Research programs

One theme: facial reconstructive surgery

There are more 2000 head and neck pathologies.

Birth defects, traumas as a result of an accident, of violence, cancer, paralysis…These pathologies can have long-lasting severe functional and aesthetical impacts on patients : inability to chew, swallow, talk, smile….

The Institute Faire Faces’s mission is to help those patients by focusing on research to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

The 6 different research programs are organized into 2 main themes:

* Morphological and functional caracterization of healthy, diseased and reconstructed tissue

* Personalized diagnostic and therapeutic approaches

A multi-disciplinary research laboratory

CHIMERE is the name given to the Research Team affiliated with Jules Verne University, and which brings together 50 surgeons and researchers. This multi-disciplinary team is the heart of the Institute Faire Faces Research Programs, organised along 6 lines of research.

CHIMERE (CHirurgie for Surgery, IMagerie for Imaging et REgénération tissulaire de l’extrémité céphalique for Tissue Regeneration of the Head and Neck region ) is the name of the laboratory research affiliated with Jules Verne University, the heart of the Institut Faire Faces Research Program. Find out more.

GRECO (Research and Study Group in Robotic surgery) is dedicated to the development of avant-garde surgery practices and processes based on innovative technologies through robotic assisted surgery. CHIMERE research laboratory is part of GRECO. Find out more.

Our 6 lines of research


Develop biomaterials for use in case of tissue loss.


Identify biomarkers that can predict the success of surgeries and reoccurrence of disease.


Optimize surgical techniques, technologies and processes.


Analyze and understand the impact of facial disfigurement on identity;


Build biomechanical models of the face in order to develop personalized therapeutical approaches.


Observe, caracterize and analyze disease processes.