Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Imaging, structural biology, large-scale biology, high-throughput screening, and preclinical models are all skills and tools of DRF for use in a multi-scale study (i.e. molecule, cell, organ, and organism) of normal and pathological biological phenomena.
These basic reseach found its application in several domains: health (cancers, neurodegeneratives deseases, infectious deseases, genetic deseases), environnement (green chemistry), energy (biofuels, biohydrogen) or technologies (bioinspiration, biotechnologies).
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.