During the last NeuroFrance congress held from May 22 to 24, 2019 at the Palais des Congrès in Marseille, the INP distinguished itself through 20 posters, 4 oral communications, and 1 symposium moderation, not to mention the organization of the "Art in Mind" exhibition, showing not only the richness and quality of his research but also his open-mindedness.
In the CNRS Innovation Letter of April, there is an article entitled "Des molécules vectorisées pour cibler les maladies neurodégénératives" featuring the research collaboration agreement signed by Vect-Horus and Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals for treating neurodegenerative diseases.
On the 26-31st March, the 14th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases (ADPD) and related neurological disorders was held in Lisbon, Portugal. This year, almost the entire team 1 and team 6 went to this major event and our students: Laurie Arnaud, Laura García González and Dominika Pilat took the opportunity to present their work on a poster.
The LEGO Pumpy (or more officially NanoJ-Fluidics) paper is out in Nature Communications! A joint venture between the INP NeuroCyto team and the Henriques lab, this article (previously available as a preprint on bioRxiv) details how to build a fully open-source multi-channel syringe pumps with LEGO and Arduino.
We have a new preprint out! Want to do good super-resolution images? We have put together all our single molecule localization microscopy (SMLM) tips and tricks. This is a methods paper that describes our SMLM workflow, using benchmark samples such as microtubules and clathrin-coated pits.
Christophe was lucky to spend a whole week at the “Microscopie Fonctionnelle en Biologie” aka MiFoBio workshop. Lots of fun attending dozens of cutting-edge workshops, trying super-resolution microscopes, discussing, DJing (!), and presenting the latest work from the lab.
More on Twitter: #MiFoBio2018
The popularization of science is one of the missions of academic research. This article authored by Aurélie Soubéran is intended for children aged 12-13 years and more broadly for the general public, and focuses on a preclinical study on glioblastoma model.
To access it, please download the pdf version.
This partnership will marry the expertise of Vect-Horus in targeting tumors with its technology VECTrans® and the know-how of RadioMedix in developing and conducting pre-clinical evaluation and clinical trials with radiopharmaceuticals.
In the context of the Euronanomed projects for Action on Nanomedicine under Horizon 2020, a Symposium will be held at the Luminy campus in Marseille on March 8, 2019. Dr. Khrestchatisky will give a talk titled "Molecular vectors for drug delivery into the brain and tumors".
In an interview published by "La Provence" on November 30, 2018 Yvon Bertrand, President of Aix-Marseille University, explains that AMU is very proud of its contribution to the field of Artificial Intelligence but also to the development of companies such as "First Light Imaging", VECT-HORUS or Innate-Pharma. They are real success stories from public research.
INP Cytoskeleton and Neurophysiopathology team, together with several leading groups in tau biology, has participated in a joint review of the field that just came out in Acta Neuropathologica Communications. This review summarizes the recent breakthroughs in deciphering the molecular structures, both physiological and pathological, of the elusive protein tau.
Read online (open access) : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40478-019-0682-x
The last work of team 9 "Tau regulates the microtubule-dependent migration of glioblastoma cells via Rho-ROCK signaling pathway" is now published in J. cell. Science. This work identifies for the first time the role and mechanisms implicating the tau protein in the invasion processes of glioblastomas, very aggressive brain tumors. This work highlights the role of the Tau protein as a common target between cancers and neurodegeneration.
Professor of Biophysics and Biomathematics at the Faculty of Pharmacy of Marseille, Hervé Kovacic is elected for a six-year term. Section CNU 85 manages the qualifications, promotions and bonuses of teacher-researchers specializing in physicochemical sciences and applied engineering in health. Doctor Pascale Barbier, also from team 9 of INP has been nominated as a member of the same CNU section.
Jean-Michel Paumier, former PhD student in Team 1 (Neural Plasticity and Degeneration), has successfuly defended his thesis on Wednesday the 05th of December 2018. After few hours of a nice presentation followed by many questions, the examining board congratulated Jean-Michel for his good work and granted him the diploma of doctor in Neuroscience.
On December 6 and 7, 2018, Neuroschool PhD Days took place. In this edition entitled "Through the looking glass: beyond our reality", second-year neuroscience PhD students were invited to present their work.
It is in this context that the 3 PhD students of the INP took part: Laurie Arnaud, Audrey Jacq and Dominika Pilat.
Vect-Horus announced today the signing of a research collaboration agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. The goal of this collaboration is to use Vect-Horus’ proprietary technology to transport various Janssen monoclonal antibodies to the brain for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. This deal was facilitated by Johnson & Johnson Innovation Limited.