Two FRM (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale) grants on Addiction awarded to OptoPath scientists
OptoPath scientists have been awarded two very competitive FRM grants:
Serge Ahmed for a research project based on “Decision-making in pathological addiction to cocaine: causal role of orbitofrontal neuronal activity” and Veronique Deroche-Gamonet for a project entitled “Is addiction to nicotine a single entity? A preclinical model to identify subpopulations which are differentially sensitive to treatment”
The “Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale” (Foundation for Medical Research, FRM) supports medical research in all areas: Alzheimer's disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, leukemia, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, orphan diseases...
To better understand molecular and cellular mechanisms of addiction, as well as its related pathophysiology, FRM launched in 2014 a very competitive call to support research projects on these areas. The submitted projects had to consider new ways of prevention, treatment or management of long-term patients.