The Ion Channel and Synaptic Neurobiology Laboratory (UNIS UMR_S 1072, director D. Debanne) is a joint INSERM and Aix-Marseille University research unit.
The laboratory is comprised of three research groups, under the leadership of D. Debanne, O. El Far et J.M. Goaillard, whose main objectives are to understand the molecular mechanisms of neurotransmission and the role of ion channels in neuronal communication, plasticity and brain diseases. The laboratory also has a technological platform, under the responsability of M Seagar, which aims to develop novel molecular tools for the diagnosis and prognosis of autoimmune neurological diseases. We perform assays to detect autoantibodies against VGCC as well as VGKC / LGI1 .