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Life Sciences and Biotechnology

​​​​​Apply for an Enhanced Eurotalents fellowship and participate in the most innovative research in life sciences and biotechnology. Benefit from state-of-the-art equipment, become part of an internationally recognized research teams, and work on a multidisciplinary research project. Together, we can make a difference.

Published on 5 October 2016

  Biofuels and Microphytes                                                                                     © P.Avavian/CEA​

  • ​​​​Structural biology & biophysics
  • Tools for medical technologies
  • Physiopathological disorders​
  • Toxicology
  • Biomass

Research in life sciences and biotechnology at CEA addresses two major issues: health and energy. In these fields, CEA researchers:

  • study normal and pathological phenomena, such as cancer, infectious, neurodegenerative and genetic disorders; 
  • develop innovative approaches for diagnosis, therapy and disease prevention, including technological research on biochips;
  • study and exploit microorganism diversity for the design of bio-inspired and biotechnological processes for energy and chemistry;
  • design low-cost catalysts for the production and use of hydrogen;
  • and study the impact of nuclear activities and related components on human beings and the environment.

​​​CEA provides its researchers with world-class research infrastructures, most of which belong to either national or international networks. NeuroSpin is a unique facility for ultra-high field biomedical imaging. In translational research, MIRCen is a biomedical imaging and preclinical research platform. Together, they provide researchers with outstanding MRI and PET neuroimaging capacities. The Heliobiotec platform is designed for researchers to explore the potential of microalgae for biofuel production. In nanomedicine, the Clinatec© research facility gathers doctors, biologists, and micro-and nanotechnology experts. A number of facilities dedicated to structural biology, genomics, metabolomics and proteomics are also available to researchers.​


 Confocal videomicroscopy                                                                        ​​© P.Avavian/CEA

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