GRAL Partner Laboratories


Of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG)

The Interdisciplinary Research Institute of Grenoble (IRIG) is organized in joint research units (UMR), bringing together ca. 1000 scientists and staff from CEA, Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA), CNRS, Inserm, and INRAE to work on jointly defined research projects.

GRAL supports 5 UMRs from IRIG:

logo IBS

The Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) is a research center for integrated structural biology funded by CEA, the CNRS and the University Grenoble Alpes (joint research unit UMR 5075). IBS carries out interdisciplinary research at the interface of biology, physics, and chemistry, combining basic science, applied science and technical innovation. Link.


The Biology of Cancer and Infection laboratory (Joint research and service unit UMRS 1036 CEA / Inserm / UGA) addresses some of the major challenges of cellular and molecular biology related to human health. These research interests concern mainly bacterial infections and cancer. Link



The Chemistry and Biology of Metals Laboratory (UMR 5249 CEA/CNRS/UGA) is a federation of cell biologists, protein chemists, synthetic chemists, and spectrocopists developing their research in order to provide new     insights into the question of the physiological function, the structure, the chemical reactivity, and the regulation of complex biological systems transporting and utilizing metal ions. Link


The Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory (UMR 5168 CEA/CNRS/UGA – UMR 1417 INRAE) studies the dynamics of the plant cell. This research, conducted at both the molecular and cellular, is placed in the context of the whole plant during its development and subjected to changing conditions of the environment. Research at PCV aims to better understand cellular mechanisms such as metabolic pathways, processes of cell division, and morphogenesis. Link


BGE The “Large Scale Biology” Laboratory (UMRS 1038 Inserm / CEA / UGA) brings together three teams (EDyP, Biomics and Gen & Chem) implementing large-scale strategies (Proteomics, RNA interference, genetics, chemogenomics) to decipher the mechanisms governing the major cellular functions. Link

GRAL also supports the Integrated Structural Biology Grenoble (ISBG) platform (joint service unit UMS 3518 CEA / CNRS / EMBL / UGA). ISBG manages the research platforms of IBS, and is an Instruct centre providing funded access to its instruments and platforms for Instruct users. Link