Health sciences and technologies

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The department of Health sciences and technologies is one of the University of Bordeaux's 11 research departments. Using multidisciplinary and translational approaches, the department's research teams aim to meet the major societal challenges in the field of health.

The department, made up of 5 joint research units (UMR), 2 research support units (UAR), and a University-Hospital Institute (IHU), bringing together highly complementary and multi-scale cutting-edge expertise from molecules to patients. Using fundamental research aimed at increasing knowledge, the department associates innovative technological developments to make new therapeutic solutions available.

The department's scope also includes the Bordeaux Centre for Clinical Investigation (CIC 14.01), which is a secondary section. Its Innovative Technology module (IT) "Biomatérials" is strongly involved in health technologies.

As part of its scientific programmes, the Health sciences and technologies department maintains a unique research continuum on the cellular and molecular aspects of living organisms, that also encompasses clinical applications.

This cross-disciplinary approach is a strong advantage that helps with improving our knowledge of how living things work, confronting the associated technological challenges and addressing major human health issues.


  • Anne-Karine Bouzier Sore

    Director - CNRS research director (Centre of Magnetic Resonance of Biological Systems - RMSB)

  • Marie-Christine Durrieu

    Assistant Director - Inserm research director (Institute of chemistry & membranes & nano-objects - CBMN)

  • Thomas Ducret

    Assistant Director - University of Bordeaux professor (Bordeaux Cardiothoracic Research Centre - CRCTB)

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  • Valérie Oudot

    Administrative and Finance Manager

  • Alexandra Prevot

    Departmental Administrative Assistant

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  • Clémence Faure

    Scientific Outreach Coordinator


The department's researchers are developing an ambitious, multidisciplinary and translational research programme that addresses the major societal issues in the field of health. Chemists, biologists, physicists, physiologists, pharmacologists, bioimaging specialists and clinicians work together to improve our understanding of living organisms and propose new therapeutic solutions.

These research topics are grouped into five major areas:

  • Biophysics and structures of complex assemblies
  • Chemistry-biology, bioinspired chemistry and vectorisation
  • Cellular and tissue bioengineering
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Physiopathology and translational research

The department is associated with the following Major Research Programmes (GPR):

It coordinates one Impulsion Research Network (RRI):

  • IMPACT - Imaging for Precision medicine within A Collaborative Translational program coordinated by Thomas Tourdias, University of Bordeaux professor and hospital practitioner at the Bordeaux University Hospital (CHU), conducting his research at the Magendie Neurocentre (Inserm & University of  Bordeaux) and Bruno Quesson, CNRS researcher at the Bordeaux Cardiothoracic Research Centre (CRCTB - Inserm and University of Bordeaux,  Xavier Arnozan Hospital)
    Other research departments involved: Bordeaux Neurocampus, Engineering and digital sciences, Material and light sciences and Public health
    Other organisations involved: ARNA, BPH, CRCTB, CRMSB, ICMCB, IMB, IMN , INCIA, ISM, LaBRI, LCPO, Magendie Neurocentre

And is associated with the following RRIs:

Key figures

  • 5

    research units

  • 2

    project structures

  • 6


  • 3

    doctoral schools

    & 102 doctoral students

  • 447


    incl. 193 lecturer-researchers & researchers

  • 8


    & 1 hosted transfer centre

Organisation and partners

Departmental units

Ce département est composé de 5 unités en rattachement principal, d'1 unité en rattachement secondaire et de 2 structures associées.

Unités en rattachement principal

Unité en rattachement secondaire

  • Module Innovations Technologiques (IT) du Centre d’Investigation Clinique de Bordeaux (CIC 14.01)

Deux structures sont également associées à ce département :


Conseil de composante

Il est composé de 25 membres, dont 13 enseignants-chercheurs et chercheurs, 8 personnels BIATSS/ITA, 4 doctorants et post-doctorants.


  • Bioprint
  • Plateforme de Biophysico-Chimie Structurale de l’Institut Européen de Chimie et Biologie, UMS 3033/US001 (IECB)
  • Plateforme d'Imagerie Biomédicale, UMS 3767 (IBIO)
  • Plateforme Protéome
  • Plateforme Technologique d’Innovation Biomédicale  (PTIB)
  • Service commun des animaleries (SCA)



Instrumentation et multi-modalité, Physiopathologie, Imagerie et thérapeutique cardiaque, vasculaire, pulmonaire et osseuse

Biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, chemistry of life, organic chemistry, chemobiology, vectorisation, biomaterials, biological matrices, stem cells, tissue regeneration, diagnostic MRI, interventional MRI, instrumentation and multi-modality, physiopathology, cardiac, vascular, pulmonary and bone imaging and therapeutics