LabEx INRT impact beyond IGBMC
LabEx INRT leaves an imprint on the local ecosystem through research projects, students recruitment and training, participation in Strasbourg’s Excellence Initiative (IDEX), innovation detection and technology transfer.
LabEx INRT established links with the local clinical community around the main topics of genetics, neurological diseases, metabolic diseases and cancer through:
- Recruitment of Prof. Jamel Chelly as joint appointment with the University Hospital
- Participation of several LabEx INRT teams in new comprehensive cancer center IRC (Institut Régional du Cancer)
- Association of INSTRUCT/FRISBI infrastructure to local Calls aiming at structuring research efforts in Strasbourg, in particular in the frame of the emergence of Federations for translational and clinical research (FHU: Fédération Hospitalo-Universitaire) and the IRC.
2) Training environment for Master and PhD students
The LabEx INRT and its teams contribute largely to the training of students in diverse discipline and levels at the University, within the frame of the IDEX.
2 programmes are already set:
- the cell physics master programme initiated by the LabEx INRT group leader Daniel Riveline.
It involves 4 scientific departments of the University (physics, biology, chemistry and maths), the Biotechnology school ESBS, and the Institute for Science and Supramolecular engineering (ISIS).
This programme will be launched in September 2015.
- MD-PhD programme which was initiated by the LabEx group leader Valérie Lamour.
This programme is dedicated to the scientific training of future physicians who wish to be involved in biomedical research by providing a dual medical (MD) and scientific degree (PhD).
3) Participation to IDEX excellence and attractiveness
- 2 Professorial Chairs at the Institute for Advanced Studies (USIAS): Pierre Chambon and Jean-Louis Mandel
- 3 USIAS grant awardees: Angela Giangrande, Mei Li (Pierre Chambon's Team), Izabela Sumara
- 17 projects from LabEx INRT teams selected through IDEX calls:
- 7 attractiveness projects (3 of which served to co-fund new recruits including LabEx INRT teams),
- 4 postdoctoral fellowships,
- 2 PhD fellowships,
- 3 interdisciplinary projects with other laboratories in Strasbourg (funded through the Idex-CNRS interdisciplinary fund),
- 1 exploratory project.