Analyse the fundamental mechanisms  of extracellular matrix organisation in tissues.

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Describe and evaluate tissue response to insults.

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Propose and test innovative therapeutic approaches.

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A study from the SKIN group suggest that cells in aged tissues transmit aging messages to neighbouring cells

Communication defects between the cells that make tissues represent a  possible cause of aging. In a study published on November 30, 2024 in the journal Aging, researchers from the SKIN team show that cells from aged skin produce a larger quantity of vesicles, whose molecular content is different from that of vesicles from cells from

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Identification of the endogenous and specific inhibitor of BMP-1/tolloid-like proteinases by the Moali group

BMP-1/tolloid-like proteinases (or BTPs) are critical players during development and tissue repair. While most proteases are regulated by endogenous and specific inhibitors which protect tissues from excessive proteolytic activity, the existence of such an inhibitor in the case of mammalian BTPs has remained elusive. In a study published on December 4th, 2023 in Nature Communications,

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Congratulations to Manon Napoli for the SFBMEc best oral communication award

Manon Napoli (Metalloproteases and Tissue Remodeling team) was awarded the prize for best oral presentation at the annual meeting of the French Society for Extracellular Matrix Biology (SFBMEc), held in Strasbourg on November 16-17, 2023. One week earlier, Manon had already been awarded the prize for best oral communication at the 28th scientific day of

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Patricia Rousselle was awarded the CNRS Innovation Medal : congratulations !

Patricia Rousselle, who is a group leader at LBTI, was recently awarded the CNRS Innovation Medal. Her work is focused on skin wound healing and regeneration and led to the development of several bio-inspired molecules with great pharmaceutical and cosmetic potential. Read more

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Congratulations to Claire Monge who was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal !

What if it was possible to take a vaccine that would dissolve under the tongue instead of getting an injection ? It is the challenge of Claire Monge’s work. Her research in therapeutic engineering aims at developing bio-inspired and eco-friendly vaccines to be administered through mucosae. Her original and promising immunization approach is based on

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