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Open days at the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience

Several kinds of visits are organized at the Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience. Visitors are generally guided by our employees, who have different statuses and titles in the Institute. Visits essentially take place during predefined programs, such as liaison programs between high schools and universities, trainings and 9th Grade internships. Nevertheless, we are also open to the public for events about science and technical culture, dedicated or not to pathologies researched by GIN teams.


numerous approaches to consider the different aspects (molecular, cellular, developmental, anatomical, physiological, cognitive, genetic, etc.) that involve -or not- animal models. The researchers specialized in these distinct areas work at the GIN or closely with our researchers. However, what really is a research center? How does this center work?

Key points about the GIN

Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience’s missions

As an Inserm Research Unit, we are specialized in neuroscience, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry. Our goal is to improve knowledge about the nervous system (its development, its normal and pathological functioning) and to elaborate new technologies at the service of human beings. The research conducted deals with the structure of the nervous system, as well as its functioning, from molecular to organ levels, such as the brain and even the whole body.

A place grouping neuroscientists in Grenoble

The Grenoble Institute of Neuroscience (GIN) was created in 2007. It has its origins in the idea to group scientists – from Grenoble – in the same place who are specializing or working in the field of neuroscience. These teams work on physiological or pathological processes in the nervous system and design innovative techniques to analyze them.

Many funds towards neuroscience research

Strategically set up in La Tronche (Isère), the GIN building was funded by the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, the Joseph Fourier University (UJF) and the Grenoble Alpes University. Our Inserm research center is located near the administrative supervisors and partners that led to its creation: UJF, French National Center for Scientific Reseach (CNRS), French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Committee (CEA) and the Grenoble University Hospital Center (CHU). This location, at the interface of various scientific stakeholders (doctors, clinicians and researchers from Grenoble specialized in other areas), encourages collaboration and interdisciplinarity to forge a link between basic and clinical neuroscience, and to create new techniques.

Many major foundations are also involved in the funding of GIN’s research. They include the French Federation for Brain Research, France Parkinson, France Alzheimer, the French Federation for Epilepsy Research, the League against Cancer, the Foundation for Medical Research and the French Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Updated on May 22, 2018


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