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. Opening of the Nikon Center of Excellence for Neuro-NanoImaging at INP

    After being postponed in 2021, the inauguration of the Nikon Center of Excellence for Neuro-Nanoimaging at Aix-Marseille Université (see more details on the Center of Excellence below) will take place on September 22, 2022 starting at 9:00 am on the Timone campus (Grisoli amphitheater), in the presence of the President of AMU Mr. Eric Berton and the Director of Nikon Europe Mr. Takaharu Sasaoka. We are pleased to invite you to this event which will combine an international scientific symposium, followed by an inauguration ceremony and the possibility to visit the platform (see attached program).

  2. Team 6 (Nivet) at NeuroMarseille's Day

    Team 6 was happy to participate in NeuroMarseille's day, which took place on June 28, 2022.

    Many members of the INP attended this scientific and friendly day for the neuroscience community. 

    Our M1 student, Marine Dos Santos, also presented her one-month work in our team, during the afternoon poster session. 

    We thank NeuroMarseille for this great day !




  3. Canceropole Annual Seminar in St Raphaël

    INP members from team 8 (GlioME: Gliomagenesis and MicroEnvironment) and team 9 (Cytoskeleton and Neurophysiopathology) attended the Canceropole PACA annual seminar which took place in Saint-Raphaël palais des congrés on July 5th and 6th 2022. 

  4. INP attending first MOSBRI meeting in Paris

    On the 20-22 nd June, the first Molecular Scale Biophysics Research Infrastructure (MOSBRI) conference was held in Paris. Dahbia Yatoui from team 9 and Géraldine Ferracci from PINT went to this event, where Dahbia had the opportunity to present her work "Role of zinc-binding sites in Tau aggregation" on a poster.

  5. Aurélie Tchoghandjian at the SunRise Congress

    The GlioME team was represented on 8 and 9 June 2022 at the Sunrise (Solid tumor cancer stem cell network) meeting at the Curie Institute in Paris. 

    Aurélie Soubéran presented a poster on the role of the ML-IAP protein in glioblastoma growth and Aurélie Tchoghandjian presented the team's work on "Smac mimetic as pan-cellular therapy in glioblastoma".

  6. INP Day 2022 : Team Nivet (6) was happy to attend !

    After two years of being postponed, INP Day #2 finally took place on Friday, June 3rd. 

    A huge congrats and thank you to the organizing team (including our engineer Louise) for persevering and making this day a success!

    Team 6 took the opportunity of this cheerful day to take a picture, with Marine our intern who is a M1 student. 

  7. Scientifica, la recontre des Arts et des Sciences
  8. La journée de l'INP à la rencontre de la fée bleue


INP in numbers

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


INP & Vect-Horus running against Alzheimer's disease

On december 10th 2022, PINT INP and Vect-Horus members met in the Hippodrome Borély for the "Course des Lumières" organized by Foundation Recherche Alzheimer. It was freezing but together with 600 or something others, they walked 5 km or ran 8 km, to light up the night against Alzheimer's disease and for all patients, carrying a luminous object. See a few pictures below 


Welcome to Mensah, a new Master 2 student in team 10 !

Our team is pleased to welcome Mensah Loko for a 6 months Master internship (from November 2022) in Integrative Biology and Physiology: Integrative approach to the functions of life: from gene to pathology. The subject of his internship is the role of Adrenomedullin expressed by glioblastoma-associated endothelial cells in promoting a stable and functional angiogenesis.