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Creation of the Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell: I2BC

800 people working on cells in the Paris-Saclay area

I2BC was created on January 1st, 2015 in the Paris-Saclay area in order to pool expertise and resources in molecular and cellular biology. This institute is composed of 80 teams from Université Paris-Sud, CEA and CNRS. Specialists in molecular genetics, structural and cellular biology, microbiology and virology will work on unifying research projects in integrative biology.

Directed by Thierry Meinnel, the I2BC institute gathers 800 people, including 500 permanent employees currently located on three distinct campuses (CEA in Saclay, CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette and Université Paris-Sud in Orsay). The teams will join together in late 2017 once the new building complex (30,000 m2) in Gif-sur-Yvette dedicated to I2BC has been completed. This institute, divided into five scientific departments (Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cell Biology, Genome Biology, Microbiology and Virology), aims at understanding the mechanisms involved in cells by integrating all their levels of complexity. The results obtained could be used in the development of drugs against diseases like cancer, for soil remediation and wastewater, for biotechnological applications and in the field of renewable energy.