The Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural & Cell Biology (GRAL)

is a consortium of 4 research institutes (BioSanté, IBS, LCBM, and LPCV).

GRAL’s priorities are to decipher and integrate knowledge on the structure and dynamics of biological molecules and their function in the cellular context, in space and time.

The integrated approaches to address biological questions at different scales of resolution, analyzing their dynamics and function in vitro and in vivo model systems, will provide important results for basic science and will open up new opportunities in health, environment, and biotechnologies.

About us

GRAL was selected for funding as a Laboratoire d’excellence (Labex) through the “Investissements d’avenir” programme of the French government in 2011. GRAL’s funding has been extended until 2028 through the Chemistry, Biology and Health Graduate School of Université Grenoble Alpes.

The project is at the interface between structural and cellular biology, and is multidisciplinary by nature. Its scientists, research staff, and students conduct forefront and innovative research in structural biology, cellular biology, integrative biology, plant biology, nanobiology, pathogenic-host interactions, cancer biology, molecular chemistry…

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Support for technology transfer

Support for technology transfer

GRAL can support the early stages of development of emerging technologies in Integrated Structural and Cell Biology (derived from academic research within GRAL labs: BioSanté, IBS, LCBM, and LPCV). Financial support from GRAL will help scientists increase the level of...

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Aleksandra Mironova

Aleksandra Mironova

Aleksandra Mironova works at the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory (LPCV).   Her project: Phase Separation of EARLY FLOWERING 3 and Plant Thermoresponse  Hello, my name is Aleksandra Mironova. I am a PhD student at working at the LPCV, IRIG and the ESRF since...

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Borys Pedenko

Borys Pedenko

Borys Pedenko works at the Institut de Biologie Structurale.     His project: Structure of the HIV-1 envelope glycoprotein in complex with a novel bnAb LN02  Hello! My name is Borys, and I am from Ukraine! I am a PhD student working on the potential HIV vaccine...

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