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The GIN’s Scientific Leadership

Emmanuel Barbier, senior scientist at Inserm, is Director of the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience (GIN) since June 2023.

Isabelle Marty, senior scientist at Inserm and Alain Buisson, full professor at University Grenoble Alpes, are Deputy Directors of the GIN since June 2023.

Scientific and institutional decisions are taken by the Scientific and Directory Committee (CoDir) which includes the director, the deputy directors, the administrative director and the GIN team's leaders. The CoDir works closely with the consultative Laboratory Committee (CoLab) which consists of the directors and elected representative of the GIN staff.

The International Scientific Advisory Bord, composed of scientists well recognized at the international level, gathers every two years in order to advise the director on the different scientific programs of the GIN developed both at the national and international levels.

Director's message

Emmanuel Barbier

Many nervous system pathologies are still poorly understood, and there are no curative treatments for many of them, despite their major impact on the lives of patients and their families. To develop new therapies, GIN is committed to understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in various normal and pathological physiological functions, and to developing tools for observing and treating brain diseases.

Gathering expert scientists in basic and clinical neuroscience is the GIN’s specialty. The more than 200 researchers, professors, clinicians, engineers, technicians, students and administrative personnel, who are all members of the GIN, have the following main goals:

  • Produce high-quality research in neuroscience based on multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Promote translational research with developing, new innovative therapies for pathologies refractory to existing treatments as a long-term objective.
  • Train and educate the next generation of neuroscience researchers and clinicians and thus promote the emergence and growth of well-known young scientists and clinicians.
  • Actively participate in creating a center of excellence in the field of neuroscience at local, national and international levels.
  • To become involved in communicating with the public, not only to promote the research conducted by the GIN, but to also strengthen scientific communication and share knowledge with citizens.

Emmanuel Barbier


Submitted on February 6, 2024

Updated on February 8, 2024