Maxime and Max attend NeuroFrance 2023 Meeting in beautiful Lyon, France.
Maxime presents a poster a new brain-on-a-chip device to study axonal plasticity and circuit remodeling.
Great news! 🥳 🎉
We receive support from INT's Investment Fund to develop our brain-on-a-chip platform at the Neurotech Center !
Another great Neurotech seminar about stem cells and microfluidics.
Ivan Fernandez-Bessone from INP shared his very first results with us, demonstrating the potential of organ-on-a-chip platforms to study intracellular defects in neurodegenerative diseases.
Following up on last month seminar, Ivo Vanzetta presents Dual-polarity voltage imaging.
More details can be found here: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abm8797
And as usual, discussions continue around pizzas!
The Neurotech&Pizza seminars are back in 2023!
Alberto Lombardini brilliantly introduced us to JEDI-2P, a faster, brighter and more sensitive sensor for brain electrical activity
Great paper can be found here: https://www.cell.com/cell/pdf/S0092-8674(22)00916-3.pdf
Great news! 🥳
Our RAIL project in collaboration with Elodie Fino's lab at INMED is funded by the AMIDEX foundation !
In this project we will test our RAIL technology in live mice. Main objective : to demonstrate that RAIL tools can be transferred in vivo to rewire basal ganglia circuits.
New methods to accelerate 3D fluorescence imaging by Loic Le Goff from Institut Fresnel (Mosaic team, Aix Marseille Univ).
Intense discussion, new collaborations, and the promise to meet again soon...
Great news! 🥳 🎉
We receive support from Institut Carnot STAR to develop quantitative phase microscopy on microfluidic chips in collaboration with the lab of Guillaume Baffou at Institut Fresnel !
Max presents the Neurotech Center at the 9-12 Recherche-Industrie Meeting.
Neurotech Centers are flourishing all around the world. Now Aix Marseille University has its own at INT!
Thank you Carnot Star for organizing this great event !
Inspiring #neurotech story by Frederic Ambroggi from Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives (LNC, Aix Marseille Univ).
What do we need as Integrative Neuroscientists?
Record. Manipulate. Small. Wireless.
Wonderful talks at the Neurotech session of INT 10 Years Anniversary Symposium #XINT !!
Many thanks to our great speakers Tim Harris (HHMI Janelia Farm), Diego Ghezzi (EPFL) and Francesca Santoro (Aachen Univ) for presenting their cool toys and sharing their latest projects with us!
Excited to present our new workspace !
You can now find us at Aile Verte, 3rd floor, on La Timone medical campus
This month at the Neurotech/Pizza seminar, we learned about brain-on-chips and mmultiplexed microfluidic systems with the talented engineer and PhD candidate Maxime Poinsot (INT, Aix Marseille Univ) 🧠 🔬⚙️
Another great neurotech seminar by Maya Williams (INT, Aix Marseille Univ) about calcium recordings using fiber photometry in freely moving rats ⚡️ 🧠 🐀
Neurotech seminars go next level with free food and drinks!
Nicolas Wanaverbecq (INT, Aix Marseille Univ) and David Moreau (Mines St Etienne) talk about flexible, implantable electro-optical devices for spinal cord recordings.
Rocket science as usual 🚀
Nobel Prize winner Ardem Patapoutian explaining the sense of touch in the beautiful Palais du Pharo in Marseille.
During his lecture, Pr Patapoutian invited Dr Bertand Coste (LNC, Aix Marseille Univ) to come to the stage to offer him one replica of his Nobel Prize medal. A very inspirational moment!
How to combine science, fun and beauty in one piece of work ?
Another great collaboration with Benoit Charlot (IES, Univ Montpellier) to induce waves of electrical activity in neuronal cultures.
Construction is looking good !
The new space for the NeuroTech Center is almost ready... Can't wait to move in for another great adventure with SONIC, NeuroBioTools and Rod's new NET team !!
Moving planned for July... Tic-Tac Tic-Tac
"The Art of Science" exhibition at Galerie Le Pangolin on the beautiful Corniche of Marseille ended with a debate about the Artistic approach of Science.
Thank you NeuroMarseille for this great and successful adventure. Hope to see you next year for the second edition !
More details 👉 here 👈
Max talks about the RAIL Project at the 11th Neurobinar edition of NeuroMarseille.
Watch the full video on Youtube 👉 here 👈
Great news!! 🥳 🥳
Maxime is awarded an ANRT CIFRE contract! He will start his PhD in the lab in collaboration with Fluigent.
Fluigent is a company specializing in the development and production of advanced microfluidic systems, with applications in various domains including cell biology, cancer research, particle studies, cell sorting, etc.. We are very happy to contribute to the development of a smart microfluidic system to model brain networks on a chip.
INT lab retreat at Carry-le-Rouet
Great science x (great people)² = Great times!
More photos 👉 here 👈
When Sciences meet Arts...
Our "Synaptic Constellation" picture is awarded at the Science & Art photo contest from Neuroschool Marseille 🎉🎉
Confocal microscopy showing reconstructed synapses in a brain-on-a-chip device. Brain on a chip systems allow to reconstruct neuronal networks in a near-physiological environment using microfluidic compartmentalization of primary neuronal cultures. Here, synaptophysin (presynaptic marker, magenta) juxtaposes to PSD95 (postsynaptic marker, cyan) in an isolated microfluidic chambers enriched in synapses.
Enjoying Thai food at l'Indécis before we all leave the lab for a well deserved summer break !
Aloha ! 🏖🏝⛱🏄♂️
It is our great pleasure to welcome Christoph Kellendonk from Columbia Univ, NY. Christoph will present his latest results on the role of thalamo-cortical projections in cognition and in schizophrenia.
Always nice to chat about science and life with you!
Killing two birds with one stone: having lunch with the NeuroTech Center and surprising Rod with an impromptu BDay celebration !
Happy Birthday Rod 🎉🎉
Davide Reato from Champalimaud Institute, Lisbon visits the NeuroTech Center. Davide will present his work on the role of cortical state in modulating perceptual decision making.
Benoit Charlot (IES, Montpellier) visits us at the NeuroTech Center.
As always Benoit amazed us with his crazy biotech approaches to explore cell functions!
Despite appearances, this is not a Masquerade Ball, but SONIC team's first Xmas party! (COVID-approved)
From Left to right: Max, Cynthia, Natalia, Eduardo, Elodie, Ana, Catherine, and Florence
We are happy to announce our fusion with Eduardo Gascon's team at the INT!
The fusion will lead to the creation of a new team entitled Social cogNItion and Connectomics (SoniC) where we will study and manipulate the neural circuits controlling social behaviors.
The synergy of the new team will allow to develop a multidisciplinary approach, using transcriptomics analyses, live cell imaging, virus-based connectomics, optogenetics, and behavioral phenotyping in mice and marmosets.
After 5 years in Grenoble, we are officially moving to Marseille! Many thanks to all my collaborators at the GIN for the good moments and great work!
Excited for the future, and to move to the Neurotech Center of La Timone Medical campus. Welcoming postdocs, techs, and students to study how adult brain circuits rewire during learning or when confronted to environmental changes.
Goodbye snowy mountains, hello turquoise sea !