Co-founded by Institut national de la sante et de la recherche medicale (INSERM), Institut Carnot and Assistance publique-Hopitaux de Paris (APHP), Institut Imagine is the first European center for research, care and teaching on genetic diseases. With the mission of understanding and finding a cure for these diseases, the Institute brings together 1000 of the best clinicians, researchers and healthcare personnel in an architecture that creates synergies between teams. It is this expertise and the proximity with patients that allows Imagine to make discoveries for patients. The 8,000 genetic diseases that have been identified affect 35 million patients in Europe, and almost 3 million in France, where 30,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Nearly 50% of children leave consultation without a genetic diagnosis and 85% of genetic diseases have no cure. Faced with this major public health issue, the challenge is doubled: to diagnose and find a cure.
Researchers implicated in the project: Tristan Félix, Steicy Sobrino, Giulia Hardouin and Mégane Brusson
Grant Office member implicated: Priyanka Loganathan