ERC Synergy awarded to 4 researchers of the University of Bordeaux

Four researchers of the University of Bordeaux have been awarded the prestigious 2020 Synergy Award

  • 16/11/2020

Laurent Groc (Research Director CNRS ; Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience), Erwan Bézard (Research Director INSERM; Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders), Laurent Cognet (Research Director CNRS ; Laboratoire photonique numérique et nanosciences) and U. Valentin Nägerl (Professor at University of Bordeaux ; Research Director CNRS ; Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience) have been awarded the prestigious 2020 Synergy Award.

This 10 million grant is awarded for 6 years by the European Research Council for the ENSEMBLE project that aims at underpinning the molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathological brain function. This project emphasizes the existing synergy between the fields of neuroscience and photonics.

This ambitious project intends to develop new approaches of high resolution microscopy to understand the molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathological brain function, therefore helping the understanding of neurological and psychiatric diseases, which are major societal issues.

3D yellow high resolution

Credit : V. Nägerl

The LP2N laboratory is specialised in nanosciences and bio-imagery, with an international expertise and ground-breaking discoveries in molecule and nonoparticles individual detection with tailor-made optical microscopes.

The IND laboratory (Institute of Neurodegenerative Disorders) is the international leader in translatonal research in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's and Alzeihmer's diseases.

The  IINS (Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience) is a world leader in high resolution microscopy and neuronal plasticity, as well as in molecular neuroscience and immuno-psychiatry.

ERC Synergy ENSEMBLE

Credit : Arnaud Rodriguez - Université de Bordeaux

Congratulations to Valentin Nägerl, Erwan Bézard, Laurent Cognet and Laurent Groc (from left to right) for this brilliant project. We wish them a great success !

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