iDREAM team / Presentation

Innovation in Drug, Regenerative mEdecine, stimulAtion and modulation of Motor plasticity and recovery

Pathologies: Stroke, Anoxia, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma

Team leader: Isabelle Loubinoux

Located at Purpan Hospital, the unit owns a Philips 3T MRI, high density EEG, TMS, tDCS, Movement laboratory , and a safety Level2 cell culture laboratory. It has access to the PET center, to the Primate and Rodent animal facilities and to a µIRM and a µTEP scanner (CREFRE).

Therapeutic projects are based on brain stimulation tools and techniques promoting post-injury brain plasticity.

Scientific objectives

All the themes of the iDREAM team have the common essence of understanding mechanisms of cognitive-motor functions in stroke, from the acute phase to the chronic phase

through methodological tools of NeuroImaging and NeuroBiomechanics.

We explore therapeutic strategies that will have a major impact on future clinical treatments for acute brain injury and recovery in severely disabled patients.

Our research axes

The three axes are interdependent on the others.

The team includes scientists in NeuroImaging, Biomechanics and Cell Biology and clinicians in Neurology, Neurorehabilitation, Neurophysiology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry.

Our technical skills

The group’s expertise is highly translational since it ranges from cells, rodents, non-human primates, healthy subjects and patients.