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. Prof. D. Figarella-Branger, who belongs to the cIMPACT-NOW Working Committee, attended to the last meeting of the consortium in Utrecht (16-17 september).

    The cIMPACT-NOW Working Committee is the Consortium to Inform Molecular and Practical Approaches to CNS Tumor Taxonomy. cIMPACT-NOW  was created in late 2016 —following publication of the 2016 Updated 4th Edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System— to provide a forum to evaluate and recommend proposed changes to future CNS tumor classifications.

  2. Three members of INP presented their work on Glioma during the 14th EANO annual meeting held in Lyon (19 - 22 September, 2019)

    During the 14th EANO annual meeting 3 members of INP team #8 presented their work on Glioma in a plenary conference «CDKN2A homozygous deletion is a strong adverse prognosis factor in diffuse malignant IDHmutant gliomas» Dominique Figarella Branger, a short talk «Plasmatic differential scanning fluorimetry profiles discriminate glioma patients from healthy controls» Emeline Tabouret and two posters «P11.06: Non epigenetic effect of vorinostat in glioblastoma cells» and «EB1-dependant long survival of glioblastoma cancer stem-like cells tumor

  3. Nadia Merad Coliac and Maxime Bonnet joined the NOSE team

    Nadia Merad Coliac, plastic designer, joined the NOSE (Nasal Olfactory Stemness and Epigenesis) team, as an Associate researcher. At the crossroads of several disciplines, she develops an experimental work of art and science, in the field of bioluminescence. She is considering a therapeutic application in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Recently, Nadia published Lumière vivante - Théorie et pratique de la bioluminescence (Living light - theory and use of bioluminescence) - L’Harmattan eds.

  4. New publication from the GlioME Team (INP team 8) in Cancers pointing at A2B5 as an attractive therapeutic target for glioblastomas.
  5. F. Devred and E. Tabouret presented their research work at the annual Canceropole PACA meeting
  6. INP team 8 and 9 and PINT members presented their work at the 4th French Microtubule Network

    INP team 8 and 9 and PINT members being part of the French Microtubule Network, several members presented their work at the 4th French Microtubule Network gathering in Rennes on the 1srt and 2nd july 2019, in the  "Microtubules and their regulators : new therapeutic targets" session and the "Microtubules, assembly and regulation" session. Pascale Barbier presented her work "", Raphael Berges his work "Proscillaridin A exerts anti-tumor effects through"GSK3 activation and alteration of microtubule dynamics in glioblastoma" and François Devred a new method of "Functional screening of therapeutic agents and targets using nanoDSF "

  7. CNRS and Aix-Marseille University sign Agreement with the SME Vect-Horus on the intellectual property

    An article entitled "Le CNRS et Aix-Marseille Université signent un accord avec la PME Vect-Horus sur la propriété intellectuelle",  published in the CNRS Innovation Letter of 20 June 2019 and relayed by the INSB site, features the agreement signed by CNRS, AMU and Vect-Horus establishing the intellectual property rights regime and the exploitation of patents.

  8. The GlioME team published a new article in Stem Cells and one eye-catch figure of their paper was selected for the cover image of the June journal issue!

    Our last work on IAPs : "Inhibitor of Apoptosis Proteins (IAPs) Determines Glioblastoma Stem‐Like Cell Fate in an Oxygen‐Dependent Manner" is now published in Stem Cells. We highlighted that pharmacological inhibition of IAPs by Smac mimetic GDC-0152 was able to decrease glioblastoma stem-like cells viability in hypoxia by decreasing cell proliferation and increasing apoptosis through ATR and TNFα pathways


INP in numbers

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


Nanotemper Technologies 1st Virtual Symposium 

Romain La Rocca, third year PhD student in INP team 9 (Cytoskeleton and Neurophysiopathology), will present a part of his thesis work during the 1st NanoTemper Virtual Symposium on June 30th from 9 to 12h30. NanoTemper annual seminars bring together the researchers using NanoTemper instruments, or eager to discover new technologies and in different fields of research. During this event, Romain will show how to use the nanoDSF technology to study the quaternary structure of tubulin. 


PINT new acquisition: Tycho™ NT.6 for instant protein quality control

The Platform INteractome Timone - PINT is pleased to announce the arrival of the Tycho™ NT.6, the new nanoDSF instrument by Nanotemper. The Tycho is designed to characterize the quality of any protein within minutes, using only 10 µL of sample. This fast analysis is critical for choosing the batches, buffers, or conditions by comparing the relative stability of each sample along every step of an experiment, thus allowing an efficient assay and purification workflow development.


PRA - Plan de Reprise des Activités - INP / VECT-Horus

Après près de 2 mois de fermeture du laboratoire, un plan de reprise des activité vient d'être mis en place pour une sortie de confinement progressive et évolutive en toute sécurité. La reprise de nos activités au laboratoire va se concrétiser à partir du 12/05 mais seulement de manière partielle. Il s’agit d’une part de respecter les recommandations de nos tutelles, d’autre part de travailler dans les meilleures conditions possibles sur le plan de notre sécurité qui reste notre première priorité. 

Réouverture du Campus Timone

CNRS - Amélioration de la Qualité de Vie au Travail

Le projet « 80 plantes pour les 80 ans du CNRS » avance : la liste des plantes à commander a été établie. Les commandes seront passées dès que les jardineries pourront vendre les plantes ornementales. En effet, l’Etat a autorisé, en avril, la réouverture des jardineries et pépinières, pour vendre des graines, bulbes, plantes aromatiques et plants à vocation alimentaire. Les plantes décoratives ne sont pas remises à la vente, pour de meilleures conditions sanitaires d’achat.


l'INP se mobilise contre le COVID-19

Dans le cadre des actions de la lutte contre le COVID-19, conformement aux dispositions prises par Aix Marseille Université en concertation étroite avec le CNRS, CEA, INRAE, INRIA et INSERM, l'INP comme la plupart des laboratoires de recherche a fait don d'une grande partie de ses kits et consommables pouvant servir à prévenir, dépister et soigner dans le cadre de la lutte contre le COVID-19. Un grand merci à toutes celles et tous ceux qui ont participé au recensement et à la collecte de ces masques, gants, reactifs, etc ...

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