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Launch of a study on diaphragm functioning

In a few weeks, a post-mortem collection of diaphragm and abdominal muscle samples will begin at the GHU Pitié-Salpêtrière-Charles Foix as part of the DIAVITAL protocol. The team coordinating the collection of samples (B. Riou, V. Justice) will organise the muscle biopsies, which will immediately be managed by the Institute of Myology’s MYOBANK-AFM tissue bank … [Read more]

Etienne Klein at the Institute’s Ethics Meetings – 25th September

As part of the Institute of Myology’s Ethics Meetings, the Think Tank in Applied Ethics presents:   INNOVATION AND PROGRESS “Do our discussions about innovation do justice to the idea of progress?”     Speaker, Etienne Klein Research Director at the CEA and Doctor of Philosophy of Science     Discussant, Yves Agid Neurologist, University … [Read more]

Institute seminar – July 2nd – Paul T. Martin (USA)

GALGT2 gene therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – A translational research journey Monday 2 July 2018 – 12:00 Paul T. Martin, Ph.D. (Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Principal Investigator, Center for Gene Therapy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Associate Director, NIH Center … [Read more]

A big Family Fest: register quickly!

Are you affected by a neuromuscular disease? Join us on September 15th to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the AFM-Téléthon. A rich program is in store. If you are affected by a neuromuscular disease, come and celebrate the 60th  anniversary of the AFM-Téléthon at the big Family Fest and share a day rich in emotion … [Read more]

Institute seminar – June 18th – Giulio Cossu (UK)

Cell-mediated exon skipping for DMD: why it may work Monday 18 June 2018 – 12:00

 Giulio Cossu, MD, FMedSci (Constance Thornley Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, University of Manchester., Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, UK) Host : Gill Butler-Browne   Amphi Charcot … [Read more]

Release of the 67th newsletter from the Institute

Welcome to our 67th newsletter!   Remember! In 2009, Martine Barkats, then at Genethon, demonstrated in mice the efficacy of the vector and its systemic administration in the central nervous system to treat spinal muscular atrophy. Thanks in particular to this work (license agreement Genethon-AveXis announced last March 14th), AveXis is now developing a gene … [Read more]

School of Myology : a second session in automn

The Summer School of Myology, as sucessful as ever, extends its activities and will hold a second accelerated training in clinical neuromyology next fall (October 15-21, 2018). > For more information, contact:ja.urtizberea(at) and/or s.miffre(at)

Third year bachelor’s degree students trained in myology

Since the creation of the Institute of Myology, its members have been involved in teaching science and medicine, with over 800 hours of lectures per year. These hours include participation in more than 20 university or inter-university diplomas. However, for the first time this year, an optional unit dedicated to myology was proposed to third … [Read more]

Institute seminar – June 11th – Penney M. Gilbert (Canada)

Making 3D models that matter: Engineering human skeletal muscle tissue in a dish Monday 11 June 2018 – 12:00 
Penney M. Gilbert, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Institute for Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA) Host : Fabien Le Grand   Special invitation for students and … [Read more]

Institute seminar – June 4th – Terry Partridge (USA)

Analysis of the dynamics of muscle growth, hypertrophy and regeneration in mouse and man Monday 4 June 2018 – 12:00 
Terry Partridge (Children’s National Medical Center · Center for Genetic Medicine Research, Washingthon D.C., USA) Host : Gill Butler-Browne Special invitation for students and post-docs only: Terry Partridge will take time with you, right after … [Read more]