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About the "Institut de Biologie de Lille"

Publié le Thursday 21 January 2010, mis à jour le Wednesday 24 March 2010, by Webmaster

In 1996, the “Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique” (CNRS), the French national organization for scientific research, with strong support of national and regional authorities, created the “Institut de Biologie de Lille” (IBL) located on campus of the Pasteur Institute of Lille. The IBL research centre was founded to reinforce basic biology science in the North / Pas-de-Calais region by, for example, welcoming group leaders and permitting them to develop highly competitive research. Research programs were initially conducted in the fields of human genetics, cellular biology, cancer, microbiology and biomolecule chemistry.
IBL covers a total of 12,000 square meters with about 300 people : senior scientists, post-docs, PhD and master students, research assistants and technicians. The building possesses multiple core facilities such as protein chemistry, biochemistry, molecular, cellular (confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy...) and structural biology (radiocristallography), and genetics. Moreover, in close collaboration with the Pasteur Institute of Lille with which IBL forms a federative research institute (IFR 142), animal and NMR facilities are also available to conduct research programs.


Within the framework of a partnership with the universities of Lille I and Lille II (now merged in a PRES), the IBL welcomes in its laboratories numerous graduate and under-graduate students.
 
For the 2010-2013 period, the IBL buiding will host three research units. The Genetics of Metabolic Diseases Unit (UMR 8199 - Dir. Philippe Froguel), the Center for Immunity and Infection of Lille (UMR 8204 - Dir. Camille Locht) and the Cancer Research Unit (UMR 8161 - Dir. Yvan de Launoit).