Prix Irène Joliot-Curie : lancement de l'édition 2018
Le Prix Irène Joliot-Curie, créé en 2001, est destiné à promouvoir la place des femmes dans la recherche et la technologie en France. Il vise ainsi à mettre en lumière la carrière de femmes scientifiques qui allient excellence et dynamisme.
In 2018, the ENP will continue to support the "ENP-Université Paris Descartes-ENS spring course on Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience", 14th-25th may 2018, Paris Descartes University and ENS.
The École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France (ENP) is a Foundation created in 2007 at the instigation of the French Ministry of Research as a Thematic Network for Advanced Research (RTRA in French).
ENP team leader Sonia GAREL and coll. using extensive experimental methods for evaluating for instance gene expression level, chromatin accessibility or cellular density now reveal that microglia exhibit sex- and age-dependent modifications in response to the microbiome in mice.
Team leader Valentina Emiliani and coll in collaboration with Ed Boyden at MIT (Cambridge, USA) now devised a way to control single-neuron by optogenetics. Authors using a light-sensitive opsine protein targeted to neuronal bodies (soma-targeted) developed by Ed Boyden and taking advantage of the patterned 2-photon holographic illumination for optogenetics applications developed by the highly skilled expertise of the Emiliani’s team show exquisite figures and recordings of single synaptic response to stimulation paving therefore the way for a future clear neuronal connectivity map.