Call for students applications. Academic year 2023-2024


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: BGE, BioSanté, IBS, LCBM, and LPCV (see list of possible projects below).


A maximum of 6 GRAL scholarships are offered to cover the academic year from September 2023 to June 2024, which includes 4 months of courses and 6 months of research internship for most programmes.
The amount of the scholarship is 5000 € paid during the 1st semester and an internship grant (‘gratification de stage‘) during the research internship (ca. 550€ per month).

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 student must apply to one of the above mentionned Master programmes at UGA and must contact the potential supervisor(s) of their research internship.

TO APPLY: the candidates must send a unique pdf file to anne-mathilde.thierry _at_ (e-mail subject: M2-2023-LastName) before May 14th 2023 (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


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 2023
  • Applications must be submitted by May 14th 2023
  • Results: June 2023


List of research internships available for the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.
Academic Year 2023-2024

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

Supervisor Host lab Title of the M2 research internship
Emmanuelle Tillet BioSanté – BAL team Liver or cardiac BMP10 : circulating forms and vascular functions Summary – Tillet
Catherine Picart & Paul Machillot BioSanté – BRM team Control of mesenchymal stem cell differentiation using biomimetic films: the early steps Summary – Picart
Nadia Cherradi BioSanté – IMAC team Impact of aberrant Wnt/beta-catenin signaling pathway on extracellular vesicles secretion and function in adrenocortical cancer Cherradi
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
Mohamed Benharouga BioSanté – MAB2 team PMN transmigration in cystic fibrosis: Roles of EG-VEGF and cellular prion (PrPC) proteins in inflammation Summary – Benharouga
Christel Marquette BioSanté – MAB2 team Role of prokineticin receptor antagonist in long-term cerebrovascular dysfunction Summary – Marquette
Jean-Baptiste Reiser IBS – CAID group New antiviral IgMs for structural and biophysical studies in complex with their target Summary – Reiser
Elisabetta Boeri Erba IBS – Epigen group Sequencing soluble and membrane proteins using mass spectrometry Summary – Boeri Erba
Marjolaine Noirclerc-Savoye & Carlo Petosa IBS – Epigen group Nuclear import of HIV-1 Rev: a comprehensive analysis of molecular interactions with host cell proteins Summary – Noirclerc-Savoye
Dominique Bourgeois IBS – I2SR group Optimization of data analysis for quantitative super-resolution fluorescence microscopy Summary – Bourgeois
Dominique Housset IBS – MEM group Development of 3D nano-sized protein crystal electron diffraction for structural biology Summary – Housset
Jean-Luc Pellequer IBS – MEM group Atomic force microscopy topography and reconstruction of large biological complexes Summary – Pellequer
Eugenio de la Mora IBS – Metalloproteins group Modular enzymes for synthetic chemistry Summary – de la Mora
Franck Fieschi & Cédric Laguri IBS – MP group & NMR group Characterization of bacterial recognition by C-type lectin receptors from the antigen presenting cells Summary – Fieschi
Jérôme Boisbouvier IBS – NMR group Structural and Functional investigation of ClpX/ClpP proteolytic machine in action Summary – Boisbouvier
Pauline Macheboeuf IBS – Patbac group Architecture and reprogramming of the colibactin-producing complex for novel antibacterial development Summary – Macheboeuf
Wim Burmeister & Nicolas Tarbouriech IBS – VRM group Structural and functional study of the telomere-binding proteins of vaccinia virus Summary – Burmeister
Thibaut Crépin IBS – VRM group Toward the structure of Borna disease virus nucleocapsid Summary – Crépin
Christel Carles LPCV – ChromDev team Epigenetic editing effect on chromatin and gene regulation in plants Summary – Carles
Romain Blanc-Mathieu & Jérémy Lucas LPCV – Flo_Re team Meta-analysis of Arabidopsis transcription factors DNA binding sites properties integrated in a structural classification Summary – Blanc-Mathieu
Renaud Dumas & François Parcy LPCV – Flo_Re team Patterning the flower: analysis of the LEAFY-WUSCHEL interaction Summary – Dumas
Alberto Amato & Yannick Sérès LPCV – Lipid team Characterization of genes involved in plastid lipids synthesis and structural arrangement of thylakoids in diatoms Summary – Amato
Morgane Michaud LPCV – Lipid team Role of OMP24 in the regulation of plastids-mitochondria contact sites in response to phosphate starvation in plants Summary – Michaud
Jonathan Przybyla-Toscano & Patrice Catty LPCV – MetalStress team & LCBM – BEE team Biochemical and structural characterization of Casparian strip membrane domain protein 1 from Arabidopsis thaliana Summary – Przybyla-Toscano