Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
The Life Sciences Division (DSV) of the CEA is considerably involved in this program. The coordination of most of the ‘National Infrastructures’ is shared between the DSV and the main national research organizations (Inserm, CNRS, INRA). The DSV coordinates 4 of these 23 National Infrastructures in Biology and Health, in the fields of: genomics (France Génomique), biomedical imaging (France Life Imaging), translational research in neurosciences (NeurATRIS) and the modeling of infectious diseases (IDMIT). The DSV is also heavily involved in 4 other National Infrastructures: structural biology (FRISBI), proteomics (PROFI), metabolomics (MetaboHub), and bioinformatics (IFB).These National Research Infrastructures bring together the best teams in their field, across France. These Infrastructures are mostly distributed over several sites and are open to the national and international academic communities as well as industry. They structure the French participation in the European infrastructures, particularly established by the ESFRI roadmap.
These national infrastructures benefit from a policy of structuring, sharing and evaluation led by research organizations and supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research. They are evaluated and co-financed by the IBiSA group that supports French platforms in biology, the local authorities and foundations.
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.