To carry out their activities, Research Teams of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences have developed high-profile technological platforms in many areas : biomedical imaging, structural biology, metabolomics, High-Throughput screening, level 3 microbiological safety laboratory...
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European ＆ international partnerships
The Joliot Institute maintains more than 200 collaborations with institutions in at least 15 countries around the world.
Its teams can draw on the Institute's resources to respond to calls for projects from the European Union (ERC, EIT Health, Research and Innovation Actions, ITN, etc.). They also benefit from the actions implemented by the CEA's Basic Research Division to develop their partnerships, particularly in Europe.
Timo van Kerkoerle, researcher at NeuroSpin, is one of the 408 winners of the prestigious ERC Starting Grant 2022 call of the European Research Council. Another European success for the Institute.
NeuroSpin researchers propose a new version of their compressed MRI acquisition algorithm, SPARKLING, extended to 3D imaging. Their method reduces acquisition time by a factor of 20 for T2*-weighted scans without compromising image quality.
The QSM4SENIOR project, led by NeuroSpin and the company VENTIO, aims at developing an original early biomarker of aging by using data from the SENIOR study of NeuroSpin. QSM4SENIOR has just been funded by the EOSC-Life.
Researchers at the CEA-Joliot Institute (Carbon-14 labeling Laboratory), in collaboration with teams from AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Nimbe (CEA-Iramis), have developed a labeling method, based on nitrile exchange using nickel catalysis. This method is currently under study at Sanofi for the labeling of a drug candidate.
The Ginkgo team (BAOBAB / NeuroSpin), in collaboration with the Inserm iBRAIN U1253 unit (Tours), published in NeuroImage the first anatomical atlas of the human brainstem with at mesoscopic scaleresolution from extreme ultra-high field MRI. Freely available as a wiki, this atlas will be used in particular by neuroanatomists and neurosurgeons.
Researchers from the LMC (DMTS), in collaboration with a team from AstraZeneca, have developed a labeling method, based on the exchange of carbon dioxide, simply using visible blue light and a photocatalyst.
AROMA, a FET-Open H2020 project, aims to develop the methodology necessary for the optimal operation of the future 11.7 T MRI being installed at NeuroSpin. This 5-year project, coordinated by Nicolas Boulant (NeuroSpin), with an overall budget of 3.6 million euros, involving six partners from five countries representing academia and industry, started on January 1, 2021.
A European study involving CEA-Joliot provides the first overview of the amino acids circulating in the blood of patients with decompensated cirrhosis and concludes that there is a strong redistribution of their metabolism in order to provide the fuel necessary for the intense inflammatory response.
EBRAINS (European Brain ReseArch INfrastructureS) is a european research infrastructure designed by the scientific community which, based on a set of state-of-the-art digital platforms, aims to answer the analysis and processing needs of large brain data sets. CEA carries for France EBRAINS inscription on the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures roadmap, which was submitted in early September 2020.
The recent publication, in the journal Diagnostics, of a collaborative study associating AP-HP, NG-Biotech and a team from the Institute, is an opportunity to recall the Institute's commitment to the development of means of detecting antimicrobial resistance, a global phenomenon in the WHO's sights, as recalled by the World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.