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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]

Treating dermatomyositis with ruxolitinib

A French team has confirmed the link between the activation of interferon 1 (IFN) and the onset of dermatomyositis, and have demonstrated the efficacy of an interferon 1 inhibitor in 4 people with this disease. People with dermatomyositis have abnormal levels of IFN in the blood and muscles. A link between the activation of IFN … [Read more]

MFN2 agonists reverse mitochondrial defects in preclinical models of CMT2A

Mitofusins (MFNs) promote fusion-mediated mitochondrial content exchange and subcellular trafficking. Mutations in Mfn2 cause neurodegenerative Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 2A (CMT2A). In this article, researchers showed that MFN2 activity can be determined by Met376 and His380 interactions with Asp725 and Leu727 and controlled by PINK1 kinase-mediated phosphorylation of adjacent MFN2 Ser378 Small-molecule mimics of the peptide-peptide … [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]

Release of the 66th newsletter from the Institute

Final result of 89,189,384 euros for Telethon 2017, thank you! The 31st Telethon edition reaches a final result of 89,189,384 euros. On 8th and 9th December 2017, the Telethon enthralled the public throughout France. See you on December 7th and 8th 2018! In February 1958, a handful of parents who were outraged by the ignorance … [Read more]

Post-doctoral position available at Myology Institute, Research Center, Paris

Within the EU-H2020 Solve-RD project “Solving the unsolved Rare Diseases” a postdoctoral position is available in the team of Gisèle Bonne (Centre of Research in Myology, Team 1, Genetics, Pathophysiology & Therapeutic approaches of muscle diseases). The position is available from June 2018. > Download the complete advertising