Sorbonne Université (France)
The Institut de la Vision hosts on the same site, fundamental, clinical and industrial research. It is set up in the heart of Paris within the campus of the Quinze-Vingts National Hospital, which allows scientists to work hand-in-hand with clinicians. Its main building of 6000 m2 harbors 21 research teams (~280 researchers) working on different vision-related topics, with a focus on vision diseases (e.g., age-related macular degeneration). Twelve technology platforms are at the core of the Institut de la Vision’s research activities, dedicated to: behavioral assessment in ecological conditions, preclinical studies on non-human primates, tissue and cell imaging by confocal microscopy, adaptive optics, full field optical coherence tomography, functional explorations, DNA-collection, transcriptome and proteome analysis, bioinformatics, patch clamp study of ionic channels, two-photon imaging and optogenetic tools, development of animal models, genetic therapy approaches, pharmalogical and light toxicity.