The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is a research organization under the responsibility of the French Ministry for Research. With 34,000 people and 1,140 research units spread throughout the country, CNRS carries out research in all scientific fields and conducts interdisciplinary programs, one major objective being to promote interdisciplinarity to improve knowledge, ensure economic and technological development and respond to complex societal needs.
The CRMSB hosts 45 researchers and PhD students, and is structured in a single team. The NMR Methodology group has 7 members.
Pr. Jean-Michel Franconi
Jean-Michel Franconi is the coordinator of the PrimoGaia project and he also brings his expertise on instrumental and methodological development.
In 1998 he became Professor at the Bordeaux University and joined the Centre de Résonance Magnétique des Systèmes Biologiques (UMR 5536 CNRS / Bordeaux University). He was laboratory director from 2002 to 2015. He was also a member of the National Research Committee and of the scientific council of the National Institute of Biological Sciences of the CNRS. He is involved in the development of new concepts, and methods in NMR/MRI. He authored more than a hundred peer reviewed papers. He initiated the thematic school in MRI which has trained more than 400 people (radiologist doctors, technicians, researchers, etc).
Philippe Massot will assist Pr. Franconi in the coordination of all instrumental developments in the project.
Dr. Sylvain Miraux
Role in the project: Project coordinator
He has coordinated several national projects and has participated in many national and European projects. He also participated and followed the whole set-up of the PrimoGAIA project with Jean-Michel Franconi and Philippe Massot.
Claudia Antoniotti is the project manager of PrimoGaia, she is assisting Jean-Michel Franconi in the administrative coordination of the project and project communication.
Dahmane BOUDRIES is a PhD student working on the instrumental and methodological developments in the project.
Currently doing a PhD within the PrimoGAIA project, it involves the development of the dynamic prepolarization unit and the methodological development for DNP applications for in vivo imaging.
Seda Seren is involved in the Work Package 3, she will use the new contrast agents to measure proteolytic activity in vivo at low magnetic field.