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Clinatec: a unique facility for the advancement of medical technology

Jointly supported by the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Grenoble-Alpes University Hospital (CHU-GA), Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and Fonds de Dotation Clinatec, Clinatec benefits from the world-class […]

Samples from the Ryugu asteroid studied in Grenoble

Launched in 2014 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Hayabusa2 successfully returned samples from the Ryugu asteroid to Earth in 2020. Researchers from the Grenoble Institute of Planetary science […]

Interconnecting extended reality: locally, nationally and at the European level

The recent installation of a large-scale CAVE (Cave Automatic Virtual Environment) has reinforced the extended reality technology of the VISION-R platform of G-SCOP – a multidisciplinary research laboratory jointly supported […]

Open-label placebos: harnessing the effect without the deception

There is increasing evidence suggesting that placebos remain effective, for example for the treatment of chronic pain, even when patients are aware that what they are receiving contains no active […]

Glasses: recent advances to understand a long-used material

Though glassmaking can be traced back to 3000 BCE, with evidence that naturally occurring glass was used as a tool even earlier, a basic understanding of many aspects of the […]

MOFs inspired by nature for environmental remediation

One of the focus areas of the Basque Center for Materials, Applications & Nanostructures (BCMaterials) in Bilbao is the development of materials and devices for environmental prevention, monitoring and remediation […]

EMBL Grenoble: advancing science through innovative technology

The Instrumentation Team at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble has worked for more than 30 years to support scientists through the development of advanced innovative technology. Early […]

Local collaboration for the analysis of ancient Egyptian papyrus

Unique insights into the composition of pigments used on ancient Egyptian papyrus fragments have been revealed by a complementary multi-technique approach implemented by researchers from the European Synchrotron (ESRF) and […]

Nicolas BEROUD

Nicolas Beroud, as Deputy Director of Agence Grenoble Alpes, works to highlight the attractiveness of living and working in Grenoble Alpes, tailoring support for companies and talent through his comprehensive […]

A GIANT transition to combat the climate and energy crisis

Human activities are the main cause of the steadily rising concentration of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, which are directly linked to increasing average global temperature on Earth. Global […]

Micro electronics: a GIANT contribution to a global challenge

Semiconductors are a tiny but integral part of almost all electronic devices in the world today, from smartphones and cameras to computers, medical devices and cars. As demand far exceeds […]

CrystalDirect + MASSIF-1: a new level of automation in structural biology

Strong collaboration between scientists and engineers from the European Synchrotron (ESRF) and European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Grenoble, formalized within the framework of the Joint Structural Biology Group (JSBG), […]


Francine Papillon, as Head of the GIANT Programs Department at CEA Grenoble since 2013 and Coordinator of the GIANT Executive Committee since 2017, is responsible for the design and creation […]

The importance of an anchored design for cross-sector partnerships in the health sector

Cross-sector partnerships (CSPs) – uniting major actors like the UN and NGOs, together with national and private associations, companies and donors – have emerged in recent years as a new […]

TS structure revealed using neutrons: a journey from Grenoble to space and back again

The atomic-level structure of bacteria-derived tryptophan synthase (TS) – a key enzyme involved in the ability of salmonella and other bacteria to cause infection – has been revealed by a […]

SPINTEC: spinning electronics (and Grenoble?) into the future

Grenoble is a world-renowned microelectronics hub but the downscaling that has defined the trajectory of the sector since the 1960s is approaching its limit as the size of transistors reaches […]

Carnot: supporting public-private research to drive innovation

The Carnot institutes are public research structures that have earned the Carnot label after demonstrating scientific excellence and commitment to partner-oriented research that promotes industrial innovation. The four members of […]

Ice Memory: preserving glacial archives for future generations

Glaciers are a unique natural archive with each successive layer capable of revealing the state of the climate and atmosphere over a period of years dating back centuries and even […]

Battery School: training the workforce to power the energy transition

Grenoble is a territory that has been intimately linked with all aspects of energy since the invention of hydroelectricity in 1870. Today, the ecosystem is establishing itself as a dynamic […]