Call for students applications. Academic year 2021-2022


In the framework of the Chemistry Biology Health (CBH) Graduate School of Université Grenoble Alpes, the GRAL research programme funds MSc (Master 2) research scholarships.

We seek motivated candidates planning to:


  • & do a research internship in Integrated & Structural Cell Biology at one of the labs associated with the GRAL programme in Grenoble: IBS, PCV, BS, and CBM (see list of possible projects below).


A maximum of 6 GRAL scholarships of 8 000 € are offered to cover the academic year from September 2021 to June 2022, which includes 4 months of courses and 6 months of research internship.

The call is open to EU and non-EU students.

The candidates must send their application in a unique pdf file to anne-mathilde.thierry _at_ (e-mail subject: M2-2021-LastName) before May 14th 2021 (23:59, CET), including:

  • A cover letter indicating the selected MSc programme at Université Grenoble Alpes, and 2 choices (ranked) for the 6-month research internship project
  • A CV
  • Diplomas and copies of academic transcripts for the last 2 academic years (translated to French or English if appropriate)
  • For non-native English speakers, level of language proficiency (e.g. TOEIC, Bulats, etc.)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • E-candidate portal application number

We strongly recommend that the candidates take contact with the potential supervisor(s) for the research project(s) of interest.

The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of representatives of the GRAL Directory and the Master programmes.

The scholarship is conditional to the registration to one of the above programmes of the master’s degree in Biology of Université Grenoble Alpes, and to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic record in the programme. The admission to a 2nd year MSc programme (M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes is fully independent of the GRAL Scholarship. Application deadlines may differ between the different programmes. See admission requirements on Université Grenoble Alpes’s website:



  • Opening of the call for applications: March 1st 2021
  • Applications must be submitted by May 14th 2021
  • Results: June 2021


List of research internships available for the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.
Academic Year 2021-2022

Up to one scholarship per research group will be funded by GRAL.

Supervisor Lab. Group / Team Title of the M2 research internship
Elisa Migliorini BS BRM Investigating the BMP-integrin crosstalk with biomimetic platforms Description Migliorini
Emmanuel Taillebourg BS Gen&Chem Role of the catalytic activity of the dUSP36 deubiquitinase Description Taillebourg
Odile Filhol-Cochet BS IMAC Ex vivo analysis of renal cancer tropism using a metastasis chip Description Filhol-Cochet
Mohamed Benharouga BS MAB2 Targeting of EG-VEGF protein through structural drug-designed screening to inhibit its proangiogenic effects in inflammatory diseases Description Benharouga
Nadia Alfaidy BS MAB2 Informational value of prokineticins as biomarkers and targets of preeclampsia during pregnancy and beyond Description Alfaidy
Aurélien Deniaud CBM Met&Or Bio-orthogonal chemistry to study the trafficking of the Atox1 copper chaperone in mammalian cells Description Deniaud
Martin Byrdin IBS DYNAMOP / Pixel Study of phototransformable fluorescent proteins photophysics as a function of the local physicochemical environment Description Byrdin
Bruno Franzetti IBS ELMA Characterization of a proteasome interactant at the ribosome interface Description Franzetti
Malene R. Jensen IBS FDP New approaches for peptide epitope mapping by NMR spectroscopy Description Jensen
Pierre Vauclare IBS I2SR / Timmins Nucleoid organisation and dynamics of the radioresistant bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, in response to extreme irradiation Description Vauclare
Cécile Breyton IBS M&P Determination of the structure of bacteriophage T5 Receptor Binding Protein (pb5) by cryo-EM Description Breyton
Valentin Gordeliy IBS MEMBRANE / Gordeliy Structural studies of SARS-CoV-2 Envelope protein Description Gordeliy
Eve de Rosny IBS METALLO Structural approach to NO sensing at the [4Fe-4S] cluster of the transcriptional regulator NsrR Description de-Rosny
Ambroise Desfosses IBS MICA Visual Proteomics by high resolution cryo-EM of crude cell extracts Description Desfosses
Pauline Macheboeuf IBS PatBac Exploring the link between the human microbiome and cancer development Description Macheboeuf
Antoine Maillard IBS PBRC Transmembrane pore formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa toxin ExlA Description Maillard
François Cretin IBS PBRC Persistence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in blood Description Cretin
Rebekka Wild IBS SAGAG Structural and functional characterization of the glycosaminoglycan biosynthesis machinery Description Wild
Romain Vivès IBS SAGAG Molecular basis of the enzymatic mechanisms regulating the structure and function of the cell-surface glycocalyx Description Vivès
Marc Jamin IBS VRM Characterization of nucleocapsid binding by the rabies and Nipah virus phosphoproteins Description Jamin
François Parcy PCV Flo_Re Structure and evolution of molecular complex patterning the flowers Description Parcy
Morgane Michaud PCV Lipid Role of OMP24 in the regulation of plastids-mitochondria contact sites in response to phosphate starvation in Arabidopsis thaliana Description Michaud
Claude Alban PCV MetalStress Biochemical and Structural characterization of newly identified Uranium-binding proteins from plants Description Alban
Johan Decelle PCV Photosymbiosis Cellular and physiological strategies of a marine microalga during polar night Description Decelle
Dimitris Petroutsos PCV SIGNAL Identification of new transcription factors involved in the acclimation of algae to changing light and CO2 availability Description Petroutsos
Chloe Zubieta PCV StrucDev Determination of the biophysical and biomechanical properties of liquid-liquid phase separating proteins from Arabidopsis thaliana Description Zubieta
Véronique Hugouvieux PCV StrucDev Determination of the role of MADS complex formation in seed and ovule development Description Hugouvieux