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Institute of Structural Biology (IBS) in Grenoble


IBS research focuses on integrated structural biology, which is organized around three major research programs in (i) Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, (ii) Dynamics, Assembly and Reactivity and (iii) Membrane proteins and Glycobiology. Excellence in research is supported by our state of the art infrastructure, which comprises 12 platforms, operated by IBS research groups and administered by the ISBG. Our research covers a wide variety of techniques to provide insight into the structure and function of molecular machines from atomic resolution to the cellular level.

As a partner in this project, IBS intends to cooperate with the EMBL towards training of the Fellows. IBS can host up to 6 Fellows per year in the period 2020-2024 through secondments and introduce them to the ways of working, instrumentation and procedures at IBS. Duration of secondments will be between 2 and 6 months and will be arranged in communication with the Fellow. Fellows who will do secondments at IBS will come from the field related or complementary to the field of work of IBS. At IBS Fellows will have a possibility to learn state of the art methods and technologies related to

X-ray crystallography; Serial crystallography; Cryo-electron microscopy; Membrane proteins; Glycans; Anaerobic proteins; Microspectrophotometry; Small angle X-ray and neutron scattering; Super-resolution microscopy, single molecule FRET; liquid and solid state NMR; Molecular dynamics and a wide range of standard Biophysical methods.

The Fellows will also have a chance to get acquainted with the operation of state of the art cryo electron microscopes, NMR spectrometers and Mass spectrometers. IBS will dedicate supervision capacity for each fellow on secondments. During secondments, Fellows can stay employed by EMBL.

IBS intends also to host mini-secondments in a duration of up to two weeks, during which Fellows will shadow operations at IBS.