Our recent article on the ultrastructure of actin rings in the press

Two French scientific magazines have highlighted our recent article about the ultrastructure of axonal actin rings, both in their March issue: Science et Vie (bottom on the pic below) made a short story about it while Pour la Science (top) featured a PREM image of an axon as a beautiful double-page spread.

On the other side of the Atlantic, our work was featured in the March-April issue of the American Scientist magazine for their “Sightings” column. Happy to see our work getting attention in the press!

American Scientist "Sightings" Marc-April 2020

First edition of the INP day

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:

video courtesy of Nicolas Fichera on LinkedIn

10-year anniversary of the ATIP-AVENIR program

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.

Christophe tries to hang a poster summarizing what the lab is about…
Success for the images-as-business cards part of the poster!

The NeuroCyto lab at NeuroFrance, French neuroscience meeting

Marseille hosted the 2019 French neuroscience meeting from May 22 to May 24. The INP institute was present with numerous talks and posters showcasing the work of our labs (see here for a complete list). The NeuroCyto team was of course there, with Dominic presenting his first poster on the role of presynaptic actin, as well as a talk from Christophe on the ultrastructure of axonal actin rings that he also presented the day before at the satellite meeting on the spinal chord .

Christophe’s talk (photo @NeuroGirl17)

Brève Science & Vie

Christophe was interviewed by journalist Anne Debroise of the French scientific magazine Science & Vie about a recent article from the Bock lab (Zheng et al., 2018) that provides the volume of an adult Drosophila fly brain by electron microscopy. You can read the short article here (in French, subscription required) or via the screenshot below.