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IDMIT (CEA-Jacob) Director Roger Le Grand has joined COVARS, a consultative body to guide decisions made by public entities on the anticipation, prevention and human consequences of health crises.
The ATLASea program, forwarded by Genoscope (CEA-Jacob/CNRS), has been chosen as a laureate of the Priority Programs and Equipment for Research action. The program's objective is to sequence and analyze the genomes of 5,000 marine species.
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 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.