NeuroTimone Facility (PFNT)

The PFNT Facility is a coherent set of exploration tools in neurobiology allowing research at the molecular, cellular and integrated levels.


  1. poster prize at ARBRE MOBIEU 4th plenary meeting
    Romain La Rocca won best poster prize at ARBRE-MOBIEU 4th plenary meeting in Prague

    Romain La Rocca, third year PhD student in INP team 9 (Cytoskeleton and Neurophysiopathology), recently won the the best poster prize at the 4th ARBRE-MOBIEU pleanry meeting in Prague on February 24, 25 and 26.

    ARBRE MOBIEU pleanry meeting is a European Biophysics Congress that brings together many researchers in Europe from various fields, all of whom have in common the use of biophysical tools. On this occasion, Romain presented his thesis work on the effects of zinc on the Tau protein using NMR, ITC, DLS among other biophysical techniques.

  2. The GlioME team published a new article in Oncotarget journal: EB1-dependent long survival of glioblastoma-grafted mice with the oral tubulin-binder BAL101553 is associated with inhibition of tumor angiogenesis.

    Our study shows that a treatment with the microtubule-destabilizing agent BAL101553 counteracts tumor angiogenesis by acting on glioblastoma stem-like cells, in an EB1-dependent manner. This work provides new insights into the therapeutic targeting of cancer stem-like cells.

  3. CNRS - Amélioration de la Qualité de Vie au Travail

    Au printemps 2019, le CNRS a lancé un appel à projets, pour la 3e année consécutive, dans l’optique de l’amélioration de la Qualité de Vie au Travail (QVT)...                                                                                                    

  4. Philipp Tsvetkov receiving its GEFLUC grant in Hotel de la Région - 04th February 2020
    Philipp Tsvetkov received a 29 000 € grant from the GEFLUC
    • The Emergence project entitled “New high throughput screening method for anticancer agents” carried out by Philipp Tsvetkov (first from the right) was selected by the Canceropole PACA to be funded by the GEFLUC (groupement des entreprises françaises dans la lutte contre le cancer).
  5. Aurélie Tchoghandjian, jeune chercheur dans l'équipe GlioME a brillament obtenu son Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR)

    Aurélie Tchoghandjian a soutenu son Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) devant un jury d'experts composé de cliniciens : Pr. Nicolas André, Pr. François Ducray, Pr. Dominique Figarella-Branger; et de chercheurs : Dr. Emmanuelle Huillard et Dr. Monique Dontenwill.

  6. New publication from Sylvie Carmona (Neuro-inflammation and Multiple Sclerosis team - INP team 5)

    As part of her PhD, Sylvie Carmona investigated the beneficial effects of NV669, an aminosterol derived from squalamine on human pancreatic and hepatic cancer models. In vitro results exposed in this paper showed that NV669 inhibited the proliferation of cancer cells, induced cell cycle arrest and subsequent apoptosis. Moreover, NV669 inhibited PTP1B activity and impacted adhesion molecules expression. This suggests that NV669 by inhibiting PTP1B would affect cell contacts and would induce apoptosis.

  7. L'équipe NeuroCyto dans La Provence
  8. Deux nouveaux arrivants dans l'équipe GlioME

    L'équipe 8 (GlioME) a le plaisir d'accueillir deux étudiants en Master 2, Anaïs Arathni étudiante en Master Biologie Santé et Emmanuel Snacel-Fazy étudiant en Master Neurosciences. Anaïs travaillera avec Aurélie Tchoghandjian sur la caractérisation des cellules immunitaires recrutées sur le site tumoral suite au traitement par mimétiques de Smac. Emmanuel travaillera avec Chiara Bastiancich sur le microenvironnement de la résection tumorale du glioblastome.


INP in numbers

  • 126 members
  • 44 researchers
  • 48 research assistants
  • 12 post-docs
  • 11 PhD


Dominika Pilat (Team 1) on the Neurobinar #4 (NeuroMarseille) !

Dominika Pilat will be presenting on the Neurobinar #4 on January 21 at 4 pm on Zoom.

For this fourth edition, NeuroMarseille is pleased to welcome Cédric Maurange (IBDM), Dominika Pilat (INP) and Borloz Émilie (MMG). Dominika Pilat and Borloz Émilie will introduce their respective theses in a cross presentation. After a question session, Cédric Maurange (IBDM) will explain his research on genetic programmes modifying the properties of neural stem cells during development.


INP goes green !

When you say New Year, you say new resolutions! 
Increasingly present at the heart of debates and minds, ecology is part of our daily lives and it is our duty to do everything we can to reduce our ecological footprint. The INP has decided to be mobilized for ecology, at its own level. 


Christophe Leterrier (NeuroCyto team) in the Journal of Neuroscience: “A Pictorial History of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton”

Christophe Leterrier, leader of the NeuroCyto team, just published a special review for the 40th anniversary issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. Entitled “A Pictorial History of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton”, it is a journey through the history of the neuronal cytoskeleton in pictures.


MedIM 2020 : retour d'expérience

Dans la semaine du lundi 07 décembre au vendredi 11 décembre s'est tenue avec succès la première édition de l'atelier MedIM (Methodes d'étude des Interactions Moléculaires) co-organisé par la Plateforme INteractome Timone (PINT) de l’INP, la plateforme de Biologie Structurale de l’AFMB et les plateformes de l’IMM, toutes trois labellisées "Plateformes Technologiques du site d'Aix-Marseille".