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In parallel with the scientific and industrial career that we know, Piervi is also the author of Homo biologicus, published by Albin Michel and presented to the public in Mollat ​​Bookstore September 18. Come and talk with our former director.






For the university, the development of this label is a means of attesting to the quality of a platform and guaranteeing its expertise.

A research platform is the grouping on the same site of scientific equipment and/or expertise intended to offer a large community of users high-level research services.

The university has invited its partners: CNRS, Inserm and INRA to be part of the labelling committee in order to award the label to candidate platforms.

27 labelled platforms





Recent work has shown that these receptors are also present in the mitochondrial membranes of the brain where they regulate the bioenergetic processes and amnesic effects of cannabinoids. Thus, the pharmacological effects of cannabinoids derived from cannabis are partially dependent on the regulation of cerebral mitochondrial activity.




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12/09/2019
Bravo Sybille! (Planar Polarity and Plasticity Team )

Congratulations to our M2 student, Sybille Marchese (Team Montcouquiol/Sans), who has won a doctoral contract at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland with the young team of Dr Juan Alberto Varela, winner of the prestigious ERC programme (https://risweb.st-andrews.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/juan-alberto-varela(bf1154ef-1d43-41e1-b529-7dd9660cea91).html).

Sybille will use super-resolution imaging techniques to elucidate the extracellular trafficking of protein aggregates (beta-amyloid and alpha-synuclein) in the brain and their direct role in early neurodegeneration.

Good luck Sybille!






CB1 receptors in the anterior piriform cortex control odor preference memory
Geoffrey Terral1,2, Arnau Busquets-Garcia1,2, Marjorie Varilh1,2, Svein Achicallende3,4, Astrid Cannich1,2, Luigi Bellocchio1,2, Itziar Bonilla-Del Río3,4, Federico Massa1,2, Nagore Puente3,4, Edgar Soria-Gomez1,2,3,4,5, Pedro Grandes3,4, Guillaume Ferreira2,6,* & Giovanni Marsicano1,2,*





Mireille Montcouquiol is the laureate of funding for the highly selective Fondation pour l'Audition created by Franoise Bettencourt Meyers, Jean-Pierre Meyers and the Bettencourt Schueller Foundation. Congrats !!





Thomas Bienvenu has just won a coveted CCA-Inserm-Bettencourt position. This position allows young doctors finishing the internship and holders of PhDs in health and science, to carry out a research project within the framework of their clinicat within a team of research. He will be able to share his time between his clinical activity in the service of Professor Bruno Aouizerate and his research activity in the team of Cyril Herry. On this journey, Thomas Bienvenu is now participating in the coordination of École Santé-Sciences of the University of Bordeaux.





The LabEx BRAIN Management Committee evaluated and selected, on Friday, July 5, the thesis welding scholarships. 12 applications had been submitted.

Ashley Castellanos Jankiewicz (Team Cota - Role of hypothalamic bile acid-TGR5 receptor signaling in the regulation of energy balance) and
Nanci Winke (Team Herry - Neuronal circuits involved in the emotional modulation of pain behavior) are among the winners!






Giovanni Marsicano is member of the prestigious EMBO, European Molecular Biology Organization. The EMBO Election is a recognition of the research excellence and outstanding achievements of a life sciences researcher.