Institut de Biologie StructuraleGrenoble / France

Other collaborations

In addition to its participation in the Partnership for Structural Biology, the IBS has collaborations with many French and International laboratories (particularly through ANR or European contracts and with Industry.

The RTRA programme (Themed Networks for Advanced Research) is a French National initiative for encouraging the emergence of regional centres of international research excellence. Together with other research institutions and higher education establishments, the IBS participates in the "Nanosciences at the Limits of Nanoelectronics" and "Innovations in Infectology” RTRAs.

The IBS has bilateral collaboration agreements with :
- Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH (FZJ) (FZJ-CEA agreement signed on July 2008)
- the LNBio-IBS partnership initiated in july 2013, which created an International Associated Laboratory (LIA) in Campinas (Brazil). The Bacwall lab brings together researchers and resources from two countries to discover new biological mechanisms that can be exploited for the development of new antibiotics (Coordinator : Andrea Dessen (IBS/PATBAC)

Also, we are involved in :
- the project ‘BrIdging Structural BiOlogy with Biological SyNthesis and Self Assembly to Reveal Key Processes in Living Systems’ (BISON), a 3-year H2020 TWINNING project initiated on 1st January 2016,
- the Innovative Training Network Rationalising Membrane Protein crystallisation, funded by the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, in the context of which the IBS will host two PhD students and several others in secondments, from October 2017 to September 2020.

Local collaborations are supported by two major “Investissment Avenir” grants :
- Labex GRAL : Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural & Cell Biology
- FRISBI : FRench Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology