Siric > Research > Institutes > Institut des Neurosciences de Montpellier (INM)

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Hôpital Saint Eloi
Bâtiment INM
80, rue Augustin Fliche – BP 74103
34091 Montpellier cedex 5 – France

Director

Jean-Luc PUEL

Site internet

http://www.inmfrance.com

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Key figures

  • 8 research groups
  • 200 people

INSERM U844

4 research groups

46 people

 

Overview

The Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (INM) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in February 2014. It is located in the Neuroscience (Head and Neck) hospital, closed to the University Campus.

The INM houses 200 people working on vision, hearing, somatosensory wiring, and myelination. Molecular to systems level investigations are carried-out through core technical facilities, which are opened to academic and private users outside the INM. Team competences cover expertise in genetic, molecular and cellular biology, electrophysiology, computational neurosciences pre-clinical and clinical researches. Research outputs favor the development of new treatments for sensory and motor deficits, with a strong interest in inherited retinal and optic blindness, auditory neuropathies, neurodegenerative diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, giant axonal neuropathy), somatosensation disorders (touch and pain) and glial pathologies (gliomas and Charcot Marie Tooth disease).

The Institute for Neurosciences of Montpellier (INM) concentrates basic research for studying transduction, integration and disorders of sensory and motor systems. The INM houses several teams working on vision, hearing, somatosensory wiring, and myelination. Molecular to systems level investigations are carried-out through core technical facilities at the INM. Our outputs favor the development of new treatments for sensory and motor deficits, with the strong interest on inherited retinal and optic blindness, auditory neuropathies (deafness and tinnitus), neurodegenerative diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, giant axonal neuropathy), sensitivity disorders (touch and pain) and glial pathologies (gliomas and Charcot Marie Tooth disease).

The project is based on five 5 labelled-Inserm teams (C. Hamel, J.L. Puel, P. Carroll, H. Duffau and Cédric Raoul).In addition, the INM houses 2 Atip/Avenir groups (Nicolas Tricaud -ERC awarded- and Pascale Bomont).

 The research teams are organized around technical facilities (core facilities) dedicated to functional (animal care, RAM network), histological (RHEM), and cell imaging. (Rio-Imaging-IBiSA). We actively participated in the creation of the BioNanoNMRI platform (small animal-dedicated fMRI: Agilent-Varian 9.4T).

 

Research themes

  • Vision
  • Hearin
  • Somesthesia
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Motoneuron
  • Neuro-degeneration
  • Myelin

Technology Platforms

  • Functional Exploration
  • Histology
  • Imaging platform
  • Neurogenetics
  • Gene expression
  • In vivo facilities 

Member of the SIRIC steering scientific committee

Jean-Philippe HUGNOT
email : hugnot@univ-montp2.fr