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Ibs, an european integrated research and training infrastructure for structural biology and genomics


The IBS is a unique fully integrated research and training public infrastructure dedicated to molecular structural biology, located in Grenoble, a city of high technology in the French Alps. It offers a full range of complementary methods of the highest caliber: high field NMR, FEG cryo-electron microcopy, mass spectrometry, molecular modeling and a number of biophysical methods for the study of protein folding and of assembly of multimolecular complexes. The IBS operates two beam lines at neighboring international physics facilities: the IN13 line for neutron diffusion at ILL and the FIP line at the ESRF for X-ray diffraction. Research at the IBS is ranked at the best international standards and makes this institute a unique place in the world offering unmatched capacities for research and training in structural biology. Doctoral training is offered in physical and biological disciplines related to structural genomics physics (crystallography, NMR), biophysics, cell and molecular biology, bioinformatics and biochemistry. Doctoral research projects will be integrated to the IBS research programme on molecular recognition, studied by a structural approach or by functional studies. A multidisciplinary work will be offered to the fellows by conducting transverse research projects between the various labs. Optional in-house doctoral courses organized by the University Joseph Fourier of Grenoble are open to fellows in cell and molecular biology, crystallography and NMR. Fellowships are offered to innovative European postgraduate students with experience in physics, crystallography or other relevant disciplines, motivated in carrying out research in molecular structural biology. The candidates should hold a diploma allowing them to register for a PhD, i.e. M.Sc., DEA, Diploma, Laurea or equivalent in Physics. The working language of the IBS is French.

Funding Scheme

BUR - Bursaries, grants, fellowships


Rue Jules Horowitz, 41
38027 Grenoble