ENI-Bordeaux is part of the Bordeaux Neuroscience Institute (INB). The INB is a federation of neuroscience laboratories located at the University of Bordeaux (I and II).
The goal of the Institute is to provide and support common technological facilities, to organize scientific events such as seminar series and workshops, to forster collaborations between the partner laboratories and with the Federation of Clinical Neurosciences at the Bordeaux Regional Hospital (CHU-Bordeaux). In addition, the INB has a strong commitment in helping younger scientists and promoting the installation of new research teams.
The INB is composed of 7 CNRS units, 3 INSERM units, 2 INRA units and 5 university laboratories. Overall, this represents over 300 persons working in the Neuroscience laboratories, including approximately 100 postdocs and PhD students. The ENI-Net project falls well within the commitment of the INB to promote and help in the installation of young investigator groups. Over the last years, several groups have joined the Institute through national programs of the INSERM and the CNRS (the Avenir and the ATIP programs).
These programs ensure the young investigators an independent position with start-up funds (150.000 euros), a post-doctoral position, and a PhD fellowship. The new ENI-groups will be implanted in an allocated laboratory space (circa 400 square meters) in the Institut Françoise Magendie, an INSERM building. The ENI-groups will have access to core facilities within the institute: a cell culture room, equipment for biochemical experiments, an mouse/rat animal facility, and a cellular and molecular imaging facility (the PICIN: www.picin.u-bordeaux2.fr)
Dr Jerome Baufreton
– Synaptic and Cellular Dynamics of Neuronal Networks