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CSGA - Les équipes

10 research groups

Key words : Flavour, release, food, saliva, perceptive interactions, molecular structure, biochemistry, physiology.

Thematic : our aim is to better understand the mechanisms leading to the release of flavour compounds during food consumption and their impact on global sensory perception.

Models

  •  Human Model
  •  In vitro

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Analytical chemistry
  •  Sensory analysis
  •  Physiology
  •  Statistics
  •  Neurobiology
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Models

  •  Rodent
  •  Insect
  •  In vitro
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Key words : Olfaction, SLC7A amino acid transporters, molecular genetics, cellular development, cellular physiology, food up-take, behavior, Drosophila melanogaster, brain, glia, glutamatergic neurons.

Thematic : Sensory Perception, Glia/Neuron Interactions

Odorants are key signals to detect a danger, to find a source of food, to communicate between individuals. We try to understand how these chemicals are detected and processed into the brain to lead to a specific behavioral response.

Models

  •  Insect
  •  In vitro

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Physiology
  •  Neurobiology
  •  Ethology
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Key words : Olfaction, olfactory receptor, olfactory neurons, central olfactory areas, electrophysiology, neuroanatomy, connectomics, neuroplasticity.

Thematic : Analysis of the olfactory system’s properties and modulation

Our general goal is to investigate the neurobiology of the olfactory system and its plasticity. Our main objective is to study the impact of external signals and internal homeostatic events on the functional properties of the olfactory system.

Models

  •  Rodent
  •  In vitro

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Physiology
  •  Neurobiology
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Key words : Brain glucose sensing, hypothalamus, sweet taste detection and perception, neurons and astrocytes, ionic channels, mitochondria, metabolic pathologies (obesity, diabetes, hepatic and renal failures), food intake/behavior, metabolism.

Thematic : Control of food intake and energy metabolism

Molecular, cellular and integrated approaches to study the mechanisms that link brain nutrient sensing with the control of energy balance (food intake and metabolism), under physiological and pathological conditions in both human and animal models.

Models

  •  Rodent
  •  Human Model
  •  In vitro

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Neurobiology
  •  Physiology
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Key words : Neuroendocrinology, Hypothalamus, Synaptic plasticity, Melanocortin system, Food intake, Obesity research, Obesity predisposition, Epigenetics.

Thematic : Coupling molecular analysis, brain histology, pharmacology and gene manipulation in experimental murine models to investigate the neurobiological bases of feeding behavior and to identify molecules involved in energy homeostasis.

Models

  •  Rodent

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Physiology
  •  Neurobiology
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Key words : Retina, lipid, diet, ageing, membrane dynamics, angiogenesis, neurodegeneration, autophagy.

Thematic : Lipids and retina

Our projects aim at better understanding how lipid and lipid metabolism intervene in the functioning and dysfunctions of the retina.

Models

  •  Human Model
  •  Rodent
  •  In vitro

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Analytical chemistry
  •  Physiology
  •  Neurobiology
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Models

  •  Human Model
  •  Rodent
  •  Rabbit

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Ethology
  •  Psychology
  •  Neurobiology
  •  Sensory analysis
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Key words : infants, children, elderly people, sensory perception, learning, feeding practices, overweight, malnutrition.

Thematic : We study sensory and cognitive determinants of eating behaviour (preferences, choices, intake), their development during childhood and their dynamics along the life course.

Models

  •  Human Model

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Psychology
  •  Ethology
  •  Sensory analysis
  •  Physiology
  •  Statistics
 See the research group page

Models

  •  Human Model

Methodologies / technicality

  •  Psychology
  •  Sensory analysis
  •  Statistics
 See the research group page