Since its creation in 2009, the Institute Faire Faces, a research center dedicated to disfigurment – has been supported by the national scientific institutions and local authorities: a 10,5 milllion euros grant from Agence nationale de la Recherche was used to acquire cutting-edge equipment; Europe and Hauts de France Region have committed to finance the construction of a building dedicated to the Institute’s mission.
The 3750 square meter building will open its doors at the beginning of 2022: it will bring together under one roof the technological and human resources necessary to accelerate collaborations between the multidisciplinary teams.
Research : laboratories, imaging platforms, robotic surgery, tissue engineering
Training and education : 8 table experimental surgery on live tissue or anatomical pieces, 150 seats theatre connected to the University Hospital operating rooms, multiple meeting and conference rooms.
Information and teaching: Open architecture and exhibition galleries to organize various events on the topic of head and neck;
The association Institut Faire Faces is in the process of changing its legal status to a Fondation of Coopération Scientifique, with public and private funding members.