CHU La Timone


Bâtiment 3

264 Rue Saint-Pierre  
13385 Marseille Cedex 5


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Direction :

Pr Olivier BLIN

Directeur du Centre de Pharmacologie Clinique et d'évaluations thérapeutiques 


Chef de projet :

Dr Georges KHALIL


Business developer

Dr Joanie DEL BANO




DHUNE, Centre d’excellence pour les Maladies Neurodégénératives et le Vieillissement
DHUNE, Centre d’excellence pour les Maladies Neurodégénératives et le Vieillissement

DHUNE program

A new incentive to the fight against neurodegenerative diseases and for the accomplishment of successful aging.

Neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, multiple sclerosis) have a high prevalence, affecting 9 million people in Europe, and are the cause of major disability impacting patients as well as their families.


Various factors such as the heterogeneity of these diseases, lack of biomarkers for their early diagnosis, lack of preclinical models and the lack of truly effective therapies, induce that the management of these diseases becomes more and more problematic. Therefore, in order to face this challenge and initiate changes, DHUNE was created.


The mission of DHUNE is to create and tighten the links between care, education, preclinical and clinical research, as well as valorisation.


Professor Olivier Blin, coordinator of the DHUNE program and director of the clinical unit of Pharmacology and Pharmacovigilance at AP-HM explains: "The research in France will receive a new face. Pharmacy, biology, psychiatry, gerontology, neuroscience, social sciences ... since October 2015, and for a period of 5 years, 34 teams of researchers across all sectors, including industries, networks of care as well as patient associations, engage in this considerable research project on neurodegenerative diseases. "