On the third Thursday of each month, NeuroMarseille offers you: the "Neurobinar"!
For this third edition, we are pleased to welcome Christelle Baunez (INT), Laurie Arnaud (INP) and Nada El Mahmoudi (LNSC/LNC). Laurie Arnaud and Nada El Mahmoudi will introduce their respective theses in a cross-presentation. After a question and answer session, Christelle Baunez (INT) will explain her research on the role of base ganglia (GB) in motivation and reward processes.
A one-hour web-conference in 2 parts: two PhD students will give a 10 min cross-presentation of their PhD work. After 5 min of questions, they will hand over to a researcher, a postdoc or an engineer from the neuroscience community who will present in 20 min an accessible version of their research. Once again, you will have the opportunity to ask questions, debate on the topic of the day or simply get to know your colleague better!
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The "Zoomers" of 17 December
Log in and learn more about Laurie Arnaud’s (INP) thesis presented by Nada El Mahmoudi (LNSC/LNC) and vice versa. The presentation of both theses will be followed by the presentation of the work of Christelle Baunez (INT). You will also have the opportunity to ask your questions and review the neurobinary on our YouTube channel.
Christelle Baunez obtained her PhD in Neurosciences from the University of the Mediterranean under the supervision of Marianne Amalric and entitled “Excitatory amino acids and dopamine in the basal ganglia: contribution to the performance of a conditioned motor task in rats“. She then studied the behavioural effects of manipulations of the subthalamic nucleus (NST) in intact or parkinsonian rats. She pioneered the study of NST involvement in non-motor processes during her post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Prof. Trevor W Robbins at the University of Cambridge (UK) from 1996 to 1997. She showed that NST injury affects the attentional and control processes of inhibition. At the end of 1997, she obtained a position as a Research Fellow at the CNRS, LNCF in Marseille. She then began to study the role of NST in motivational processes, showing that NST injury or high-frequency stimulation of NST reduces motivation for cocaine while increasing motivation for food. This led her to propose the inactivation of NST as a surgical strategy in the treatment of addiction. She is currently leading projects in rats, monkeys and humans. Today DR1 CNRS, she leads the BAGAMORE team (Basal Ganglia, Motivation and Reward) at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Timone in Marseille.
Christelle has published 61 international articles and 8 book chapters. She has received several awards and funding (ANR, FRM, NIDA, EraNet, France Parkinson, A*MIDEX), has been invited to speak at 65 international and 29 national congresses. She has supervised 7 theses. She has been President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Biological Sciences of the CNRS, is Vice President of the Scientific Council of France Parkinson and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Psychopharmacology.
After a degree in Sciences and Humanities, specialising in neurosciences, Nada El Mahmoudi followed the Master of Neurosciences in Marseille, specialising in integrative and cognitive neurosciences. Thanks to a MENRT scholarship, she then began a thesis entitled: Vestibular compensation: role of acute inflammation and impacts on spatial cognition under the co-direction of Brahim Tighilet (LNSC) and Francesca Sargolini (LNC). She is currently in her third year of thesis.
Laurie Arnaud holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and a Master's degree in Neuroscience Neurobiology, International option, from the University of Grenoble Alpes. She starts her thesis in 2017 at the Institut de NeuroPhysiopathologie (INP). Her thesis is entitled "APOE, a modulator of astrocyte inflammation: modelling by approaches of human pluripotent stem cells" in co-direction with Dr Emmanuel Nivet and Dr Santiago Rivera.
Since September 2020, she has been a full-time ATER and is finishing her thesis, but also intends to pursue a career as a teacher-researcher.
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