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

Event date: 
Thursday, 22 September, 2022

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).

The program is available here (PDF link). If you wish to join us, you can register at this link.

We look forward to sharing this moment with you,

Christophe Leterrier
Head of the NeuroCyto research team at the Institute of NeuroPhysiopathology (INP)
Scientific Director of the Neuro-Cellular Imaging Service (NCIS) facility and of the Nikon Center of Excellence for Neuro-NanoImaging at Aix-Marseille Université



The Nikon Center of Excellence for Nano-Neuroimaging at Aix-Marseille Université
Thanks to CPER-FEDER “NeuroTimone Platform” funding, the “Neuro-Cellular Imaging Service” (NCIS) imaging facility of the Institute of NeuroPhysiopathology (INP) has acquired three state-of-the-art super-resolution microscopes: a SIM structured illumination microscope, a SoRa spinning-disk microscope, and a STORM single molecule localization microscope. This has led to the establishment, in partnership with Nikon Instruments BV, of one of the twelve Nikon Centers of Excellence, the “Nikon Center of Excellence for Neuro-NanoImaging at Aix-Marseille Université” ( This partnership allows researchers to benefit from permanent maintenance and updating of instruments, with access to the latest technological developments. This collaboration with Nikon ensures exceptional visibility for the facility, its research and training through the organization of events (workshops, demonstrations).