GIANT Review #13

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 […]