The Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology is run by three public bodies and an economic interest group. Internally, it is organised into four research departments and hosts three major technical platforms. These different structures allow the IGBMC to direct its scientific research, but also to offer a wide range of useful services to its researchers. These services are also used by the various academic and industrial communities.

An institute under three public supervisory bodies

The IGBMC is a joint research unit (UMR) under the supervision of three public bodies. These are :

  • The Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), the IGBMC corresponds to the CNRS UMR 7104;
  • The National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm), the IGBMC corresponds to the INSERM UMR 1258;
  • The University of Strasbourg.

Four scientific departments to structure research

Within the IGBMC, we find four different scientific departments. The aim is to bring together research teams working on related themes in order to facilitate exchanges between them and to promote the coherence of the IGBMC's overall research project. The scientific departments of the Institute are :

  • Developmental biology and stem cells ;
  • Structural Integrative Biology;
  • Functional genomics and cancer;
  • Translational Medicine and Neurogenetics.

The IGBMC is also backed by an economic interest grouping

The institute also relies on the economic interest grouping called the Centre europeen de recherche en biologie et en medecine (CERBM). It helps to manage part of the IGBMC and participates in its scientific life.

Heads of departments

Bill Keyes
Head of Development and stem cells department

Marc Ruff
Responsable Biologie structurale intégrative

Susan Chan
Head of Functional genomics and cancer department

Nicolas Charlet Berguerand
Head of Translational Medicine and Neurogenetics department

Three major technology facilities that offer expertise to support research

The IGBMC is also built around three large scientific platforms which bring together a large number of scientific platforms and services. The purpose of these platforms is to allow the various research teams to have access to state-of-the-art equipment and expert know-how to carry out their research.

These large technical platforms are also open to the outside world, particularly to the academic and industrial communities. These major platforms are

  • The Institut clinique de la souris;
  • The large integrated structural biology platform;
  • The biology and health platforms.

The IGBMC's scientific platforms and services

The IGBMC brings together a large number of scientific platforms and services whose expertise supports the scientific and industrial community.

Learn more about the platforms and services