Aix-Marseille Université Institute for Research and Education
Topics: Cognition, Behavior, Development, Epilepsy, Imaging, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neural Networks, Therapy, Aging
Disciplinary Fields: Medicine, Neurosciences, Cognitive Science
Summary: Understanding the development, organization and functioning of the brain is one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Marseille is particularly well prepared for this task thanks to its unique expertise in France, covering all levels of analysis, from molecular and cellular approaches to cognitive psychology and behavioral sciences. The four research themes of NeuroMarseille are the following: 1) How does the brain develop to achieve the highest cognitive functions? 2) What are the multi-scale dynamics of neural networks in the healthy and diseased brain? 3) How to study the evolution of behaviours and their neural bases? 4) How to fight against the maladaptive mechanisms involved in response to ageing, neurodegenerative diseases and nervous system injuries?
The 10 research laboratories, the School of Neurosciences (NeuroSchool), the University Hospital (AP-HM) and biotechnology companies have joined forces to increase the attractiveness of the university, international collaborations, interdisciplinarity links with the clinical and industrial world and the integration of students into professional life. NeuroMarseille aims to interact with citizens and to address current challenges, in order to frame the present in a historical perspective to invent the future.
CRMBM – Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine
IBDM – Institut de Biologie du Développement de Marseille
INMED – Institut de Neurobiologie de la Méditerranée
INP – Institut de Neurophysiopathologie
INS – Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes
INT – Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone
LNC – Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives
LNSC – Laboratoire de Neurosciences Sensorielles et Cognitives
LPC – Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive
UNIS – Laboratoire de Neurobiologie des Canaux Ioniques et de la Synapse
For more information: NeuroMarseille on Aix-Marseille University website