Centre for Molecular Medicine (C3M) was created on January 1st, 2008,
under the responsibility of INSERM (National Institute of Health
and Medical research) and UNS (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis).
For its creation, several research groups from the Faculty of Medicine
joined together. These groups aim to develop strong interactions
amongst themselves and with clinical departments. The localization
of C3M within the Archet Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in
Nice, allows the possibility of translational research, from bench
to bedside and vice versa.
This multidisciplinary centre currently includes 10 joint
INSERM/university teams, representing 130 people, that focus on
three major research topics:
• Proliferation, Cellular Death,
Differentiation and Cancer
• Biology of Host-microorganism interactions
• Metabolic diseases
The diversity of research interests at C3M create an
enriching work environment, facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations
which benefit from complementary approaches and the expertise knowledge
of each team.
One of the current goals of the C3M is to expand via
the integration of new research teams of the highest scientific quality,
and whose research complements that of the existing teams.
Exquisite research technologies:
The Centre provides shared facilities for the individual
teams including, an imaging facility with the most recent types
of equipment (confocal microscopes, TIRF, laser microdissector),
a genomic facility and an animal facility. In addition, the centre
provides technical assistance for all facilities.
A Research Training Centre:
various research training activities for Masters
and PhD students. All teams are affiliated with the "Ecole Doctorale
des Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé" (Graduate School of Life
and Health Sciences). Scientific seminars are organized
Direction of the Centre:
Dr Patrick Auberger, is the Director (Link
to CV) and Dr Jean-François Tanti, is the Scientific Deputy
The board of directors, which includes all the individual
research team PIs, meets monthly.
The Centre also has an institutional committee that consists
of the members of the board of directors as well as representatives
from all other scientific levels: research fellows, postdocs, research
assistants, PhD students, and undergraduate students. This committee
meets once every three months to discuss and give advice on all aspects
of C3M organization and scientific strategy.
Dr. Patrick Auberger
Scientific Deputy Director : Dr. Jean-François Tanti