Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The MAGENTA project, one of twelve projects selected by the European Commission from the category “Proactive Future and Emerging Technologies 2016,” will be coordinated by a team from IRAMIS. The project’s aim is to develop thermoelectric materials intended to recover waste heat, notably in the automotive and microelectronic sectors. The project’s official kickoff took place in Paris on January 23 and 24, 2017.
Helping scientists find their way through the data maze, DEDALE project intends to develop the next generation of data analysis methods for the new era of big data in astrophysics and compressed sensing.
CEA and the Cyclopharma Laboratories, in partnership with company Orphachem and University Francois Rabelais in Tours, signed an exclusive license agreement for a new radiotracer for the early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease by PET scan. Phase I trials are underway.
A consortium composed of CEA, the European Vaccine Initiative, Institut Pasteur and Themis Bioscience is launching the Zikavax project, with the goal of developing a vaccine against infection by the Zika virus.
The WEST tokamak produced its first plasma on December 14, 2016 and is now preparing to test key components for ITER.
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.