The European Neuroscience Institute at Strasbourg

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ENI-Strasbourg has been set in 2004 in the Institute for Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (previously named Center for Neurochemistry). ENI-Strasbourg gathers four young independent investigator groups acting in Neurosciences recently established in Strasbourg. Three groups are hosted in the Institute for Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (http://inci.u-strasbg.fr/fr/index.html), and one in the Cognitive and Adaptative Neurosciences Laboratory (http://www.lnca.fr/). Both institutes are jointly supported by CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and Strasbourg-University (http://www.unistra.fr)

ENI-Strasbourg is partner of the NeuroPôle de Strasbourg (http://neuropole.u-strasbg.fr/) that federates 36 independent research teams belonging to 11 research units/institutes (~560 peoples: ~160 tenure-track researchers or teacher-cum-researchers, be it basic, clinical or applied neurosciences, ~200 support staffs, ~200 Post-Docs and PhD students) active in Neurosciences (genetics, molecular and cellular neurobiology, neurophysiology, cognitive sciences, neurology, psychiatry).

Each of the ENI-Strasbourg groups has access to the numerous facilities/platforms of the Neuropôle de Strasbourg, including transgenic animal house, cellular imaging, brain imaging (Man and animal), proteomics, and highly specialized facilities as the “Chronobiotron” or a high security animal house (A3/P3 level) allowing the use of pathogens. 

ENI-Strasbourg teams are member of the trinational network Neurex (http://www.neurex.org/), which federates 100 laboratories and 1000 researchers in the Upper Rhine Valley (3 countries). Each ENI-Strasbourg groups can benefit from the various Neurex programs supporting academic research.

Similar as the other teams of the NeuroPôle de Strasbourg, each of the ENI-Strasbourg teams, participate in the training of students (national and international Graduate Programs (Strasbourg University Master in Life Science, specialty “Neuroscience”; Joint Master in Neuroscience shared by the Universities of Strasbourg (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Freiburg/Breisgau (Germany), and the PhD program in the “Health and Life Sciences” Doctoral School of the University of Strasbourg.

Team Lead

Name
Professor Bernard Poulain – Communication and Networks in the Nervous System

Members

Name
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Matilde Cordero-Erausquin – Nociception and Pain
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Didier De Saint Jan – Synaptic Circuits Olfactory System
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Romain Goutagny – Cognitive and Adaptive Neurosciences
  • Young Investigator
Dr. Ipek Yalcin Christmann – Chronic Pain

Alumni

Name
  • Alumni
Dr Michel Barrot – Neuropathic pain treatments
  • Alumni
Dr Yann Humeau – Synapse in Cognition
  • Alumni
Dr. Frank W. Pfrieger – Glia-Synapse Interactions