ExposUM is an initiative of the University of Montpellier and its partners aiming to establish an off-site and decompartmentalized reference institute for the study, training and science-society interaction of environmental determinants of human health. Winner of the ExcellenceS call for projects (PIA4) and supported by the Occitanie Region, ExposUM is financed to the tune of 46.4 M€ over the period 2022-2030.
The University of Montpellier honored Canada by awarding the title of honorary doctor to Quebec professors Yves Bergeron and Yves Mauffette on Friday, December 2. This was an opportunity for President Philippe Augé to recall the valuable partnerships that unite the UM not only with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Abitbi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) but also with the universities of Laval and Sherbrooke.
It's time to take stock of the nine key initiatives of the I-SITE program of excellence (PEI). On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the leaders of the "key Muse initiatives" presented the conclusions of their actions. This was an opportunity to demonstrate how they have contributed to the structuring of their scientific community and to the strengthening of the national and international visibility of the University of Montpellier (UM) and its partners.
Sara Cavaliere is a researcher in the materials chemistry department of the Charles Gerhardt Institute in Montpellier. She has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) grant for scientific excellence, which has enabled her project, called Spinam, to take off. She tells us about it in the video series "Takeoff" proposed by the Department of Innovation and Partnerships (Dipa) of the University of Montpellier.
Jean-Philippe Pin's career in molecular pharmacology, crowned this year with the Lamonica Prize, is opening up therapeutic avenues for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric diseases. He is director of research at the Institut de génomique fonctionnelle (IGF) in Montpellier.
It is on the French islands of the Indian Ocean that Jérôme Bourjea, a researcher at Ifremer, has been unraveling the workings of marine turtles for over 15 years. Adult migrations, juvenile coastal regimes, impacts on their health, biologging pierces the shell of these mysterious animals.