RANJEVA Jean-Philippe

Professor (PhD) at AMU

– Neuroscience (CNU 69)
– Head of the CNS group
– PI of the Amidex 7T-IMetionic project
– Co-director of the Neuroscience Master Program (EUR AMU Neuroschool)
– Member of the Steering Committee of EUR AMU Neuroschool

Professor (MD, PhD)

Detailed Activities

Using MRI/MRS/fMRI techniques but also electrophysiology, neuropsychology and clinical evaluation, we aim at characterizing the physiopathology and the morpho-functional underpinnings of neurological and psychiatric diseases.

We develop and adapt new MR methods allowing to assess one relevant problem relative to precise clinical or fundamental questions.

The main projects are focussed on the study of Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, spinal cord damage, Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia. These projects are conducted in close collaboration with the clinical departments specialized in each of the pathologies studied.

The activity is located mainly on the clinical site of the lab (CEMEREM) equiped with 3 MR scanners (Siemens Verio 3T, Avanto 1.5T and Siemens 7T step 2), EEG/fMRI facilities, rTMS and neuronavigation.

The CNS chapter of the 7T-AMISTART project aims at developing and validating new parameters acquired on the new whole body 7T MR scanner (Siemens Step 2) to characterize the normal and pathological Human CNS (Brain and spinal cord) to improve diagnosis, prognosis and non invasive characterization of physiopathological processes accompanying neurological diseases.


  • Connectivity
  • Dynamic MRI/MRS
  • Epilepsy
  • Image Processing
  • Metabolism
  • Microstructure/architecture
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • New MR Biomarkers
  • Quantitative MRI
  • Quantitative MRS
  • Sodium Homeostatis
  • Spinal Cord
  • Ultra-high field MRI
  • X-Nuclei
  • Graph Theory
  • Diffusion
  • Plasticity
  • Cognition
  • AD

General Information

The group is also involved in clinical trials using MRI as primary or secondary endpoints.

Research Projects

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