Research at UMR5235-DIMNP (Dynamics of Membrane Interactions in Normal et Pathological Cells) is dedicated to experimental analysis of great interest for Biology and Health. Focusing on the study of biological membranes, it emphasizes the study of infectious processes, including parasitic (malaria, toxoplasmosis, piroplasmosis), bacterial (tuberculosis) and viral infections (HIV and antiviral defences). Open, innovative and high-standard basic research at DIMNP is based on projects diversity and an integrated approach using up-to-date life sciences techniques, such as cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry, together with novel approaches benefiting from the expertise of young and talented physicists. Research at DIMNP is organised around nine, highly interactive, groups sharing resources and equipments, and supported by valuable core facilities made available to the scientific community in Montpellier, like electron microscopy, advanced light microscopy, animal facilities and proteomics.
Outstanding training of junior researchers is a priority assignment at DIMNP. Young scientists are exposed to advanced teaching and high profile research through international collaborations and PhD programs : e.g. Early Stage Training Marie Curie Action « MalParTraining » and the European network of excellence « BioMalPar ».
At DIMNP, staff scientists, PhD students, technicians and the administration staff work in a very close-knit and harmonious environment resulting in highly ranked scientific contributions and enrollment of DIMNP in prestigious European (BioMalPar NoE) and French (RTRS Infectiopole Sud, ORPHEME) networks , as well as numerous industrial partnerships. Warm thanks to all of them for their valuable involvement.
Catherine BRAUN BRETON
Head of DIMNP
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