2022 marks the 30th anniversary of the Institut de Biologie Structural and it was celebrated on June 16, 2022. For this special occasion, our annual scientific day took place in the Minactec amphitheater with retrospectives to honor three decades of achievement, as well as a part dedicated to current issues and perspectives. A particular focus was presented on crystallography (after a focus on NMR in 2019 and electron microscopy in 2021). In order to share these presentations with our academic and industrial partners, videos of some key moments were put online on the IBS Youtube channel.
A poster session was also proposed during lunch, and news from former PhD students were broadcasted through videos. The IBS 2022 Young Researcher Prize was awarded to Benoit Arragain who performed his thesis in the MEM group on the Structural and functional analysis of Bunyavirales replication and transcription. Elda Bauda (second yeay PhD student) received the Flash/Poster Prize for her work on the architecture of SpoIIIA-SpoIIQ, a nanomachine involved in bacterial sporulation.
The closing conference "From Curiosity to Perseverance" was given by two speakers from the Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Grenoble and was dedicated to a decade of research on the surface of Mars.
To celebrate this 30th anniversary in a friendly atmosphere, a festive dinner was organized on the EPN campus for the IBS staff with games and musical animations.
Happy 30th Anniversary IBS !