The François Jacob Institute of Biology brings together five departments and three services
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UMR Genetic Stability, Stem Cells and Radiation (SGCSR) studies the molecular mechanisms ensuring DNA repair and genome stability and normal and cancer stem cell biology (germinal, hematopoietic and neural stem cells). Combination of these research themes gives to the UMR’s teams unique opportunities to develop original research topics aiming to characterize the cellular and tissue responses to genotoxic stress such as ionizing radiation. To this end, they develop several model systems (Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Helicobacter pilori) and preclinical models (mice). The goal is to provide a better understanding of the development of various cancer and non-cancer pathologies in order to propose new specific preventive and/or therapeutic strategies.
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.