Aix-Marseille University

Dr. Christophe Bernard

Institution description


Aix-Marseille University (AMU) has five major divisions, spanning all academic fields, structured into 19 faculties, schools, and institutes. AMU has 74,000 students including 10,000 international students, 7,680 faculty and staff members, 12 doctoral schools and 3,650 PhD students. AMU is home to 132 research facilities – 118 research units and 14 federative research structures – linked to France’s major research institutions (CNRS, INSERM, IRD, INRA, CEA).


Department and group description

The Institut de Neurosciences des Systèmes (INS, UMR1106) is a multidisciplinary research institute located on La Timone Campus in Marseille. INS core faculty is composed of members of academic (Faculty) and clinical (APHM) institutions. The INS research has been developed around a common concept, the dynamic brain, integrating experimental, theoretical and clinical approaches towards the understanding of brain function and dysfunction, notably epilepsy. Such innovative projects can only be realized within a unique environment as offered by INS, in which many and distinct competencies ranging from Applied Mathematics through structural/functional brain imaging to Clinical Epilepsy are assembled in the same unit. Physionet team’s interests are centered on the mechanisms of seizure genesis and propagation, the way information is processed at the network of network level during memory tasks, and in the development of organic electronic tools to investigate brain function and dysfunction. We have also developed a platform to virtualize individual mouse brains to explore whole brain dynamics.


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Institute of systems neuroscience

PhysioNet Team

Dr. Christophe Bernard 


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