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. Dominika during her thesis defense
    Congratulations to Dominika Pilat who is now a doctor in Neuroscience!

    To nicely end 2021 year, Dominika Pilat, student in Neural Plasticity and Degeneration Team (Team 1), successfully defended her thesis on the 16th of December. She gave a very clear, precise and comprehensive presentation highlighting the pivotal role of MT5-MMP in the neuroinflammation in an Alzheimer’s Disease model. The jury was unanimous to underline the great work Dominika accomplished during the four years she has spent at the INP leading to the publication of an article into the Journal of Neuroinflammation in which she is first author.

  2. Best presentation award for Emmanuel Snacel-Fazy

    Participating in the virtual conference "Tumor Microenvironment Heterogeneity in Cancer Progression: Challenge or Opportunity", Emmanuel Snacel-Fazy, a 2nd year PhD student in the GlioME team won the prize for the best presentation on the "Remodeling of the glioblstoma immune landscape by smac mimetic GDC-0152".

  3. Pedro Belio Mairal (Neural Plasticity and Degeneration team) at Neurobinar #12

    On February 22nd at 1 pm don't miss the next Neurobinar of NeuroMarseille ! You will get a chance to meet Adam Williamson, principal investigator at the INS, Gaelle Alhaddad, 2nd year PhD student at the LNC and Pedro Belio Mairal, 3rd year student in the "Neural Plasticity and Degeneration" team of INP. Gaelle and Pedro will each present the other's thesis topic and Adam will explain his work on "Non-invasive deep brain stimulation in Epilepsy using Temporal Interference". 

  4. Séminaire M&M’s – Muscle Monday Seminars of the Institute’s Myology Centre for Research

    Within the cycle M&M’s – Muscle Monday Seminars of the Institute’s Myology Centre for Research, on January 17 Michel Khrestchatisky (CNRS Research Director, Director of the Institute for Neurophysiopathology) Co-Founder & Scientific Counsel of Vect-Horus presented the conference entitled “"Development of molecular vectors for targeted delivery of RNAi via receptor-mediated transport".

  5. VECT-HORUS reçoit un financement non dilutif de 1 M€ dans le cadre du dispositif de relance européen EACT-EU
  6. Two recently published papers from the glioME team
  7. Welcome to Guillaume, a new Master 2 student in the Nivet Team!

    We are please to welcome Guillaume Benhora-Chabeaux for his 5-month Master internship (2nd year) in the Nivet team. After obtaining a first Master degree in Cognitive Science (MASCO) from the Aix-Marseille University, with the highest honours, Guillaume has enrolled the Master in Neuroscience (cellular and molecular neuroscience). Guillaume will be working on the crosstalk between inflammation and a susceptibility to neurodegeneration using in vitro and in vivo models.

  8. Emmanuel Nivet (Team 6) is a new member of the European Scientific Advisory Board

    Dr Emmanuel Nivet has been appointed as a new member of the European Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of a joint organization unifying the Alzheimer Forschung Initiative e.V. (AFI), Germany, Alzheimer Nederland (AN), The Netherlands and Fondation Vaincre Alzheimer (FVA), France. Each of the above organizations is dedicated to funding dementia research in its own country.


INP in numbers

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


The GlioME team represented the institute at the Brain Tumor Meeting in Berlin

On 19 and 20 May 2022 the GlioME team represented the INP at the "Brain tumor Meeting" in Berlin with the presentation of 6 posters:



Canceropole Seminar Series #5 with Ludovic Leloup

Depuis janvier 2022, le Canceropôle a lancé les « Seminar Series ». Ces nouveaux rendez-vous mensuels d’une heure (13h-14h) permettent à un binôme de chercheurs (un.e expert.e niçois.e et un.e expert.e marseillais.e.) de présenter en visioconférence leurs sujets d’étude, projets, actualités… L'objectif étant d'animer la communauté de recherche en cancérologie et faire connaître les expertises des équipes de recherche de la région.

Le cinquième rendez-vous le mardi 31 mai 2022 de 13h à 14h, avec au programme :


L'INP à l'honneur dans les GreenTips de NeuroMarseille !

Chaque mois, NeuroMarseille publie sur son site internet les initiatives en développement durable (DD) d'un laboratoire de NeuroMarseille. Cette série est appelée "Green*tips" et donne la parole chaque mois à un·e référent·e du groupe de travail NeuroGreen de NeuroMarseille (9 laboratoires, plus ceux des équipes associées du MMG, de l’ISM et de l’institut Fresnel).