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Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

2019-2020 Thesis proposals

The IBS hosts on average 50 PhD students who are either selected via national Doctoral Schools and International PhD programs (CEA) or financed by external grants from ANR, EU2020 and private foundations.

CEA funding


The CEA offers students high-level doctoral training and IBS’s laboratories participate in this program.
A diverse array of research topics is available and encompasses the following domains : environmental sciences and host-pathogen interactions, structural biology and biophysics and technologies for health and medicine.
The IBS thesis subjects eligible for funding or cofinancing by the CEA for the academic year 2019-2020 will be published progressively below :

- Molecular movie of a newly discovered photoenzyme by time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography at X-ray free electron lasers (details) - Contact : M. Weik (IBS/Dynamop)
- Intrinsically disordered proteins and their role in stress response (details), contact : M. Blackledge (IBS/FDP)
- Development of ultrastable fluorescent proteins for quantitative super resolution microscopy at cryogenic temperature (details), contact : D. Bourgeois (IBS/DYNAMOP).

Ministerial and Regional Funding

Ministerial and regional funding of PhD fellowships is also possible via the Doctoral Schools of the Université Grenoble Alpes. The IBS is affiliated with the School of Physics and the School of Chemistry and Life Sciences.

Details of IBS thesis projects for 2019-2020 are available on the Doctoral Schools’ websites :
- Doctoral School in Physics (search for IBS proposals)
- Doctoral School in Chemistry and Life Sciences (search for IBS proposals)

External grants


The IBS groups welcome thesis students in the context of different fundings, such as ANR funding or European funding (Marie Curie network, ERC, etc..).

In the framework of the recently funded EUR “Grenoble Graduate School in Chemistry, Biology and Health” (CBH-EUR-GS), the LABEX-GRAL funds 6 PhD scholarships in the area of integrated structural and cellular biology (5 at the IBS). To know more.