Call for students applications. Academic year 2022-2023


In the framework of the Chemistry Biology Health (CBH) Graduate School of Université Grenoble Alpes, the Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural and Cell Biology (GRAL) funds MSc (Master 2) research scholarships.

We seek motivated candidates who did not study for their BSc in Grenoble and are planning to:

  • attend one of the following Master programmes (2nd year MSc / Master 2 / M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes (taught in English):
  • & do a research internship in Integrated Structural & Cell Biology at one of the labs associated with the GRAL programme in Grenoble: BioSanté, IBS, LCBM, and LPCV (see list of possible projects below).


A maximum of 6 GRAL scholarships of 8 000 € are offered to cover the academic year from September 2022 to June 2023, 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 not have studied in Grenoble for their BSc, and either have moved to Grenoble for the 1st of Master or move to Grenoble for the 2nd year of Master.

The candidates must send their application in a unique pdf file to anne-mathilde.thierry _at_ (e-mail subject: M2-2022-LastName) before May 15th 2022 (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, if known

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, Plant Biology, or Health Engineering of Université Grenoble Alpes, and to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic record in the programme. The application and 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 2022
  • Applications must be submitted by May 15th 2022
  • Results: June 2022


List of research internships available for the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.
Academic Year 2022-2023

A maximum of one scholarship per research group/team will be funded by GRAL.

Supervisor Host lab Title of the M2 research internship
Claire Bouvard BioSanté, BAL team Characterization of the effects of cardiac and hepatic Bmp10 Summary – Bouvard
Lamya Ghenim BioSanté, Biomics team Real-time characterization of the ubiquitin-proteasome-dependent proteolytic system by fluorescence microscopy: confirmation of the existence of a 4-hour rhythm of protein degradation in mammalian cells Summary – Ghenim
Elisa Migliorini BioSanté, BRM team Polymer brushes carrying BMPs to drive osteogenic differentiation (OsteoBrush) Summary – Migliorini
Nadia Alfaidy BioSanté, MAB2 team Characterization of the informational value of EG-VEGF as a biomarker of preterm births in an infectious context Summary – Alfaidy
Christel Marquette BioSanté, MAB2 team Study of PROKs and BMP9 effects on the permeability on a 3D blood brain barrier model organ on chip Summary – Marquette
Martin Weik IBS, DYNAMOP group Intrinsically disordered proteins under liquid-liquid phase separation: the case of tau involved in neurodegeneration Summary – Weik
Giorgio Schiro IBS, DYNAMOP group Serial crystallography: from protein microcrystallization to sample delivery Summary – Schiro
Elisabetta Boeri Erba IBS, EPIGEN group Sequencing soluble and membrane proteins using mass spectrometry Summary – Boeri Erba
Jan Kadlec IBS, EPIGEN group Structural analysis of plant Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 Summary – Kadlec
Martin Blackledge IBS, FDP group Investigating the role of intrinsic disorder in the replication machinery of SARS-CoV-2 using NMR spectroscopy and integrated structural biology Summary – Blackledge
Malene Jensen IBS, FDP group Exploring the inhibition of a new drug target of the human parasite Cryptosporidium by NMR spectroscopy Summary – Jensen
Dominique Bourgeois IBS, I2SR group Optimization of data analysis for quantitative super-resolution fluorescence microscopy Summary – Bourgeois
Cécile Breyton IBS, M&P group Structure determination of Phage T5 immunity protein in complex with its receptor Summary – Breyton
Eugenio de la Mora IBS, Metalloproteins group Biosynthesis of post-translationally modified peptides by radical chemistry Summary – de la Mora
Ambroise Desfosses IBS, MICA group Visual Proteomics by high resolution cryo-EM of crude cell extracts Summary – Desfosses
Jerôme Boisbouvier IBS, NMR group Structural and Functional investigation of ClpX/ClpP proteolytic machine in action Summary – Boisbouvier
Beate Bersch IBS, NMR group E. coli outer membrane recognition by Colicin N: evaluation of the contribution of lipopolysaccharides and OmpF Summary – Bersch
Rabia Sadir IBS, SAGAG group Cross-linking of Heparan Sulfate induced by CXCL12 chemokine : structural remodelling of glycocalyx and functional effects Summary – Sadir
Romain Vivès IBS, SAGAG group Enzymatic alteration of cell-surface glycan landscape in human disease Summary – Vivès
Wim Burmeister IBS, VRM group Preparation of vaccinia virus polymerase complexes bound to DNA and nucleotide substrates Summary – Burmeister
Allison Ballandras-Colas IBS, VRM group Cryo-EM of the Influenza virus nuclear export machinery Summary – Ballandras-Colas
Victor Duarte LCBM, BioCat team Structure-function relationship of Ruminococcus gnavus RumC Antimicrobial Peptides Summary – Duarte
Isabelle Michaud-Soret LCBM, BioCat team Ergothioneine: biosynthesis and role in iron sulfur cluster stability in relation with oxidative stress Summary – Michaud-Soret
Ragnar Bjornsson LCBM, COMX team Understanding substrate binding pathways in biological nitrogen fixation via multiscale modelling Summary – Bjornsson
Christel Carles LPCV, ChromDev team Epigenome editing effect on chromatin and gene regulation in plants Summary – Carles
Laëtitia Kurzawa LPCV, Cytomorpholab Analysis of the actomyosin cytoskeleton dynamics coupled to traction force during endothelial cell chiral rotation Summary – Kurzawa
Romain Blanc-Mathieu LPCV, Flo_Re team Comprehensive analysis of Arabidopsis transcription factors DNA binding sites properties integrated in a structural classification Summary – Blanc-Mathieu
Gabrielle Tichtinsky LPCV, Flo_Re team Molecular transcriptional complex controlling stamen and pistil development in Arabidopsis Summary – Tichtinsky
Juliette Salvaing LPCV, LIPID team Architecture and function of Lipid Droplets in response to abiotic stresses in microalgae Summary – Salvaing