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Molecular Imaging Research Center

MIRCen

MIRCen

 
Director of MIRCen : Dr Philippe Hantraye




Secretaries : Marie-Laure Raverdy / Marie-Christine Courbeix

Published on 3 July 2018

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MIRCen -Molecular Imaging Research Center- is a preclinical research installation created by the CEA and INSERM.

This installation, based at the CEA center in Fontenay-aux-Roses, consists of a group of platforms dedicated to the development and validation of animal models pertinent to human neurological diseases. These animal models are used both in the development and validation of novel techniques to detect deficits early after disease onset and in the evaluation of innovative treatments against neurodegenerative diseases.

Th10 platforms of MIRCen  occupy 8500 m² and enable both academic and industrial research teams at the national and international levels (see "service request") to access complementary molecular, imaging, behavioral and post-mortem expertise and methodologies.


About a hundred researchers, research officers, technicians, clinicians and students from the CEA, INSERM, CNRS, the Paris-Saclay university and Henri Mondor Hospital, work at this center, running  their own research programs (see the "Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory") or lending their focused expertise in neurosciences to  run the platforms (see "MIRCen platforms").


​Platforms

​ Research

  • Functional analysis
  • Imaging
  • Image and histological analysis
  • Cell and molecular biology
  • ​The Neurodegenerative Diseases
    Laboratory (CEA-CNRS UMR9199)
  • ​CRC MIRCen


MIRCen coordinates the  research infrastructure NeuraTRIS, conceived to accelerate the translation of discoveries in basic research into medical innovations for the treatment of diseases of the nervous system NeuraTRIS, spécialisée en neuroscience translationnelle (NeuraTRIS


Research in MIRCen

Emmanuel Brouillet, PhD

Director of the Neurodegenerative Disease laboratory
UMR9199

Services and collaborations





Sylvie Guigon
Supervisor Platforms/Collaborations