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7 June – French American Workshop 2019

Du 27/05/2019 au 04/08/2019

  The 8th edition of the French American Workshop will take place on 7 June 2019 at Maison MINATEC in Grenoble, as the highlight event of the GIANT International Internship Programme. This networking event, supported by région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, gathers academics, scientists and students. We aim at developing the French-American network around opportunities in the fields[...]

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LED lights may be bad for Van Gogh paintings


An international team of scientists has used synchrotron X-rays to better understand why some bright yellow colors in Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings turn brown over time, while others do not. The research focused on chrome yellow, a color favored by Van Gogh to depict sunshine and light. Several types of this yellow were found to […]

Grenoble gets a new Joint Service Unit

A new Joint Service Unit: Integrated Structural Biology, Grenoble (ISBG)


The French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), Joseph Fourier University (UJF), the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and the CEA have created a new Joint Service Unit (UMS 3518) for integrated structural biology. Open since Jan. 1, 2013, the new unit brings together the research platforms of the French Structural Biology Institute (IBS) and the […]

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GIANT members promote careers in science and engineering


What’s the best way to encourage bright young students to pursue careers in science and engineering? Simple: Give them an insider’s view of the exciting opportunities available in these fast-growing fields. That’s the reasoning behind a new youth outreach initiative by the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA) and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility […]

Vicky Doan

Vicky Doan


Vicky Doan, an American Ph.D from University of Pennsylvania, participated in the MINATEC Summer Program@GIANT last summer and carried out an international research experience at the ESRF. During her stay in Europe, she interviewed two Nobel laureates: Mario Molina and Robert Laughlin at the Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany. Watch their entire debate […]