The François Jacob Institute of Biology brings together five departments and three services
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The mission of the François Jacob Institute of Biology, located primarily at the CEA/Paris-Saclay sites of Fontenay-aux-Roses and Évry1, is to strengthen basic research and develop translational and technological research in three areas:
The Institute brings together five departments concentrated around:
Within the Institute, the CEA shares the co-tutelage of several mixed research units (UMR) with other public institutions: the
Inserm, and the
Paris Créteil and
universities. The Institute is part of the life sciences cluster of the
Université Paris-Saclay, the
Genopole d'Évry biocluster, and the "Vallée Scientifique de la Bièvre". The Institute is also involved in Medicen Paris Region, a competitiveness cluster in the field of innovative technologies for health and new therapies.
The Institute develops strong partnerships within specific themes (neurology, radiotherapy and oncology, rare diseases, infectiology), notably with the hospital centers of Kremlin-Bicêtre, Saint-Louis, Antoine Béclère, the Institut Gustave Roussy, HEGP (Georges Pompidou European Hospital), Henri-Mondor, and the CH Sud Francilien, as well as with research centers and laboratories associated with
the Institut Pasteur, the
Brain and Spine Institute (ICM), the Genopole d'Évry,
The proximity of these major hospital institutions and associated research laboratories encourages all steps in translational research up to validation by clinical trials.
Three national research infrastructures in biology and health, funded by the Investissements d'Avenir program, are coordinated within the Institute:
The Institute collaborates with manufacturers (Oxford BioMedica,
etc.) and hosts industrial teams that collaborate with its research units, such as
LFB (Laboratoire français du fractionnement et des biotechnologies).
Startups have been created thanks to the transfer of technologies derived from the Institute's research teams, such as
Scientific integrity can be defined as the aggregate of the rules and values that must govern research to ensure its honesty and scientific rigor. It is nothing less than indispensable if we, the research community, wish to maintain the confidence accorded to us by the society.
1It is also situated in Paris (Hôpital Saint-Louis), Caen (Campus Jules Horowitz) and Jouy-en-Josas (INRA).
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.