Public-sector research laboratories
Genopole® hosts a total of around 21 laboratories, in 5 fields of activity:
- genomics/post-genomics/biotherapies, systems and synthetic biology,
- bioinformatics/mathematics/systems biology,
- engineering sciences,
- clinical research.
Thanks to collaboration with national research institutes, the University of Evry-Val d’Essonne and other universities in the Paris Ile-de -France region, Genopole® is now a resolutely multidisciplinary, high-level research site (as witnessed by the positive assessments from France’s national higher education and research assessment agency, the AERES) focused on large-scale biology.
Building on solid foundations in fundamental science (e.g. genomics and post-genomics), Genopole®’s move into the age of proteomics and metabolomics has been spearheaded by new disciplines like systems biology and synthetic biology.
Apart from Généthon (France’s first lab to be equipped with high-throughput biology equipment, thanks to funding from the AFM’s annual Telethon), Genopole® is home to the French national sequencing and genotyping centers - both of which have been housed in the CEA Genomics Institute since 2007. The biopark has structured itself around these pioneers.