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Chemistry, Biology and Health Graduate School aims to provide:
• Students with a high quality of training, life on-campus and international experience with interdisciplinary aspects and preparation for their future professional lives through extensive hands-on research experience.
• International visibility to our graduate students in line with our top-class research.

CBH Graduate School supports graduate students from start to finish and beyond, continuously improves the quality of the programs on offer, and enhances national and international visibility.

This Graduate School involves 4 faculties (UFR of Chemistry Biology and of Physical and Sports activities, Faculties of Medecine and Pharmacy) and 2 Doctoral Schools (EDCSV and EDISCE) and relies on University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) CBH research department, which gives it a natural training through research interface.


Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology since 1998 at UJF then UGA, Director of the Biology UFR from 2009 to 2013, responsible for biology teaching since then, Stefan Nonchef author of “Un siècle d'écologie à l'Université de Grenoble” (Editions Libel) has taken a well-deserved retirement!

The prestigious "Advanced Grants" awarded by the ERC (European Research Council) are intended to support research projects for outstanding leaders in terms of the originality and significance of their research contributions. The European Research Council announced on March 28th 2019 the selection of the winners of the "ERC Advanced Grant 2018" and four researchers of UGA CBH research department have been awarded.

Frédéric Saudou, Director of the Grenoble Institut Neuroscience (UGA/Inserm) and UGA-CHUGA professor for his project on Huntington’s disease. His team studies the molecular mechanisms that leads to neurodegeneration Huntington’s disease (HD).

Giovanni Finazzi, CNRS research director in the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory for his project, entitled "ChloroMito", which aims to characterize the role of subcellular energy interactions in optimizing photosynthesis in marine phytoplankton.

Martin Blackledge, group leader of the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS - CEA/CNRS/UGA mixed research unit), for his project on the atomic resolution description of highly dynamic molecular assemblies and their role in viral replication.

Renaud Demadrille, CEA researcher at Molecular Systems and nanoMaterials for Energy and Health laboratory (SyMMES - CEA/CNRS/UGA) for his project, "PISCO" (Photochromic Solar Cells: Towards Photovoltaic Devices with Variable and Self-Adaptable Optical Transmission), which focuses on the development of photochromic solar cells, these new generation hybrid cells are photovoltaic devices with variable optical transmission.



The photonic imaging center PIC-GIN provides imaging equipment and proficiency to help develop your scientific projects in neuroscience and life science. Several photonic microscopy techniques are available to study molecules, organelles, cells, whole organisms, healthy and/or diseased tissues at various scales.

The PIC GIN research engineers are available to assist you for the duration of your projects. Please contact us at :

Université Grenoble Alpes is a founding partner of The Conversation FR, the online media is a website combining academic expertise and journalistic know-how to offer the general public free, independent and quality information.

The last articles in chemistry written by the experts of the UGA :

La chimie bio-inspirée pour un monde plus économe en énergie
Carole Duboc and Damien Jouvenot (DCM), January 9th 2019

Conversation avec Jean Pierre Sauvage : Nobel de chimie et machines moléculaires
Damien Jouvenot (DCM), October 9th 2019

Publication Director: Anne Milet

Coordination and writing:
Kissia Ravanel, Cassandre Molinari

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