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Prof. Walter Reith

Department of pathology and immunology

CMU/ Rue Michel-Servet 1

1211 Geneva 4
Tel: +41 22 379 5760
Fax: +41 22 379 57 46
Email: Experimental Pathology
Email: Surgical Pathology

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he Pathology Department conducts research into anatomical and clinical correlations in human pathology, and in the fields of cell biology, general immunology and immunopathology.  
Concerning cell biology, several teams study:

  • growth factors and the oncogenes involved in the differentiation and functioning of the lymphohematopoietic system;
  • the functional role of certain parts of the cytoskeletal apparatus, in particular actin and intermediary filaments, and how they change in the course of the arterial pathology of scar-tissue formation and the development of epithelial tumours and conjunctive tissue;
  • the structure and function of the cell membrane.
Work on general immunology comprises:
  • the functional specificities in vivo of the T-lymphocyte subpopulations in a variety of experimental diseases;
  • the conditions of synthesis and the role of the interleukins secreted by lymphoid system cells in different experimental and pathological conditions.
Work in the field of immunopathology focuses on:
  • the cell interactions leading to the development of spontaneous or provoked auto-immune diseases;
  • the role of specific interactions between immunoglobulin molecules in provoking vascular lesions caused by immune complexes;
  • the role of the immune response in the pathological symptoms of infectious diseases.



Chief of the department: Prof. Walter Reith

Pathology and immunology
The orphan genes of bacteriophage T4, a biological dark matter
  Hemato-vascular development in vertebrates
Smooth muscle cells (SMCs)
Role of cytokines of the TNF family in mycobacterial infections
  Stéphanie Hugues's Group
Adhésion molecules and the process of cell migration 

Stem cells and cardiac differentiation

  Reactive oxygen species (ROS)
  Multiple Sclerosis
Major Histocompatibility Complex class II 
  Marie-Laure Santiago-Raber's Group
Affiliated clinical groups
Oxidatif stress
  Mechanisms of the pathologies of the cutaneous inflammation
  The extracellular matrix (ECM)
  Monique Ghannage's Group
  C. Pot-kreis's Group
Vaccinology and immunology center
  Neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis
  Barbara Wildhaber's Group

Service of clinical pathology

  Mckee Thomas
  Hépatites B et C
  Jean-Claude Pache's Group
  Liver metastases (HCRM)