Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 (UPMC)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6 (UPMC – www.upmc.fr), devoted to science and medicine, is the largest university in France: 4 500 researchers and teachers, 180 laboratories, 30 000 students, 700 scientific PhD delivered per year. The UPMC is involved in numerous European and International partnership agreements (European research projects, international Masters, etc.) giving access to facilities only found at the world largest institutions: France's largest scientific library, scientific infrastructures facilities, large conference venues and strong intellectual environment. UPMC has a wide experience of EU contracts through previous framework programs. Its “European Affairs Office” has managed about 150 EU FP6 and FP7 projects. UPMC has three marine stations, one of them is the Station Biologique de Roscoff (SBR) which is the laboratory involved in this project.
The SBR is jointly operated by UPMC and CNRS. The SBR hosts 2 main research units, namely “Adaptation and diversity in the marine environment” (UMR 7144 CNRS-UPMC), “Integrative biology and Marine Model Organisms” (UMR 8277 CNRS-UPMC). These units are supported by a number of common core services (FR2424), including extensive facilities for the onsite or remote supply of various marine organisms (Marine Biological Resource Centre) and technical platforms for high throughput analyses, from gene sequences to transcripts and proteins. The Roscoff Culture Collection (RCC), part of the MBRC in Roscoff, is the national marine microalgal culture collection in France and with ca. 3500 strains is one of the 3 largest resource centres of its type in the world. Access to the CRBM and technological platforms of the SBR is offered through the national infrastructure “EMBRC-France”, the French node of the ESFRI infrastructure “EMBRC” (European Marine Biological Resource Centre).