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At a joint meeting of the French Academies of Medicine and Pharmacy held 19 November 2019, Ronald Melki of the Neurodegenerative Diseases Laboratory (MIRCen/CEA-Jacob) gave a descriptive review of experimental elements enabling a better understanding of infectious proteinopathy in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Paris-Saclay University as well as its component institutions and member-associated universities , their partner national research organisms, and the LERMIT, CHARMMMAT, LASIPS and NanoSaclay laboratories of excellence (LabExs) collectively decided to release funds for research projects targeting the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the laureates are the CNRGH and IRCM, with their respective projects COVIDOGEN and BIOTHETARCOVI.
As a part of the Covid-19 Flash call launched on March 6, 2020, the ANR selected 86 research projects for immediate funding, covering a large number of issues related to the Covid-19 epidemic. Among the selected projects, one project coordinated by Roger Le Grand (IDMIT) focuses on the study of the pathogenesis of the SARS-Cov-2 infection in a pre-clinical study model.
The FRM has just selected eight research projects in its call for projects on the fundamental mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease. A financial contribution of up to 600,000 euros has been allocated to fund the salaries, equipment and operating costs for each project for a period of 2 to 3 years. Among the funded projects, a project led by SEPIA (CEA-Jacob), Genoscope (CEA-Jacob) and ENS-Saclay, focuses on the use of cerebral organoids or 'mini-brains' as a model for the study of Alzheimer's disease.
On November 17, 2020, the Life Sciences invite you to their second edition of Meet My Platform | Paris-Saclay University, co-organized with Genopole. Come and discover the potential of technology platforms at Paris-Saclay University. 113 academic platforms and 20 industrial sponsors meet in a dedicated area. Among the speakers of the day, Jean-François Deleuze will present the Centre de Référence d'Innovation et d'Expertise (CRefIX) that he manages, and how this structure allows the development of sequencing protocols for the medicine of the future.
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.