The “BETPSY” Project (Biomarkers in autoimmune EncephaliTis and Paraneoplastic neurological Syndromes, See: https://www.rhu-betpsy.fr/) coordinated by Prof. Jérôme Honnorat has been selected in 2019 as part of the “Programme Investissements d’Avenir – Hospital-University Research”. It benefits from 5 years funding from the National Research Agency for the execution of its scientific program (care, experimental and clinical research, and teaching). The objective is to develop diagnostic tools for these diseases and thus improve the patient care.
Under the responsibility of the BETPSY project coordinator, the post-doctoral fellow in neuro-immunology will be in charge to develop a mouse model of Paraneoplastic neurological syndromes. The position will be based at the Institute MeLis in Lyon, in the SynatAc team headed by Jérôme Honnorat (https://inmg.fr/melis/en/team_honnorat.php). The laboratory provides a dynamic environment dedicated to degenerative and autoimmune syndromes affecting neurons and muscles. The institute comprises 7 research teams with more than 90 scientific staff. We are also connected to the clinic with the “Centre de Reference des Maladies Rares” dealing with diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis and paraneoplastic neurological syndromes at Pierre Wertheimer Neurological Hospital. The institute is located in the lively city of Lyon only 2 hours from Paris and south of France.
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