Université de Bordeaux
LabEx BRAINBordeaux Region Aquitaine Initiative for Neurosciences
Cluster of excellence
Presentation of the project LabEx BRAIN


BRAIN is the Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx), specialized in Neuroscience, in Bordeaux, headed by Daniel Choquet.


Thanks to the Investissement d'Avenir program, the LabEx BRAIN has obtained significant means to compete with its foreign counterparts and increase the international visibility of Bordeaux Neuroscience. The LabEx BRAIN project has received 20M€ of total funding through 2019. Its general ambition is to position our research community as a key player in the creation of new knowledge and the discovery of new treatments for neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases at the European and global level. BRAIN also participates in the development of local employment with the emergence of start-ups, and is now becoming the reference for European training in Neuroscience.



Claire & Julia.


Claire Herzog is the project leader of LabEx BRAIN since its creation in 2011.


Julia Goncalves is project manager at LabEx BRAIN since March 2019.



research staff
research teams
> 250
annual publications
> 10 M€
co-funding per year
Headline News LabEx BRAIN
Laureate PhD extension grant 201905/07Laureate PhD extension grant 2019

The steering committee of the LabEx BRAIN met on Friday 5th of July to evaluate and select the PhD extension grants. We received 12 applications. The laureates are (alphabetic order): . Eleonore BERTIN : Unraveling the implication of P2X4 purinoreceptors in ALS pathogenesis (10 months) Supervisor : Eric BOUE-GRABOT - IMN . Ashley CASTELLANOS : Role of hypothalamic bile acid-TGR5 receptor signaling in the regulation of energy balance (12 months) Supervisor : Daniela COTA...

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Submission of the project BRAINSubmission of the project BRAIN

The project BRAIN has been submitted to the call for "Major...

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