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The web site is a publication of Inserm, 101 rue de Tolbiac, 75654 Paris cedex 13, France

Director of Publication
Gilles Bloch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Deputy Director of Publication
Carine Delrieu, Director of the Department of Scientific Information and Communication

Head of the Web Team: Yann Cornillier
Editorial Manager: Élodie Biet

Editors: Élodie Biet, Alice Bomboy, Simon Bourdin, Jean-Philippe Braly, Françoise Breton, Sophie Dupuis, Françoise Dupuy Maury, Marie-Charlotte Ferran, Alexandra Foissac, Guillaume Gallais, Caroline Guignot, Noëlle Guillon, Annie Metais, Patrick Philipon, Simon Pierrefixe, Aude Rambaud, Nicolas Rigaud, Marie Simon
Project Manager: Patrice Grometto
Webmasters: Guillaume Gallais, Eric Furlan
Graphic Designers: Frédérique Koulikoff, Alexandra Pinci, Ambre Rolland

Design and development of the site

Inserm and the W agency



Use of the site

The site is for personal use only.

Access to the site may be interrupted at any time, without notice, particularly in cases of force majeure or site maintenance, or if Inserm decides to suspend or stop the provision of this service. The obligation to provide this service is therefore limited to an obligation of means.

Site content

Inserm strives, to the best of its ability, to make sure the information shown on the site is accurate and up to date at the time it is put online. However, Inserm does not in any way guarantee the accuracy, precision or completeness of the information made available on the site. Information found on the site is noncontractual and may be modified at any time.

The site is governed by French law. By visiting this site or using all or part of the site’s features, foreign users formally accept the application of French law.

Photo credits

The images and illustrations on the site come primarily from Inserm’s image bank, as well as various sources and image banks such as Fotolia.

The copyright and image rights appear either in the caption below the photo or in the IPTC metadata for the online image files.

Intellectual property

The content and text, including press releases, videos, images, and animations that appear or are available on the site are protected by intellectual property law and Inserm either exclusively owns them or has the necessary rights to use them on the site. For this reason, you agree not to copy, translate, reproduce, sell, publish, use or distribute content on the site that is protected by intellectual property law, without the prior written authorization of Inserm.

Trademarks and logos found on the site are, except in special cases, the property of Inserm. Without prior written authorization, the user is prohibited from using them.

However, Inserm permits the user to make one copy of all or part of the site's content as a backup or printed copy. This right is allowed solely in the context personal, private, non-collective use

Personal data

Your email address is processed by Inserm and used exclusively to send you the site’s newsletter.

Inserm agrees not to disclose to third parties any information the user communicates to Inserm. This information is confidential and will only be used for the purposes of the service.

The site complies with the regulations on data processing, data files and individual liberties defined by Law no. 78-17, as amended. In accordance with French law, the user has the right to access, modify, correct, and delete his or her personal data which is collected while visiting the site. These rights may be exercised by contacting:

Département de l'information scientifique et de la communication, Service web
101 rue de Tolbiac
75654 Paris cedex 13


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The site may contain links to partner or third-party sites. As Inserm has no means of controlling these sites, it does not offer any guarantees that these sites comply with the laws and regulations in effect.

Solicitation notice

Inserm does not sell any advertising space in its publications. Any steps taken in that direction are in violation of Inserm’s rights.


Inserm reserves the right to modify these terms of use of the site, without prior notice.