EP14306132.3 Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging in living tissues

EP14306768.4 Methods and apparatus for ultrasound imaging of brain activity


Urban A, Dussaux C, Martel G, Brunner C, Mace E, Montaldo G.

Real-time imaging of brain activity in freely moving rats using functional ultrasound. Nat Methods. 2015 Sep;12(9):873-8. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3482. Epub 2015 Jul 20. PMID: 26192084



Rossier J, Bernard A, Cabungcal JH, Perrenoud Q, Savoye A, Gallopin T, Hawrylycz M, Cuénod M, Do K, Urban A, Lein ES.

Cortical fast-spiking parvalbumin interneurons enwrapped in the perineuronal net express the metallopeptidases Adamts8, Adamts15 and Neprilysin. Mol Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 16. doi: 10.1038/mp.2014.162. PMID: 25510509


Alan URBAN, Emilie Mace, Clément Brunner, Marc Heidmann, Jean Rossier and Gabriel Montaldo

Chronic assessment of cerebral hemodynamics during rat forepaw electrical stimulation using functional ultrasound imaging, Neuroimage.  DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.06.063. PubMed PMID: 25008960.



Couture, O., A. Urban, A. Bretagne, L. Martinez, M. Tanter and P. Tabeling. In vivo targeted delivery of large payloads with an ultrasound clinical scanner. Med Phys. 39. 5229-5237. 2012.

Medical Physics n°39 Cover Page - 2012


Urban, A. and J. Rossier. Genetic targeting of specific neuronal cell types in the cerebral cortex. Prog Brain Res. 196. 163-192. 2012.

Urban, A., A. Rancillac, L. Martinez and J. Rossier. Deciphering the Neuronal Circuitry Controlling Local Blood Flow in the Cerebral Cortex with Optogenetics in PV::Cre Transgenic Mice. Front Pharmacol. 3. 105. 2012.



Muller, S., A. Urban, A. Hecker, F. Leclerc, C. Branlant and Y. Motorin. Deficiency of the tRNATyr:Psi 35-synthase aPus7 in Archaea of the Sulfolobales order might be rescued by the H/ACA sRNA-guided machinery. Nucleic Acids Res. 37. 1308-1322. 2009.

Urban, A., I. Behm-Ansmant, C. Branlant and Y. Motorin. RNA sequence and two-dimensional structure features required for efficient substrate modification by the Saccharomyces cerevisiae RNA:{Psi}-synthase Pus7p. J Biol Chem. 284. 5845-5858. 2009.


 Member of the American Society for Neuroscience since 2008

 Member of the French Society for Neuroscience since 2008

  Member of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism since 2015


 Fondation Norbert Segard (2014) - Prix du Jeune Ingénieur/Docteur Créateur

  Who'sWho in the World (2013)


CIPP Prize European Contest for Young Scientists on Protein Purification (1999)

1. Fondation Française Recherche sur Epilepsie - Innovative Medical Device for brain surgery (2014-2015): 100 k€/1 year

2. Fondation de la Recherche Médicale – Ultrasound study of Transient Ischemic Attack (2014-2015): 60 k€/1 year

3. Fondation de l'avenir: ULtrasound for dYSplasia (2013-2014): 60 k€/1 years

4. Agence Nationale de la Recherche – TECSAN: New infrared fluorescent dyes for in vivo voltage imaging in brain and heart (2013-2016): 960 k€/3 years

5. Agence Nationale de la Recherche - BLANC: Neuronal control of local cerebral blood vessels (2011-2014): 150 k€/ 3 years

6. Starting Grant INSERM-CPN: Evaluation of the functional role of long-range somatostatinergic neurons of the ventral hippocampus targeting the basolateral amygdala (2012-2013). 10 k€/ 1 year

7. Starting Grant INSERM-CPN: Investigation on selective neuronal loss and microglial activation in the reperfused penumbra in a rodent model of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) (2012-2013). 10 k€/ 1 year

8. Industrial Contract / SANOFI: Validation of new VSD (2011-2012).

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