Director: Jean-Antoine Girault
Co-directors: Patricia Gapar & André Sobel
The Institut du Fer à Moulin (IFM) is a research center devoted to the study of the development and plasticity of the nervous system.
- Multidisciplinary approaches from molecules to behavior.
- Two complementary objectives:
- to better understand the physiology and pathology of the nervous system.
- to discover new therapeutic approaches.
- Multiple medical applications including for neurological and psychiatric illnesses, as well as cancer.
- An Inserm building in the center of Paris, close to Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) main campus and Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital. IFM is part of the "Integrative Biology Federative Research Institute" of UPMC.
- Ten research groups on a surface of about 2000 m².
- Common scientific and technical facilities: state-of-the-art microscopy and cell imaging facilities, phenotyping facility for rodents including behavioral exploration.
- At the heart of a network of local, national and international academic and industrial collaborations, the IFM is actively involved in teaching and training young scientists and medical doctors.
- Seven groups are affiliated to the Paris School of Neuroscience.
The IFM international Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is chaired by Pr. Peter Brophy (Edinburgh) and comprises Dr. Magdalena Götz (Munich), Pr. Chris Henderson (New York), Pr. Dimitri Kullmann (London), and Pr. Michele Solimena (Dresde). The SAB evaluates the Institute and its groups and advises the Directorial Board to achieve its goals of excellence.
Refurbishing of IFM (levels 0-2) was supported by Inserm, the Conseil général d'Ile de France (Neuropôle de Recherche Francilien) and the Bettencourt-Schüller Foundation.
Publié le samedi 05 février 2011