Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
Grenoble and Strasbourg sites are the French contribution to the European infrastructure
INSTRUCT as detailed by ESFRI, the European roadmap for research infrastructures.
Providing to scientists the necessary equipment in structural biology, from production of protein samples (including their purification and qualitative and functional characterization) to their structural analysis as well as crystallization
CEA, CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, Inserm, Université de Strasbourg, Université Paris-Sud, Université de Montpellier, Aix-Marseille Université.
FRISBI groups 5 sites of excellence in integrated structural biology, in Strasbourg, Grenoble, Montpellier, Marseille and Paris-Sud.
Bruno Klaholz, head of the “Integrative Structural Biology” team at the IGBMC
In addition to the Bioenergetics, Structural Biology and Mechanisms unit SB2SM (CEA-IBITECS), the entire Institute of Structural Biology (IBS) is involved in this infrastructure. These teams make available their equipment, skills and advanced technologies for the structural and functional studies of biological macromolecules. Their researchers determine the structure and function of proteins involved in diverse biological processes, from radiobiology to the immune response to pathogens.
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.