One platform (Metabolism) and two technical facilities (Evanescent wave imaging system and cytometry; Imaging) are currently housed by the functional and adaptive biology unit (BFA).
- The Metabolism Platform (Coordinator: Pr Jean-Marie Dupret) is currently composed of three interplaying technical facilities: The Functional and Physiological Exploration (FPE) facility (head: Dr Serge Luquet), the Flex Station facility (head: Dr Violaine Simon) and the Bioprofiler facility (head: Prs Jean-Marie Dupret and Fernando Rodrigues-Lima).
The Metabolism Platform is a complementary set of three technical facilities making it possible to explore physiological and metabolic pathways at different levels of integration. The purpose of the FPE facility is to explore metabolic parameters in rodents, especially energy transfers. The Flex station aims at characterizing metabolic and signaling pathways in biochemical extracts and living cells. Lastly, the Bioprofiler facility detects and characterizes biomolecules that may potentially be involved in various (patho)physiological situations. Although each facility can work on autonomous projects, the three facilities are also working together in shared ongoing projects involving integrative and complementary approaches at animal, cellular, and molecular levels.
- Evanescent wave imaging system and cytometry (TIRFM, FACS, head: Dr Cécile Tourrel-Cuzin and Blandine Gausserès)
- Imaging (confocal and inverted microscopes, quantitative microscopy, fluorescence stereomicroscope, head: Pr Patrick Vicart and Dr Eva Cabet)