Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Between 2007 and 2013, nearly 100 projects involving DSV teams were funded by the European Commission as part of FP7, contributing to advances but also to the structuring of research in Europe (European infrastructures).
ERC grants, which are designed to support exploratory research or to promote applications, select and fund projects put forward by the best European researchers. Eleven projects from the DSV have been funded.
Projects for researcher mobility and the creation of networks have been financed by Marie Curie actions and the COST program.
The teams of the DSV are involved in 5 European infrastructures.
The DSV has the capacity for methodological and technical innovation based on the quality of its technological platforms and its equipment. This is combined with the expertise of its teams, notably in the fields of imaging, pharmacology, large-scale biology, structural biology, radiotoxicology, and chemistry.
The CEA’s Life Sciences Division supports and contributes to the innovation of businesses by providing them with its scientific expertise and technologies. It offers a wide variety of services to respond to the needs of the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, biotech, medtech and greentech industries.
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.