The institute

The IBMP, Institut de biologie moléculaire des plantes, represents an inescapable pole regarding research and education in plant biology in France.

Attached to the Institut National des Sciences Biologiques of CNRS, the IBMP is associated with the University of Strasbourg. The institute gathers about 200 persons including researchers, professors, engineers, technicians, PhD students and post-doc fellows.

The IBMP provides a research of excellence aiming, through the study of fundamental processes of the life of plants, to answer major social challenges in nutrition, health and environment.

Thanks to multiple expertise (molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, metabolomics, microscopy), the institute attempts to decipher mechanisms of plant gene expression regulation, study how plants grow and develop, understand how plants can adapt to their environment, discover how viruses or bacteria interact with the plant world or identify pathways essential for the synthesis of bioactive molecules important for food production or medicine.

State-of-the-art platforms in imaging, metabolomics, gene expression, bioinformatics, proteins engineering, plant production, developed at IBMP are accessible to public and private scientific partners .