FRM medical research foundation awards funding to LMGP lab
Categorie(s) : Education, Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 4 December 2017
France’s Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) recently approved an LMGP lab specializing in the interfaces between biological and other materials for a project on bone regeneration. Catherine Picart and her team of biomaterials engineers are investigating BMP*-mediated cotransduction to better understand how the bioactive proteins initiate the differentiation between stem cells to regenerate bone and how they behave with other cell receptors. For the researchers, the approval is recognition that their basic research has viable biomedical applications and, ultimately, that it will help develop new treatments. The €400,000 in funding, which will be disbursed over the next three years, will enable the team to hire a postdoc and purchase an optical microscope.
*bone morphogenetic proteins