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Research units


Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine (CRMBM)

CRMBM develops its work at the interface between biology/ medicine/ physics. Its specific area of study is living tissues using techniques developed from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). These physical techniques are mainly used in preclinical and clinical research, related to three biomedical fields: cardiology, the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.

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Cardiovascular and Nutrition Research Center (C2VN)

C2VN is at the heart of one of the biggest public health issues, cardiovascular disease and its prevention through nutrition. It represents one of the leading French research center in this field, both nationally and internationally. The unit's main scientific field are nutrition, venous thrombosis, endothelium and vascular diseases.

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Fresnel Institute

The Fresnel Institute was created to generate synergy by pooling existing strengths in the fields of photonics, electromagnetism, signal and image processing. These activities are performed around imaging biological entities, and are associated with Carnot STAR, in particular through Studying Life; Image Processing; Biological and Medical Imaging.

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Timone Institute of Neurosciences (INT)

The INT performs research in integrative neuroscience to understand the neural bases of our behaviors and their disorganization in neurological and psychiatric diseases. Thanks to its location on the Health Campus in central Marseille, the teams can tackle the boundaries between pure and clinical approaches, by developing animal models to study and manipulate dynamics of neural networks (imaging, electrophysiology, molecular biology) as well as by exploring brain function in healthy individuals and and sick patients, using imaging methods (MRI, EEG).

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Institute of Movement Science (ISM)

The ISM studies the mechanical, physiological, neurological, phychological and sociological determinants of the motor skills of living beings with a particular focus on humans. The institue's project is to promote interdisciplinarity to achieve an integrated understanding of Man in movement.

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Provence Institute of Materials Microelectronics Nanosciences (IM2NP)

IM2NP is a multidisciplinary research unit combining physics, chemistry and microelectronics. The broad spectrum of skills available allows it to link many pure research discoveries to applications in the fields of advanced materials, electronics and integrated systems, and nanosciences.

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Applied Biomechanics Laboratory (LBA)

The singularity of the LBA is its multidisciplinarity and the transversal approach it has adopted between Engineering Sciences and Medicine, centering on modeling the human body with a view to developing research themes based on biomechanical studies of the human body (from trauma to its repair). The research performed combines clinical and anatomical knowledge, experimental and theoretical approaches to study the behavior of tissues and structures in the human body as well as through modeling and numerical simulation.

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Computer and Systems Laboratory (LIS)

The LIS has more than 375 members and undertakes basic and applied research in the fields of Computer Science, Automation, Signal and Image. It's 20 research teams make up four groups: Computation - Data Sciences - Systems Analysis and Control - Signal and Image. Research is aimed at applications in fields as diverse as transport, health, energy, the environment, defense, among others.


European Center for Medical Imaging Research (CERIMED)

CERIMED is an open platform entirely dedicated to experimental preclinical and clinical in vivo imaging. This transversal, multi-modal, multi-scale and multi-discliplinary approach offers a unique environment for isotopic, magnetic, X-ray, optical and interventional radiology imaging methods, including the developmental validation of new imaging instruments and the development, and validation of new imaging agents, such as radiopharmaceuticals.