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Missions, organisation and staff

The Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS) was created on January 1st 2014. It brings together almost all the research in Biology of the Pierre et Marie Curie Campus within the Sorbonne Université, for which research in biology has a long standing tradition. Located in a building on the Quai St-Bernard, by the Seine river, the IBPS hosts over 500 people across 5 units and 6 technological platforms.

The missions of the IBPS

The IBPS was created by the Sorbonne University and the CNRS, in association with INSERM. The goal is to become the Sorbonne University’s biology flagship.

The general objectives of the IBPS are to investigate societal issues related to the environment, ageing, neurodegenerative and behavioral diseases, and advance knowledge in basic science. A key aspect of the IBPS research strategy lies in the development of novel methodologies at the interface between Biology and Maths, or Biology and Physics.


The five research units that compose the IBPS represent a very important part of the teaching and research forces of the Sorbonne Université within the following areas:

• UMR 7238: Computational and Quantitatuve Biology (CQB)

• UMR 8256 : INSERM ERL U1164: Biological adaptation and ageing

• UMR 8246 : INSERM U1130: Neuroscience

• UMR 7622: Developmental Biology Laboratory

• UMR 8237: Laboratoire Jean Perrin

Besides those units, the IBPS features six core technological platforms in the area of Imaging, Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular interactions, Aquatic animal Facility, Rodent Animal Facility.

Michel Labouesse, IBPS Director


  • Manager : Michel Labouesse
  • General Secretary: Amal Mossab
  • Scientific affairs manager: Valérie Goguel
  • Communication officers: Anatole Oger
  • Operations manager: Pierre Netter
  • Platforms financial manager: Mylène Jomie (20%)
  • Administration financial manager: Françoise Commercy
  • Human resources assistant : Karine Roulin

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