Pierre and Marie Curie University

Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) has more than 5,000 researchers and professors working in 100 laboratories across four divisions: Modeling & Engineering; Energy, Matter & the Universe; Living Earth & Environment; Life & Health.

The research ranges from fundamental to applied, with the aim to push the boundaries of knowledge and to explore major issues of sustainable development that preoccupy our society in the twenty-first century, including health, climate change, water, biodiversity, energy, and communications.

Serge Picaud, PhD – Vision Institute

Head of the Department of Visual Information Processing
Vision Institute, Pierre and Marie Curie University

The goal of Serge Picaud's three-dimensional holography research is to enable Neuroscientists to manipulate neural circuits in order to discover how patterns of activity relate to sensation, perception and cognition. This capability is essential for discovering how communication between neurons gives rise to healthy brain function. These insights will improve our ability to identify effective targets and methods for treating neurological diseases and disorders.

IDV – The Vision Institute

Research Director: Serge Picaud
Pierre and Marie Curie University

Built in the heart of the Quinze-Vingts National Eye Hospital, the Vision Institute is one of the most important research centers in Europe on eye diseases.The Institute's goal is to discover, test and develop treatments and technological innovations of tomorrow in order to prevent or limit visual impairment and to improve the autonomy and the quality of life of patients.

3D Holography for Optogenetic Manipulation

Principal Investigator: Serge Picaud
Pierre and Marie Curie University
Title: "Three Dimensional Holography for Parallel Multi-target Optogenetic Circuit Manipulation"
BRAIN Category: Large-Scale Recording-Modulation - Optimization (RFA NS-14-008)

Dr. Picaud's team will continue its development of holographic imaging to use lasers to induce the natural electrical activity of neurons and test theories of how circuits produce behaviors in a range of animal models.

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