PMOI is a research unit (EA 4490) belonging to the University of Lille (UDL) and the University du Littoral Côte d’Opale » (ULCO).

In the PMOI clinician and non clinician researchers are working together (rheumatologists, orthopaedic surgeons, bone radiologists, dental surgeons, cellular biologists, molecular biologists, physiologists, biochemist, spectroscopist). Their complementary competencies are focused to the study of the relationship between bone tissue and medullar adiposity. Their work hypothesis is that this relationship is involved in the pathogenesis of bone diseases such as osteoporosis and osteonecrosis.

Recent news

  • The PMOI is proud to announce the PhD defence of Sammy BADR entitled “Quantification in-vivo de l’adiposité médullaire chez l’homme par imagerie par résonance magnétique” the 25 November 2019
  • All the team of PMOI warmly welcome 2 PhD students in the lab: Viktorija AVILKINA and Federica QUACQUARELLI. Victorija will work on “Identification of regulators of Sirtuin of type 1 (Sirt1): a key player in bone marrow adiposity increase in anorexia nervosa”. Federica will work on “Bone marrow adipocytes and age-related osteoporosis: Towards new therapeutic approaches”.