HIV-infected patients requiring allogeneic stem cell transplantation for hematological disorders. The ICIISTEM consortium is composed of an expert European […]
Etude ANRS-EP59-CLEAC (Comparison of Late versus Early Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected Children) : Etude physiopathologique comparant l’impact de l’instauration précoce (avant 6 mois) ou tardive (après 2 ans) du traitement antirétroviral sur l’évolution immuno-virologique des enfants infectés par le VIH-1 en période périnatale)
A new collaborative study with members of Pasteur Institute (A. Saez-Cirion, D. Scott-Algara), french perinatal cohort (ANRS CO10; J. Warszawsky) and 10 hospitals from Paris Area (Principal investigator, P. Frange) will start by the […]
Natural Control of HIV-1 Infection
HIV-controllers (HIC) (also called “elite controllers” or “elite suppressors”) are rare (less than 1%) HIV-infected patients who control viral replication to undetectable levels in the absence of antiretroviral treatment. In the context of the […]
Role of CD8 T cells responses in the control of HIV-2 infection-ANRS Immunovir2
The number of persons living with HIV-1 is around 35 million while roughly one million persons are living with HIV-2, with a decreasing prevalence. Both HIV-1 and HIV-2 are associated with AIDS, however most HIV-2 […]
|2018-present||Associat Professor and Team Leader in the Unité HIV inflammation et persistance, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.|
|2014-2017||Assistant Professor and Team Leader in the Unité HIV inflammation et persistance, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.|
|2010-2014||Assistant Professor in the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.|
|2007-2009||Senior Scientist in the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.|
|2003-2007||Postdoctoral position in the Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France. Research advisor: Dr. Gianfranco Pancino. Project: Mechanism of resistance to HIV-1 infection in human primary cells.|
|2002-2003||Postdoctoral position in the Division of Viral Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Bethesda MD, USA. Research advisor: Dr. Carol D. Weiss. Project: Rational approaches to block HIV entry.|
|1998-2001||PhD student in the Unidad de Biofisica (CSIC-UPV/EHU), Department of Biochemistry, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. Research advisor: Prof. J.L. Nieva. Project: Mechanisms of virus-induced membrane fusion.|
|1995-1998||Undergraduate Student in the Unidad de Biofísica (CSIC-UPV/EHU), University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. Research advisors: Prof. A. Alonso and Prof. E. A. Rivas. Projects: Effects of lipids in membrane fusion and Effects of surfactants in the different phases of lipids on model membranes.|
|2013||HDR in Life Sciences, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris, France.|
|2001||PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain. “Membrane interacting domains in virus and prions”. Suma Cum Laude.|
|2000||MSc degree, in Biochemistry. University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain.|
|1998||Graduated in Biochemistry, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain.|
SOME ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL RESPONSABILITIES
|2017-present||President of Scientific and Medical Committee of SIDACTION|
|2014-present||Coordinator of the ANRS RHIVIERA consortium on HIV remission|
|2013-present||Coordinator of the ANRS International Post-Treatment Controllers cohort|
|2013-present||Member of the Scientific and Medical Committee of SIDACTION|
|2012-present||Member of the Scientific Committee of CO6 ANRS PRIMO cohort|
|2012-present||Member of Institut Pasteur’s Groupe de Réflexion sur le SIDA (GRS)|
|2012-present||Member of the Steering Committee of CO21 ANRS CODEX cohort|
|2011-2017||Co-president of the ANRS coordinated action AC32 “HIV reservoirs”|
|2010-2017||Elected Member of Institut Pasteur’s Virology Department Council|
2019Dynamics in HIV-DNA levels over time in HIV controllers, J Int AIDS Soc 2019 Jan;22(1):e25221.
2018Cellular Metabolism Is a Major Determinant of HIV-1 Reservoir Seeding in CD4 T Cells and Offers an Opportunity to Tackle Infection, Cell Metab. 2018 Dec;.
2018Immune Responses to Retroviruses, Annu. Rev. Immunol. 2018 Jan;.
2018Cellular Determinants of HIV Persistence on Antiretroviral Therapy, Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 2018;1075:213-239.
2017Saporin-conjugated tetramers identify efficacious anti-HIV CD8+ T-cell specificities, PLoS ONE 2017;12(10):e0184496.
2017p21 Restricts HIV-1 in Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells through the Reduction of Deoxynucleoside Triphosphate Biosynthesis and Regulation of SAMHD1 Antiviral Activity, J. Virol. 2017 Dec;91(23).
2017HLA-B*14:02-RESTRICTED ENV-SPECIFIC CD8+ T-CELL ACTIVITY HAS HIGHLY POTENT ANTIVIRAL EFFICACY ASSOCIATED WITH IMMUNE CONTROL OF HIV INFECTION, J. Virol. 2017 Sep;.
2017Clinical and public health implications of acute and early HIV detection and treatment: a scoping review, J Int AIDS Soc 2017 Jun;20(1):1-13.
2017A Subset of Extreme Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Controllers Is Characterized by a Small HIV Blood Reservoir and a Weak T-Cell Activation Level, Open Forum Infect Dis 2017;4(2):ofx064.
2017Ultrasensitive HIV-1 p24 Assay Detects Single Infected Cells and Differences in Reservoir Induction by Latency Reversal Agents, J. Virol. 2017 03;91(6).
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