The French National Centre for Scientific Research

Morpho-functionnal analysis

Technical manager : Pierre HENER


The purpose of the morpho-functional analysis platform is to support the unit’s researchers in implementing the latest methods for studying biological tissues. In collaboration with UAR3156, the Neuropôle imaging platform, we assist researchers with image acquisition. For image analysis, we offer training in image analysis software (Fiji/ImageJ, Qupath, Ilastik, etc.) and the development of automated analysis (classification, segmentation)
Applications :

  • Tissue clearing method
  • Expansion microscopy
  • In situ hybridization (RNAscope system)
  • Immunolabelling (immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry)


  • Advices for for developing protocols
  • Training in different techniques
  • Technical support for samples preparation
  • Support for the acquisition and analysis of images
  • Lending and sharing of equipment (hybridization oven, transparency solutions, etc…)

Main facilities

Cutting equipment available at the Institute
(Support manager : Stéphanie DUMONT-KIENTZY :

The image acquisition is performed at these platforms :

The equipment should be used by trained personnel only.

Members & Contacts

Pierre HENER
(AI Unistra)
Catherine MOREAU
(IE Unistra)

Reservations for analysis stations/PCs

The analysis stations/PCs are located on the 1st floor in room 1010.


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