The Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (CRNL)has
been created in January 2011. Its major goal is to understand brain functions
at multiple scales, from the molecular and cellular levels up to human behavior
The CRNL integrates the multidisciplinary expertise of 11 teams, ~350 members (researchers, faculties, clinicians, technicians/engineers, students) stemming from INSERM, CNRS and University Lyon 1 laboratories) making possible a synergistic approach on such a multi-scale and integrated research on the brain and its disorders. Thanks to an important participation of clinician-researchers, its major objective is also to foster a translational research, oriented towards the patients, with reciprocal exchanges between conceptual basic advances and clinical challenges in neurology and psychiatry. In brief, the CRNL goal is “a better understanding for a better healthcare”.
In 2015-2016, almost all the teams will be located on the NeuroCampus of Lyon, next to major hospitals: the Neurological, Mother-Child, and Psychiatric Hospitals. On this unique site combining basic research, clinical research, healthcare, and high-tech platforms (including an exceptional palette of neuroimaging facilities), a 4500 m2 building will be dedicated to the CRNL teams. This project is strongly supported by the Conseil Général du Rhône, the Rhône-Alpes Region, the Grand Lyon, and the French Government. This concentration of basic and clinical research will contribute to the development of a Pole of excellence in Neuroscience that will increase the international visibility and attractiveness of Lyon.
To celebrate its creation and its first advances, the CRNL organizes
an Inaugural Meeting in Lyon on September 25-26, 2012
During the opening session (in French), we will have the opportunity to give an overview of the CRNL organization and projects, including the Neurocampus project. It will be followed by and official address from our Institutions and Partners. Finally a demonstration of a new brain-computer interface will be presented.
The program will continue with the First International CRNL Meeting (in English) which will combine high level scientific discussions with a friendly and pleasant atmosphere. This will be an opportunity to share ideas and data on state of the art brain research and to initiate future exchanges and collaborations.
This Meeting includes four Symposia covering
a large spectrum of our research areas, involving invited speakers and members
of the CRNL:
molecule to pathology
altered states of consciousness
memory, attention, and cognition
plasticity and new therapeutic approaches
and Parallel Sessions (Popular neuroscience sessions) in French for everyone.
Welcome and enjoy the meeting
Olivier Bertrand, CRNL Director
We thank the sponsors who have joined the Inaugural Meeting of the CRNL for their financial support