Clinical relevance of 3D gait analysis in patients with haemophilia

Fouasson-Chailloux A, Maugars Y, Vinatier C, Trossaert M, Menu P, Rannou F, Guicheux J, Dauty M

Haemophilia. 2018 Jul 10. - Download full text

A Cellulose/Laponite Interpenetrated Polymer Network (IPN) Hydrogel: Controllable Double-Network Structure with High Modulus

Fan Xie, Cécile Boyer, Victor Gaborit, Thierry Rouillon, Jérôme Guicheux, Jean-François Tassin, Valérie Geoffroy, Gildas Réthoré and Pierre Weiss

Polymers 2018, 10(6), 634 - Download full text

Application of millifluidics to encapsulate and support viable human mesenchymal stem cells in a polysaccharide hydrogel

Fabien Nativel, Denis Renard, Fahd Hached, Pierre-Gabriel Pinta, Cyril D'Arros, Pierre Weiss, Catherine Le Visage, Jérôme Guicheux, Aurélie Billon-Chabaud, Gael Grimandi

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19(7), 1952 - Download full text

Best Practice
Biomaterial-assisted cell therapy in osteoarthritis: From mesenchymal stem cells to cell encapsulation

Fahd Hached, Claire Vinatier, Catherine Le Visage, Henri Gondé, Jérôme Guicheux, Gaël Grimandi, Aurélie Billon-Chabaud

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology - June 2018 - Download full text


BioregateAward for GENOA project

We are pleased to announce that the GENOA project "Gene therapy for osteoarthritis: controlled expression of anti-geronic factors" headed by Claire Vinatier in the STEP team is laureate of the call for proposal 2018 of the BIOREGATE regenerative medicine cluster funded by the region Pays de la Loire. GENOA will receive a 3-year fellowship for a PhD student and substantial funds for covering scientific experiments as well as valorization and dissemination activities. GENOA will be conducted in collaboration with Oumeya Adjali, head of the translational gene therapy for genetic diseases laboratory (INSERM UMR 1089, Nantes). GENOA will aim at (i) deciphering the role of the anti-geronic factor KLOTHO in the onset of osteoarthritis (ii) determining whether the adeno-associated virus-mediated intraarticular overexpression of this protein may help control disease progression in murine models  

Pauline ChichiriccoPauline's Prize - BPG 2018

Pauline Chichiricco received an award for the best oral presentation at the BPG Conference (Belgian polymer group) held on 28-29 May 2018 in Blankenberge, Belgium. Pauline presented her third year thesis on the Photo-crosslinkable hydrogel for Guided Periodontal Tissue Regeneration . Congratulations Pauline !


Agence BiomedecineAward for PPAROA Project

We are pleased to announce that the PPAROA project "Improvement of the therapeutic effect of CSM in osteoarthritis: Role of PPAR b/d" headed by C. Vinatier & J. Guicheux in the framework of B. Bodic's PhD thesis is laureate of the call for proposal 2018 "research & transplantation " from the French biomedicine agency. This project, selected from 90 proposals, will receive 30,000 € and will be conducted in collaboration with the INSERM UMR 1183-IRMB (F. Djouad & C. Jorgensen, Montpellier).

Workshops & symposia

Symposium "RNA interference to promote tissue regeneration" during 5th Termis World Congress (Session 68)

Organized by Sing Yian CHEW,Singapour and V. Geoffroy
on September 7th, 2018
Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan - Sept. 4-7, 2018



Dr. Johnna TemenoffDr. Johnna Temenoff

GAG-based Biomaterials to Address Tissue Degeneration after Rotator Cuff Tendon Tears

Georgia Tech/Emory University
July 3rd, 2018, 14.00h - IRS UN - Amphi D. Escande


Xavier PrieurXavier Prieur, PhD

Déficience en Seipine, de la dysfonction adipocytaire aux risques cardiovasculaires

UMR_S 1087 / UMR_C 6291
January 19th, 2018, 13h - Meeting Room RMeS

New members

Vianney DELPLACEVianney Delplace

Vianney is post-doc
He will work on the development of injectable and self-healing hydrogels for the delivery of cells and/or molecules.

He will join the STEP team on Sept. 10 2018

Nora BouhsinaNora Bouhsina

Nora is a PhD student
She will work on Regenerative medicine of intervertebral disc : from stem cells and biomaterials to novel imaging technology

She will join the STEP team on Sept. 1st 2018

Her supervisor is J. Clouet

Nina BonNina Bon

Nina is a research engineer
She will work on the AdipOS project leaded by Sarah Beck

She joined the STEP team on June 1st 2018

Alexis GaudinAlexis Gaudin

Alexis is MCU/PH
He works on regulation of immune response related to pulp and periodontal disease & inflammation in tissue repair and regeneration related to oral cavity

He joined the REGOS team on Feb. 15, 2018

PhD defense & HDR

Sylvie BeaufilsPhD Defense of Sylvie Beaufils

Sylvie Beaufils will defend her thesis on August 27, 2018, in Reims

Synthèse électrochimique et caractérisation de nanoparticules d’hydroxyapatite, mise en charge de matrices extracellulaires d’hydrogel et leurs caractérisations mécaniques et biologiques

Directeur de thèse: P. Millet (Reims University)

Lara FigueiredoPhD Defense of Lara Figueiredo

Lara Figueiredo will defend her thesis on September 17, 2018, at 10.00 am

3D biomimetic matrices to design in vitro stem cell niches

Pauline ChichiriccoPhD Defense of Pauline Chichiricco

Pauline Chichiricco will defend her thesis on November 26, 2018, at 10.00 am (Amphi Ricordeau, Dental Faculty)

Interpenetrating polymer networks hydrogels of silanized hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose/methacrylated polysaccharides for biomedical applications

Directeur de thèse: P. Weiss - Co-directeurs : X. Struillou et C. Jérôme (Liège University)

Alexandra CloitrePhD Defense of Alexandra Cloitre

Alexandra Cloitre will defend her thesis on December 19, 2018, at 1.30 pm (Amphi Ricordeau, Dental Faculty)

La destruction osseuse parodontale : physiopathogénie et rôle des nouvelles interleukines

Directeur de thèse: P. Lesclous - Co-directeur : V. Geoffroy

And among other things...

General Assembly 2018
RMeS General Assemby (Campus Gavy - St Nazaire) -
May 14th, 2018

Photo Fête de Noël
Christmas Party RMeS ! December 18th, 2017

Olympiades RMES

The 2nd Edition of the RMeS "Olympiades" has taken place on Sept. 18th, 2017. 4 teams have met in good spirits. Thanks to all the participants!