Move to Paris

Our laboratory is moving from VIB in Leuven, Belgium to ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) in Paris, France. Throughout this year we will be slowly closing our operations in Leuven and starting up in Paris. In 2017 our move will be finished.

The Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM (Brain & Spine Institute) – is an international brain and spinal cord research center whose innovative concept and structure make it the only institute of its kind in the world. The ICM brings patients, doctors and researchers together with the aim of rapidly develop treatments for disorders of the nervous system and enable patients to benefit from them as quickly as possible.

The ICM is a private foundation, recognized as a public benefit organization on September 13, 2006, located on the property of a public institution, the Pitié-Salpêtrière University Hospital. The ICM receives financial support from governmental partners as well as private funds.

Our team at the ICM will focus on understanding the genetic mechanisms that regulate the early development of the nervous system from cell fate specification to neural circuit formation, to mechanisms of neural disease using Drosophila fruit flies as a model.