Fundamental Research Division
The DRF at the CEA assemble approximately 6,000 scientists since January 2016.
France Génomique brings together the main French genomics centers. The main partners are the CEA, INRA, CNRS and Inserm. The Institut Pasteur, Institut Curie and many universities are also involved.
The entire Institut de Génomique (IG) is involved in the infrastructure. The IG groups the Genoscope and the CNG (Centre National de Génotypage). The Genoscope focuses on biodiversity, notably including the sequencing of whole genomes and metagenomes. The CNG is specialized in human genetics and the acquisition of large-scale data on frequent or rare diseases. The IG provides its bioinformatics resources, enzyme activities screening platform, and identification of human genetic mutations platform (“Mutations” platform) to teams whose projects have been selected by France Génomique.
The objective of France Génomique is to centralize the supply of French sequencing and bioinformatics platforms. For this, a governing body was established, composed of several committees that are intended to manage the infrastructure and direct its strategy, as well as evaluate and select projects.
Pierre Le Ber from the Institut de Génomique (CEA-IG).
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.