Institut de Biologie Paris Seine - FR3631

The Institut de Biologie Paris-Seine (IBPS) was created on January 1st 2014. It brings together almost all the research in Biology of the Jussieu Campus within the University Pierre et Marie Curie, for which research in biology has a long standing tradition. Located in a building on the Quai St-Bernard, by the Seine river, the IBPS hosts over 500 people across 5 units and 6 technological platforms.

The missions of the IBPS

The IBPS was created by the UPMC and the CNRS, in association with INSERM. The goal is to become the UPMC’s biology flagship.

The general objectives of the IBPS are to investigate societal issues related to the environment, ageing, neurodegenerative and behavioral diseases, and advance knowledge in basic science. A key aspect of the IBPS research strategy lies in the development of novel methodologies at the interface between Biology and Maths, or Biology and Physics.


The five research units that compose the IBPS represent a very important part of the teaching and research forces of the UPMC within the following areas:

• UMR 7238 : Computational and Quantiative Biology (CQB)

• UMR 8256 / INSERM ERL U1164: Biological Adaptation and Ageing

• UMR 7138 : Evolution

• UMR 8246 / INSERM U1130: Neurosciences

• UMR 7622 : Developmental Biology

Besides those units, the IBPS features six core technological platforms in the area of Imaging, Genomics, Proteomics, Molecular interactions, Aquatic animal Facility, Rodent Animal Facility.

Michel Labouesse

IBPS Director


  • Manager : Michel Labouesse
  • Scientific affairs manager : Isabelle Tratner
  • General secretary : Amal Mossab
  • Operations manager : Pierre Netter
  • Platforms financial manager : Christelle Cagniart
  • Administration financial manager : Françoise Commercy
  • Communications officer : Mehdi Six