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The CRCNS Conference 2016 is organised in Paris, at the Institut Pasteur. The conference programme is prepared by the Programme Committee, chaired by Professor Pierre-Marie LLEDO from the Institut Pasteur, assisted by the French National Research Agency (ANR) as CRCNS funding partner in France. ANR is liaising the Programme Committe and the funders of the CRCNS programme (NSF, NIH, PT-DLR, ANR, BSF). The conference is also supported by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) offering to all conference participants the visit of the NeuroSpin facility at the end of the second day (October 25).

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Programme Committee

The Programme Committee comprises 7 members and is chaired by Professor Pierre-Marie LLEDO from the Institut Pasteur. The committee is in charge of defining the conference programme (main meeting and workshop).

List of members:

  • Pierre-Marie LLEDO (Institut Pasteur)
  • Alain CAPPY (University of Lille)
  • Boris GUTKIN (ENS)
  • Laurent VENANCE (Collège de France)

Institut Pasteur

The Institut Pasteur is a private, non-profit foundation. The Institut Pasteur is hosting the conference. Professor Pierre-Marie LLEDO leads the Neuroscience Department and chairs the conference Programme Committee.

The mission of the Institut Pasteur is to help prevent and treat diseases, mainly those of infectious origin, through research, teaching, and public health initiatives. Founded in 1887 and based in France, the Institut Pasteur is an international research institute of excellence with a mission to advance science, medicine and public health. 1,500 scientists within 11 departments and 130 research units work side by side on the Paris campus. This major hub of activitiy facilitates collaboration and fosters interdisciplinary approaches. 2014 saw the creation of 4 interdsciplinary research centres.

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The French National Research Agency (ANR) is a funder in CRCNS and acts as local organiser for the conference.

Created in 2005, ANR is a research funding organisation related to the French ministry in charge of Research. ANR provides funding for project-based research in all fields of science - for both basic and applied research - to public research organisations and universities, as well as to private companies (including SMEs). ANR provides the French scientific community with instruments and programmes promoting creativity and openness, and stimulate new ideas and partnerships, particularly between academia and industry. Its activity also contributes to enhancing the competitiveness and the influence of French research in Europe and across the world.

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NeuroSpin is a research center of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). All conference participants are invited to join the visit of NeuroSpin planned at the end of the second day (October 25).

NeuroSpin is built to develop and validate neuroimaging using ultra-high magnetic field. It has nearly 11000 m² of laboratories and facilities (clinical and preclinical) developed specifically with the idea of being a platform for different research teams to use. The 11.7 T MRI scanner for human will be installed in 2016, one of the first in the world.

The presentation of the proposed visit of NeuroSpin is available here.

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