The Institute is proud to be a laureate of the prestigious award Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx), since 2011 as part of the French national program “Investments for the Future” and more recently the “Initiative of excellence” (IDEX) of the University of Strasbourg.

We are part of the Scientific Excellence Cluster Integrative Molecular and Cellular Biology (ITI IMCBio) of the University of Strasbourg together with the IGBMC, IBMC, IBMP, GMGM. This cluster unites the forces of four LabEx of complementary leading expertise in molecular and cellular biology, INRT (Integrative biology: Nuclear dynamics, Regenerative and Translational medicine), MitoCross (Mitochondria-nucleus Cross-talk), NetRNA (Networks of regulatory RNAs) and our very own HepSYS (Functional genomics of viral hepatitis and liver disease). This cluster drives scientific excellence and collaboration at the local level and also provides unique training opportunities for Master and PhD candidates in the frame of the Graduate School “Integrative Molecular and Cellular Biology” (EUR IMCBio).

Graduate School - EUR IMCBio

Our LabEx HepSYS is part of the IMCBio graduate school. The school is built on  four different Laboratories of Excellence federating five research Institutes. This strategic collaboration covers all areas of modern biology at level of genes, cells and organisms, from model systems to diseases.

The IMCBio graduate school aims to educate the leading researchers of tomorrow, who will share their scientific and soft skills to inspire others. Our ambition is to give the possibility to the new generation of students to build a unique expertise at the interfaces in biology. 

Interdisciplinary Thematic Institutes - ITI IMCBio+

In addition, we are part of the Scientific Excellence initiative ITI IMCBio.  This cluster is built on the Graduate School IMCBio that was funded in 2017, and on four LabEx (INRT, NetRNA, Mitocross and our own HepSYS) federating five internationally recognized institutes associated with CNRS, Inserm and the University of Strasbourg.

This Biopole is based on:

  • creating a continuum between advanced students training and research
  • exploiting interdisciplinary expertise at the interface of biology
  • using advanced infrastructures to decipher the complexity of living organisms and the mechanisms underlying human diseases
  • promoting translation of fundamental knowledge to impactful discoveries