Created in 2009 by Professor JJ Lemaire, the IGCNC team is part of the Auvergne University (EA 7282 UdA) and is located at the CHU of Clermont-Ferrand.
The IGCNC team is made up of 17 members with different specialties: neurosurgeons, computer scientists, neuroradiologists, ophthalmologist, neuroscientists, statisticians, electro physiologist, neuropaediatrician…
The IGCNC team makes a translational research on human brain mapping applied to clinical practice.
The preclinical goal is the development of functional connectomes of structural and functional data, and their representations within a normalized multidimensional cerebral space.
For medical applications in clinical neuroscience, connectomes are transposed in personalized brain maps created from medical images such as diffusion tensor imaging, fMRI and molecular imaging.
Maps are used for the treatment of patients suffering of handicap such as troubles of consciousness, or neurological diseases whether acquired or constitutional.
The IGCNC works in partnership with industrials and collaborates with international research teams.