Now that the Institute of Neurophysiopathology is settled as a whole on the Timone Campus of the AMU School of Medicine, we organized the first INP day at the Black Rock pub in Marseille. It was a big success with lots of fun and games! There were more scientific parts such as the 3-minute presentation by a PhD student of each team – Dominic did great for NeuroCyto.
The team leaders also recorded short “elevator pitches” that will be used to advertise to work of the INP teams – here’s a short behind-the-scenes video with Christophe explaining what we do:
This Friday, our new PhD students Karoline Friedl and Florian Wernert presented their projects to the members of our Institute of Neurophysiopathology (INP). They did well, and we can’t wait to see what they will do for the next three years!
Christophe was invited to Cambridge by Kristian Franze and gave a seminar as part of the Adrian Seminar Series of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Thanks Kristian for the invitation and the glimpse to the splendid Cantabrigian life!
The next day, Christophe gave a seminar at the Chemical Engineering department, invited by Clemens Kaminski from the Laser Analytics Group. This was followed by a lively discussion with the group’s PhD students.
Christophe was invited by Benoît Charlot to speak at the scientific days of the Montpellier LabEx NUMEV, which is devoted to fostering interaction between computational and life sciences. It was an interesting experience to share our work with theoretical and computational scientist who had sometimes surprizing questions and often a fresh point of view!
On November 4th, a one-day symposium was organized at the College de France in Paris to celebrate the 10 years of the ATIP-AVENIR program, which funded and helped the creation of the NeuroCyto lab in 2017. We could hear about the history and evolution of the program from its creators and directors, as well as science stories from past awardees. Check more photos of the event here.
Organized by the French Society for Cell Biology (SBCF), the biennal international conference “Building the Cell” is now called “Cell la Vie!”. The 2020 edition will happen from September 23rd to 36th at Institut Pasteur in Paris. Check the beautiful poster that was made from one of our images (COS cells labeled for microtubules and actin)!
Christophe spent 10 days in Bordeaux as an instructor for the FENS CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme Course called “Advanced Techniques for Synapse Biology“. Every morning were talks from keynote speakers and instructors, while the afternoon were devoted to working on a project with two students. We heavily used the microscopes from the Bordeaux Imaging Center (thanks Magali!) including spinning disk for live-cell imaging and STORM super-resolution microscopy. The hard work of students Pushpa Khanal and Alexandra Reichova led to beautiful images of axonal trafficking and structure!
After doing his Master 2 with us, Florian Wernert got a PhD fellowship from École Doctorale and just started as our newest PhD student. In the next three years, Florian will use his skills in neuroscience and data analysis to dissect the organization of axonal actin structures. Welcome to the NeuroCyto team!
Together with Tijana Jovanovic-Talisman (City of Hope) and Paul Maddox (UNC), Christophe was invited by Aki Kusumi and Taka-aki Tsunoyama at the Okinawa Institute of Technology (OIST) for a seminar on new microscopy techniques. Aki and Taka were wonderful hosts and the OIST is a stunning place to do science!
Taka and Aki then brought us on the island of Kyushu, the southern island of the main Japanese archipelago. We went to the city of Miyazaki to participate to the 57th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan. Our symposium was entitled “Biophysical Physiology and Pathology by the Application of Superresolution Microscopy” – featuring interesting talks with beautiful images from Takahiro Fujiwara (Kyoto University) and Makio Tokunaga (Tokyo Insitute of Technology).
We have a new PhD student! Karoline Friedl has been in the lab since March, through our partnership with the startup Abbelight.
She just now started her PhD project as a CIFRE PhD in the NeuroCyto team, in collaboration with Abbelight. She will work on Abbelight’s SAFe 360 module to develop innovative and robust multicolor nansocale imaging approaches – can’t wait to see what she comes up with!