Translational Research and Advanced Imaging Laboratory 


Medical imaging plays a central role in meeting public health challenges.

The Translational Research and Advanced Imaging Laboratory project (TRAIL) was awarded in July 2011 to exploit the multidisciplinarity and the translational forces of Bordeaux imaging community: from basic science, animal models and experiments to clinical research and cohort imaging.


  • To federate the entire scientific community through multidisciplinary projects in the field of medical imaging translational research and raise the international profile of Bordeaux research.

  • To develop an area for collaborations with the industrials, laboratories and international partners.

  • To accelerate the process of technology transfer.

  • To provide students with a range of internationally recognized training courses in medical imaging.


TRAIL is a consortium of 10 multidisciplinary research teams on the same site: imaging clinicians, physicists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, informaticians are strengths for developing competitive research.

: Magnetic Resonance of Biological Systems Laboratory.

ISM: Molecular Sciences Institute (bio-active molecules and synthesis team and innovation in chemical synthesis team).

CRCTB: Cardio-Thoracic Research Center of Bordeaux (cardiac electrophysiology team and bronchial remodeling team).

INCIA: "Institut de Neurosciences Cognitives et Intégratives d’Aquitaine" (neuroimaging and human cognition team and brain molecular imaging team).

NCM: Neurocentre Magendie (neuro-glia interactions team).

EA IMOTION: Molecular Imaging and Innovative Therapeutics in oncology team.

IMB: Mathematical institute of Bordeaux (mathematical simulation and modelisation team).