Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, winner of a prestigious European Research Council Fellowship, will join GIN-IMN on September 1st, 2019

CNRS Bronze medalist for 2018, Michel Thiebaut de Schotten is Director of Research in neuropsychology and brain connectivity neuroimaging. His arrival at GIN-IMN, long-time planed, is scheduled for September 1st, 2019. Winner of the prestigious European Research Council Fellowship « Consolidator grant », this funding will enable him to constitute a new research team within the GIN and to carry out an innovative scientific project.

Sample of cerebral connections built in tractography from diffusion MRI data of a single healthy participant

The European Research Council (ERC) aims to support the best and most creative scientists to identify and explore breakthrough research opportunities. ERC Consolidator grants are designed to support researchers at the stage of consolidating their own research team. Consolidator grants can be awarded up to € 2 million for a period of 5 years. The evaluation criteria are particularly selective. They relate to scientific excellence of the project leader but also on the originality and the ambition of the project, the demonstrated methodological qualities or the potential of the consequences.

An ERC grant to introduce a paradigm shift in the relationship between brain structure, function and behavioral/cognitive disorders

The objective is to (1) establish a comprehensive atlas of the function of white matter for the whole human brain, (2) fractionate the stroke population according to disconnection profiles, (3) predict neuropsychological symptoms based on disconnection profiles, and (4) characterize and manipulate the fine biology involved in the disconnection recovery.

Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, key dates

Contacts : Michel Thiebaut de Schotten & Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer