Slc20a2, encoding the phosphate transporter PiT2, is an important genetic determinant of bone quality and strength

Beck-Cormier S, Lelliott CJ, Logan JG, Lafont DT, Merametdjian L, Leitch VD, Butterfield NC, Protheroe HJ, Croucher PI, Baldock PA, Gaultier-Lintia A, Maugars Y, Nicolas G, Banse C, Normant S, Magne N, Gérardin E, Bon N, Sourice S, Guicheux J, Beck L, Williams GR, Bassett JHD

J Bone Miner Res. 2019 Feb 5 - Download full text

Journal of Stomatology
Comparing "intra operative" tissue engineering strategies for the repair of craniofacial bone defects

Hivernaud V, Grimaud F, Guicheux J, Portron S, Pace R, Pilet P, Sourice S, Wuillem S, Bertin H, Roche R, Espitalier F, Weiss P, Corre P

J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Jan 11 - Download full text

current molecular biology
Animal models of phosphorus homeostasis

Beck L and Sitara D

Current Molecular Biology Reports pp 1–14

current molecular biology
Interplay Between FGF23, Phosphate, and Molecules Involved in Phosphate Sensing

Nina Bon, Sarah Beck-Cormier, Laurent Beck

Current Molecular Biology Reports pp 1–7


Fondation de l'avenirNew funding of Fondation de l'Avenir

Fondation de l'Avenir and his partner CDC Mutuelle have decided to fund our project entitled "Intra-articular injection of mesenchymal stem cells: evaluation in a humanized model of surgically induced osteoarthritis", headed by Prof. C. Le Visage. As a part of this new collaboration, they will visit our lab on Feb. 22 and will have discussion with the team involved in this project"

nextI-site NExT Award for Vianney Delplace

Recently awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the French Foundation for Medical Research (FRM), Vianney Delplace has obtained a 3-year financial support of 500 K€ from the i-site NExT (Nantes Excellence Trajectory) program, as a « junior talent ». Starting his own group within the RMeS Lab (INSERM 1229), Vianney will develop innovative hydrogel-based strategies for cartilage repair. Welcome on board, Vianney!

Leslie AwardBioregate Award for Leslie Frapin

Congratulations to Leslie Frapin who obtained the Bioregate Award for the best oral presentation "Young Researcher" for her talk entitled : "Controlled release of biological factors for progenitor cell-mediated endogenous repair of intervertebral discs".

Prix Fondation ArthroseTilman Award for Benoit Métayer

Congratulations to Benoit Metayer who obtained the Osteoarthritis Foundation Tilman Award for his work entitled : "Development of an osteoarthritis model in humanized mice to study the therapeutic effects of encapsulated human mesenchymal stem cells".

Workshops & symposia

Termis Meeting, 27th-31st May 2019, Rhodes, Greece

Several members of our unit organize symposia during this conference :

  • Vianney Delplace & Pierre Weiss : "From innovative hydrogel chemistry to musculoskeletal regeneration approaches"
  • Catherine Le Visage & Valérie Geoffroy: "MSC-derived Extracellular Vesicles: from production, engineering and administration challenges to bone tissue regenerative therapies"
  • Jérome Guicheux & Marianna Trifonnidou: Advanced therapies of the future for spinal regeneration: The H2020 European iPSpine project
  • Claire Vinatier & Anne Desrieux : "New frontiers in osteoarthritis treatment: prospects for stem cells, extracellular vesicles and biomaterials-assisted cell therapies"


Dominique PiolettiDominique Pioletti, PhD

The role of dissipation in developing hydrogels with increased mechanical and mechanobiological properties

Laboratory of Biomechanical Orthopedics,EPFL
April 24th, 2019, 11h00 - Amphi Ricordeau (Dental Faculty)


Guillaume MabilleauGuillaume Mabilleau, PhD

Gut hormones and bone quality

March 19th, 2019, 11h00 - Amphi Ricordeau (Dental Faculty)


New members

HassanHassan Kaafarani

Hassan is a M2 student.
He will work on REGOMIR project

He will join our unit on Feb. 20th 2019
His supervisor is Valérie Geoffroy

Pierre-Guillaume PiriouPierre-Guillaume Piriou

Pierre-Guillaume is a M2 student.
He will work on the evaluation of the biomechanical characteristics of coronary stents and their performance in simple model and bifurcation model.

He joined our unit on Jan. 28th 2019
His supervisors are Thierry Rouillon & Fabienne Jordana

Cassandra LepetitCassandra Lepetit

Cassandra is a M2 student.
She will work on the resolution of inflammation in clinical situations

She joined our unit on Jan. 7th 2019
Her supervisor is Alexis Gaudin

Edouard SamarutEdouard Samarut

Edouard is a M2 student.
He will work on REMEDIV & BIO2/STIMUDISC projects

He joined our unit on Jan. 7th 2019
His supervisor is Johann Clouet

PhD defense & HDR

KillianPhD Defense of Killian Flégeau

Killian will defend his thesis on April 24, 2019, at 14.00 pm

Développement et caractérisation d'hydrogels d'acide hyaluronique auto-réticulants injectables en ingénierie tissulaire du squelette

Directeur de thèse: P. Weiss - Co-directeur : Hélène Gautier

Maude GluaisPhD Defense of Maude Gluais

Maude Gluais defended her thesis on December 18, 2018, at 14.00 pm

Mise au point et évaluation de biomatériaux électrospinés pour la régénération de l’Annulus fibrosus

Directeur de thèse: C. Le Visage- Co-directeurs : J. Guicheux/J. Clouet. Congratulations Maude !

Amadou TourePhD Defense of Amadou Toure

Amadou Toure defended his thesis on December 19, 2018, at 9.30 am

Contribution au développement de substituts osseux auto-réticulants en ingénierie tissulaire osseuse maxillo-faciale

Directeur de thèse: P. Weiss - Co-directeur : B. Giumelli. Congratulations Amadou !

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!