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Following the Rare Disease Research Challenge Call launched by the European Joint Programme for Rare Disease and the Rare Disease Foundation, the European INDENEO consortium project has been selected to respond to the challenge targeting the development of a system for intranasal administration of biological drugs to newborns. Among the partners of this project, IDMIT brings its expertise in preclinical trials.
In June 2022, six young researchers were recognized for their major scientific contributions to biology at the French Academy of Sciences' "Great French Advances in Biology" event. Among them was Paul Frémont, PhD student at Genoscope (CEA-Jacob) and LSCE.
Genopole held its first D4GEN Hackathon on 19–21 May 2022 with the goal of creating interdisciplinary, computational genomics communities aimed particularly at the sharing, preservation and (re)use of genomics Big Data. Jérôme Arnoux, PhD student at LABGeM (Genoscope), led the team that took home the third-place prize from that competition.
CEA-Jacob is collaborating with Ÿnsect in an industrial program, ŸNFABRE, devoted to the genetics of the Tenebrio Molitor beetle larva. This program has been awarded funding under the "Structuring Projects for Competitiveness" program of the French government's investment program for the future (PIA), operated by Bpifrance. It is in line with the actions carried out by Ÿnsect and the CEA, recently supported by Horizon H2020 and the ANR.
Stéphane Marcand's team (Telomeres and Chromosome Repair Laboratory / UMR SGCSR - iRCM) has just been labelled 'FRM 2022 Team' for its project on the regulation of DNA repair at telomeres and its consequences on genome stability.
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.