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Postdoctoral position in Neurophysiology

We are currently searching a highly motivated Postdoctoral researcher with experience in electrophysiology for a project focusing on the study of the role of hypothalamic-mesolimbic neurocircuitry in the development of diet-induced obesity. This project will be jointly carried out in the laboratories of Dr. Daniela Cota (Inserm U1215, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux, France and Dr. Xavier Fioramonti (NutriNeuro, INRA UMR 1286, Bordeaux, France, ), which both investigate the neurobiological mechanisms of obesity and diabetes. Patch-clamp electrophysiology associated with the use of optogenetics, molecular biology and neuroanatomical analysis are the main approaches that will be used in the project.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience/neurobiology, and recognized expertise in patch-clamp electrophysiology. Previous experience in the study of neuronal circuits involved in the regulation of energy balance using rodent models and in the use of optogenetics coupled with electrophysiology is strongly preferred. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team will be essential.

The project is funded by the Labex Brain ( ). The postdoctoral contract will be for a period of 18 months.

Starting date: January 2018

Contact: Candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, list of publications and 2 letters of reference to Dr. Daniela Cota ( or Dr. Xavier Fioramonti (

Info Générale
Daniela Cota dans le journal Sud-Ouest

Suite au débat organisé par l'Inserm à la Maison Éco-citoyenne, Daniela a été interviewée par Isabelle Castéra du journal Son-Ouest.

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Débat autour de la malbouffe

Retrouvez Daniela Cota dans un débat sur les effets de la mal bouffe sur notre cerveau. Débat organisé par la Maison Écocitoyenne de Bordeaux en partenariat avec l'Inserm et l'INRA le 20 juin 2017 à 18h.
Voir une Bande Annonce ici :

24/05/2017 12h00
Ashley CASTELLANOS JANKIEWICZ from Cota's lab will give a presentation entitled "Role of the bile acids - TGR5 receptor system in the hypothalamic regulation of energy balance"

22/06/2016 12h00
Omar GUZMAN-QUEVEDO from Cota's lab will give a presentation entitled "Role of The Hypothalamic Bile Acids-TGR5 Sensing System in Metabolic Control".

Une organisation Guillaume Ferreira et Véronique Pellet (Lab. NutriNeuro)

10:30-10:45: Welcome / coffee
10:45-11:10 Shauna Parkes (Post-doc E Coutureau/G Ferreira, INCIA/NutriNeuro, Bordeaux) “Cortico-cortical interactions in food-seeking behaviors”
11:10-11:40 Francis Chaouloff (Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux) “The endocannabinoid system sets the desire to exercise?”
11:40-12:05 Arnau Busquets-Garcia (post-doc G Marsicano, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux) "Role of CB1 receptor in odor/taste aversion learning"
12:05-12:30 Quentin Leyrolle (PhD student A Nadjar, NutriNeuro, Bordeaux) “Dietary omega-3 alleviates from long-term behavioral deficits in a model of prenatal infection”.
12:30-13:00 Silvia Lorente (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain) "Role of omega-3 fatty acids on inflammatory and degenerative diseases"
13:00-14:00: Lunch
14:05-14:35 Mariano Ruiz-Gayo (Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Madrid, Spain) "Multifactorial influence of high-fat diets on feeding behavior, mood and learning"
14:35-15:00 Celia Fourrier (PhD student N Castanon, NutriNeuro, Bordeaux) "Effects of omega-3/ antioxidant supplemented diet on cognitive alterations associated with obesity".
15:00-15:30 Pedro Gonzalez-Muniesa (University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain) “The endocannabinoid system, inflammation and obesity”
15:30-15:55 Wilfried Mazier (post-doc D Cota, Neurocentre Magendie, Bordeaux) “Role of mTOR and endocannabinoids in the regulation of hypothalamic melanocortin circuits”

Soutenance de thèse
15/12/2015 14h00
Magalie HAISSAGUERRE from Cota's lab will give a presentation entitled 'Interaction entre les espèces réactives dérivées de l'oxygène (ROS), la voie mTORC1 et la voie Jak/STAT dans la régulation de la balance énergétique'.

from Cota's lab will give a presentation entitled 'Interaction entre les espèces réactives dérivées de l'oxygène (ROS), la voie mTORC1 et la voie Jak/STAT dans la régulation de la balance énergétique'.
Date de la soutenance: 15/12/2015 - 14h00
Lieu: Neurocentre Magendie Seminar room

La Fondation Francophone pour la Recherche sur le Diabète (FFRD) a nommé Daniela Cota Lauréate 2015 pour son projet "Le récepteur d’acide bilaire hypothlamique TGR5 comme
mécanisme novateur soulignant le rôle des acides bilaires dans le
contrôle métabolique"

01/07/2015 11h30
Stephen Woods

Meeting room: Neurocentre Magendie Seminar room

, invited by Daniela Cota, will give a presentation entitled 'Misunderstanding the control of food intake and body weight by the brain'

10/06/2015 12h00
Wilfrid Mazier from Cota's lab will give a presentation entitled "Role of mTOR and endocannabinoid system in the regulation of hypothalamic melanocortin circuits"