Crossdisciplinary research projects - COMUE Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Crossdisciplinary research projects

The project seeks to instigate and strengthen the interdisciplinary continuum within UBFC by  bringing together researchers to further our knowledge of the territory of the Sequani in eastern France (partially Bourgogne-Franche-Comté), its boundaries, organization, its population and their habits from the conquest by Julius Caesar to the reforms of Diocletian (1st c. BC – late 3rd c. AD). It involves collecting, indexing, preserving, analysing and restoring data using digital tools (databases, 3D technologies) in order to enhance archives, archaeological sites, numismatic and epigraphic material, so that researchers and the general public can trace the history of a region, the articulation of economic, cultural and human exchanges locally, regionally and provincially and the potential constitution of a Sequani identity within the Roman Empire.

Historians, archaeologists, epigraphists, museum or collection directors are thus at the crux of the questions facing the new region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in that they can show how exchanges with neighbouring polities were organized and how economic and cultural networks were formed in Roman times, all of which are contemporary challenges too. The project is therefore very much part of the latest trend of future-oriented research based on a questioning of the past. How can we preserve, restore and model buildings and epigraphic and numismatic material? How can we account for the appearance of a territory that has been re-shaped by time so as to make available to the scientific community and the general public a heritage that constitutes a common history? What interactive methods can be imagined to share this knowledge widely while ensuring its scientific value? These are the questions researchers brought together from various disciplines are to endeavour to answer by reappraising and comparing availablesources in a way made possible by the inclusion of multiple epistemological approaches to the territory of the Sequani.

 

Coordinator :
Sabine LEFEBVRE
uB / ArteHIS
sabine.lefebvre@u-bourgogne.fr

Collaborators :

  • ISTA
  • Chrono-environnement
  • LE2i

This interdisciplinary project aims to develop some bioresorbable nanocarriers characterized by a long-lasting circulation time in order to plentifully exploit the promising potental of the ultrasmall gold nanoparticles for image-guided radiotherapy useed for the contrl growth of solid tumor.

Coordinator :
Stéphane ROUX
UFC / UTNAM
stephane.roux@univ-fcomte.fr

Collaborators :

  • ICMUB
  • CGFL
  • EA4627
  • uB
  • UFC
  • CNRS

In France, 15 to 38% of elderly people living in nursing homes suffer from malnutrition compared with 4 to 10% of elderly people linving at home.

ENGAGE aims at exploring the potentially of empowering the elderly in the meals ton maintain (or restore) food intake in institution, an essential condition for preventing malnutrition and its burden on autonomy, health and quality of life.

Coordinator :
Claire SUMMONT-ROSSE
CSGA / INRA
sulmont@dijon.inra.fr

Collaborators :

  • CHU Dijon
  • uB
  • UFC
  • ARS BFC
  • INRA

The main ambition of the project is to characterize typical and atypical development of emotional facial expression recognition in multisensory contexts. Four lines of enquiry will be engaged: 1/ Characterize how the ability to discriminate facial expressions develops from early infancy to adulthood in measuring innovative neural markers of discrimination; 2/ Understand how the non-visual, multisensory context influences the development of the ability to infer emotional state from others’ faces; 3/ Investigate the extent in which deficits in multisensory processing can contribute to deficits in facial expression recognition, more specifically in the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS); 4/ Develop and adapt an innovative electrophysiological technique to measure neural markers of cognitive mechanisms and integrative processes in infancy and developmental disorders.

Coordinator :
Jean-Yves Baudouin
LEAD – Pôle AAFE- Université de Bourgogne

Collaborators :

  • CHU-Dijon,
  • CNRS,
  • INRA,
  • uB
  • In the context of changing working conditions for caregivers, the Project RELA@TIONS (Relations, Communication, and Health), aims to measure cross-perceptions that caregivers and patients have of the quality of the care-grooming relationships. We analyze on the one hand the impact of the perceived (represented) working conditions by caregivers (stress, anxiety-depression, quality of working life) ; and on the other hand the consequences on the health education of the patient, with a special focus on the behavioral intentions regarding the implementation of good practices, in particular nutrition and physical activities. The REL@TIONS project proceed with in-depth interviews then questionnaire with the two populations – caregivers (N=90) and patients (N=90) – in care services at the university hospital of Dijon: cardiology, visceral surgery, internal medicine and geriatrics. We chose these services for their differentiated level of technical complexity.

    This project aims firstly to measure the quality caregiver-care relationships, directly related to caregivers’ working conditions and to patient health education; secondly, it focuses on the training of caregivers, particularly in establishing a Master’s degree in “advanced practices” for health professionals, specifically nurses.

     

    Coordinator:
    Edith SALES-WUILLEMIN
    Laboratoire SPMS – Université de Bourgogne

    Collaborators :

    • CHU-Dijon,
    • UFC,
    • uB