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Structure and functions of the brain extracellular space

Project description

Shedding light on the black areas between brain cells

The extracellular space (ECS) is the black area between the cells of the brain where many physiological events unfold at the same time. Despite its importance, the ECS remains a mystery mainly due to the absence of dedicated investigation strategies. The ERC-funded ENSEMBLE project will shed light on the conceptual and methodological roadblocks that prevent further understanding of the fine architecture of the ECS and how molecules navigate within it throughout the brain. It will unveil in vivo the structure and functions and propose a new theoretical framework. ENSEMBLE will determine whether molecular diffusion in the ECS is locally regulated by the properties of the ECS.

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Net EU contribution
€ 5 085 310,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 5 085 310,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 407 637,50
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 525,00
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00