Funded Projects

Ongoing research projects :

  • NumTaste | Designing new numerical model-guided bitter taste modulators
    Funded by UCA, Academy 2 – Complex Systems, 2020
  • AromaPharmacologie | L’intelligence Artificielle cible les récepteurs olfactifs dans des organes non-olfactifs pour lutter contre le cancer
    Funded by UCA, Academy 2 – Complex Systems, 2020
  • StimOlf | Stimulation Olfactive pour le traitement de l’apathie
    Funded by UCA, CSI, 2019-2020
  • Is olfactory emotion a chemical property?
    Funded by Gen Foundation 2020.
  • CHEMOSIM | Rational design of chemosensory compounds targeting smell, taste and emotion
    Funded by ANR, PRCE, 2020-2023
  • InsectOR | Structure-function relationships of insect Odorant Receptors
    Funded by CNRS, MITI, 2019-2020
  • CHEMOSUZ Chemogenetic characterization of the egg-laying behavior of the fruit pest species Drosophila suzukii
    Funded by ANR, PRC, 2019-2021
  • OBP_OPTINOZ Odorant Binding Proteins-Based Biomimetic Optical Nose
    Funded by ANR, PRCE, 2019-2022
  • Structure-Emotion Relationships | PhD thesis (Jody Pacalon) 
    Funded by Foundation Roudnitska, 2018-2021.
    Awarded by Giract “1st year thesis award” 2018
  • Molecular basis of chemosensory perception | PhD thesis (Cédric Bouysset) 
    Funded by MESR , 2018-2021.
    Awarded by Giract “1st year thesis award” 2018, UCA Complex Days “Best Poster Prize”, SFCi “best oral communication” 2019, Gen Foundation 2019, ECRO Traval grant 2019, UCA “Young Scientist award” 2019.
  • DEMETER | Bio-olfacticides : more food and less pesticides in insect control
    Funded by ANR, ‘major societal challenges’, 2017-2021
  • O3 | GDR Odorant, Odeur, Olfaction
    Funded by CNRS INC, 2015-2018 & 2019-
    Funded by CNRS ‘Mission Interdisciplinaire’ PEPS de site, 2014

Past research projects :

  • DoctOR | Targeting Odorant receptors for healing your body and your mind
    Funded by CNRS, PRC Korea, 2018-2019
  • Prediscent | Numerical models for predicting smell and emotion from chemical features.
    Funded by UCA Idex, projet Peps MSI, 2018-2019
  • DFG-OR | From a molecule to an odor: decoding odor perception through an innovative approach combining in silico, in vitro and in vivo protocols
    Funded by DFG, Post-doctoral fellowship (Xiaojing Cong), 2017-2019
  • NEUROLF | Predicting odorant-dependent and independent olfactory neuron activation based on receptor dynamics
    Funded by ANR/NSF-NIH, Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience, 2015-2019
  • Olf_activ | Cracking the code of olfactory receptor activation using computational tools
    Funded by UCA Idex, Academy 2 – Complex Systems, 2017-2018
  • Odors & Emotions | conception de stimulations odorantes à visée thérapeutique non-pharmacologique
    Funded by ville de Nice, Post-doctoral fellowship (Jérémie Topin), 2016-2018
  • AI-Sweet | Numerical models for predicting sweet taste perception.
    Funded by UCA Idex, projet C@UCA, 2018
  • Olfaction Mechanics | PhD thesis (Caroline Bushdid)
    Funded by Foundation Roudnitska , 2015-2018
    Awarded by Giract “1st year thesis award” 2015, Gen Foundation 2016
  • EMOTON | How olfaction stimulates the emotional state of people with loss of autonomy
    Funded by CNRS ‘Mission Interdisciplinaire’ AAP Auton, 2016-2017
  • NUMERINOSE | A numerical model of Odorant Receptor activation and inhibition
    assessed by in vitro data. Towards a computational nose
    Funded by CNRS ‘Mission Interdisciplinaire’ AAP Inphyniti, 2016-2017
  • Molecular modeling of the sweet taste perception : structural and dynamic approches | PhD thesis (Jean-Baptiste Chéron) 
    Funded by MESR , 2014-2017
    Awarded by Giract “1st year thesis award” 2014, COST GLISTEN 2014, SFCi “best oral communication” 2015, Gen Foundation 2016, ISOT 2016, UCA “Young Scientist award” 2016
  • BIODIV-NUDIX | Utilisation de la biodiversité des roses botaniques pour l’étude du rôle d’une NUDIX hydrolase dans la biosynthèse du parfum
    Funded by CNRS ‘Mission Interdisciplinaire’, PEPS interdisciplinaire EXOMOD, 2014-2015
  • OLFACTOME | Olfaction Modeling, Deciphering the combinatorial code of the perception of smell
    Funded by région PACA, APEX, 2013-2015
  • Modeling the molecular mechanism of the perception of smell | PhD thesis (Claire de March)
    Funded by Foundation Roudnitska, 2012-2015
    Awarded by Giract “1st year thesis award” 2012, ECRO 2015, Gen Foundation 2015, Giract “Best PhD thesis” 2016, S.F Biophysique GEM “Best PhD thesis” 2016,   SCF PACA “Prix doctorant” 2016, Prix Le Monde de la recherche 2016
  • CLIO | Chemogenomic Links In Olfaction
    funded by Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, AAP CSI, 2014
  • Modeling of membrane metabolon
    funded by PHC AURORA, 2013-2014
  • Molecular modeling study of multienzymatic systems involved in flavonoid biosynthesis |  PhD thesis (Julien Diharce)
    Funded by MESR, 2011-2014
    Awarded by GGMM “Best PhD thesis” 2017
  • MULTIDOCK | Multiresolution and multicomponent docking of large biomolecular assembly
    funded by PHC PROCOPE, 2012-2013
  • NADYN | DNA nanoparticles functionalized by Dynein peptide ligands for the improvement of their intracellular trafficking
    funded by ANR programme Blanc, 2009-2012
  • PROTANIN | Salivary Proline Rich Protein-Tannins : Intrinsically Unstructured Protein Interaction Model
    funded by ANR programme Blanc, 2008-2012
  • HYLIOXIngénierie enzymatique de l’hydrogénase pour une production d’hydrogène photosynthétique
    funded by ANR programme BioEnergie, 2007-2011
  • Study of the molecular interactions between odorant molecules and the proteins involved in the first step of the perception of smellPhD thesis (Landry Charlier)
    Funded by MESR, 2006-2009