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Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University


Parismus is the international student association of Sorbonne University.

Bringing together 10 institutions that offer studies in literature, medicine, science, engineering, technology and management, our alliance fosters a global approach to teaching and research, promoting access to knowledge for all.

Alliance 4EU+

The 4EU+ Alliance

In a changing world, Sorbonne University has joined forces with six universities: Charles University in Prague, the University of Warsaw, Heidelberg University, the University of Milan, the University of Geneva and the University of Copenhagen to create the 4EU+ Alliance.

With an innovative model of the European university, seven large research-intensive universities are working together to respond to the educational and research challenges facing Europe today.

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The CYTOBACT project was selected in the framework of the Carnot call for projects organized for the University Hospital Federations (UHF)

CYTOBACT: Combining cell surface biomarkers of circulating leukocytes in flow cytometry to differentiate bacterial and viral infections in the emergency department.

The identification of the bacterial or viral etiology of an infection is rarely available in real time to the clinician, especially in the emergency room. This lack of etiological identification is one of the major determinants of the overconsumption of antibiotics (ATB), which in turn contributes to the emergence of bacteria highly resistant to ATB.
The CYTOBACT study aims at confirming, in a multicenter validation cohort, the excellent performance of combinations of cell surface markers of circulating blood cells (measured by flow cytometry) to differentiate bacterial from viral infections in patients consulting the emergency department for an infectious syndrome. In the BIPS pilot study we conducted, the combination of HLA-DR (human leukocyte antigen) on monocytes and MerTk (Myeloid-epithelial-reproductive tyrosine kinase) on neutrophils appeared to be particularly effective (area under the ROC curve (AUC) of 0.91 [95% confidence interval 0.88;0.94]) for the diagnosis of bacterial infection. Among patients thus defined as having no bacterial infection, another combination of cellular markers (CD64 and CD24 on neutrophils and CX3CR1 on monocytes) is associated with an AUC of 0.98 [0.96;1] for identifying a viral infection. Given the monocentric nature and the limited number of patients studied, it is essential to set up a multicentric validation cohort to confirm, on the one hand, the performance of flow cytometry and, on the other hand, the best combinations of cell surface biomarkers in this indication, before envisaging a transfer of technology into routine use.
In this competitive field, where solutions using proteomics or transcriptomics are also being developed internationally, the transfer prospects are the development of a delocalized cytometer solution to measure these markers as close as possible to clinical decision-making, and thus better characterize infectious episodes and rationalize antibiotic prescriptions by limiting them to bacterial infections.

The CYTOBACT cohort has been selected for funding under the Institut Carnot call for proposals.
Pierre Hausfater, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Head of the Emergency Department at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, AP-HP Sorbonne University Group.



Welcome to Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering

A unique combination of courses and expertise

Our international study programmes are organised according to the major disciplinary areas of the faculty. They represent the graduate study programmes that are not strictly conducted in French or that could be suitable (in part) for non French-speaking students. They also reflect part of the diversity of the disciplines involved and the bi- and inter-disciplinary aspects of many of the courses we offer.


Research & Innovation

We rely on disciplinary skills and on interdisciplinary approaches to renew concepts, methods and research subjects and to focus on some of the crucial issues faced by our societies: transformations affecting the very construction of knowledge (data, AI), the treatment of complex objects (the environment, marine and ocean sciences, cultural heritage) or our contributions to addressing societal challenges (climate change, healthcare).

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Our campuses offer different and unique experiences to our students, visitors and staff. Resources and support services are also available to ensure an equal chance at success to all.

Campus Life

In addition to the cultural activities and events organised throughout the year by our clubs and societies, the Parismus society organises numerous events, evenings and cultural visits that will help you discover France and its parisian life.







Sorbonne University's Faculty of Science & Engineering, Oriented towards excellence