(The Labex GRAL-University of Grenoble) – Call for applications 2024-2025

In the framework of the Chemistry Biology Health (CBH) Graduate School of Université Grenoble Alpes, the Grenoble Alliance for Integrated Structural and Cell Biology (GRAL) funds MSc (Master 2) research scholarships.

We seek motivated candidates who did not study for their BSc in Grenoble and are planning to:

  • attend one of the following Master programmes (2nd year MSc / Master 2 / M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes (taught in English):
  • & do a research internship in Integrated Structural & Cell Biology at one of the labs associated with the GRAL programme in Grenoble: BGEBioSantéIBSLCBM, and LPCV (see list of possible projects below).

A maximum of 6 GRAL scholarships are offered to cover the academic year from September 2024 to June 2025, which includes 4 months of courses and 6 months of research internship for most programmes.
The amount of the scholarship is 5500 € paid in 2 instalments (4000€ in September and 1500€ in February) and an internship grant (‘gratification de stage‘) during the research internship (ca. 600€ per month).

The call is open to EU and non-EU students.

The candidates must not have studied in Grenoble for their BSc, and either have moved to Grenoble for the 1st of Master or move to Grenoble for the 2nd year of Master.

The student must apply to one of the above mentionned Master programmes at UGA and must contact the potential supervisor(s) of their research internship.

TO APPLY: the candidates must send a unique pdf file to labex-gral @ univ-grenoble-alpes . fr (e-mail subject: M2-2024-LastName) before May 20th 2024 (23:59, CET), including:

  • A cover letter indicating the selected MSc programme at Université Grenoble Alpes, and 2 choices (ranked) for the 6-month research internship project
  • A CV
  • Diplomas and copies of academic transcripts for the last 2 academic years (translated to French or English if appropriate)
  • For non-native English speakers, level of language proficiency (e.g. TOEIC, Bulats, etc.)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • E-candidate portal application number, if known

The applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of representatives of the GRAL Directory and the Master programmes.

The scholarship is conditional to the registration to one of the above programmes of the master’s degree in Biology, Plant Biology, or Health Engineering of Université Grenoble Alpes, and to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic record in the programme. The application and admission to a 2nd year MSc programme (M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes is fully independent of the GRAL Scholarship. Application deadlines may differ between the different programmes. See admission requirements on Université Grenoble Alpes’s website: http://www.univ-grenoble-alpes.fr/fr/grandes-missions/formation/candidatures-et-inscriptions/

Schedule:

  • Opening of the call for applications: March 2024
  • Applications must be submitted by May 20th 2024
  • Results: June 2024

List of research internships available for the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.
Academic Year 2024-2025

A maximum of one scholarship per research group/team will be funded by GRAL.

Supervisor(s) Host lab Title of the M2 research internship
Alexandre Bouron BGE Intracellular calcium signalling in cancer cells Summary – Bouron
Camille Sayou BGE Exploring the role of ubiquitin proteases in transcriptional regulation using an innovative genetic screen Summary – Sayou
Christophe Masselon & Delphine Pflieger BGE Deciphering the detailed composition of intact nucleosomes by mass spectrometry Summary – Masselon
Flora Clément & Pierre Caullet BGE Study of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma initiation using a 3D in vitro model for biomarker discovery Summary – Clément
Elisa Migliorini & Julien Gautrot BioSanté Biomimetic polymeric brushes presenting BMPs to induce stem cells osteogenic differentiation Summary – Migliorini
Nadia Alfaidy BioSanté Characterization of the prokineticin1-mediated protection of the fetal brain in preterm pregnancies: case of chorioamnionitis Summary – Alfaidy
Nicolas Ricard BioSanté Intercellular communication alterations in lungs and liver following ALK1 deletion in mice Summary – Ricard
Odile Filhol-Cochet BioSanté Study of the metastasic process using 3D cancer cell models in a microfluidic chip Summary – Filhol-Cochet
Cécile Breyton & Guy Schoehn IBS In vitro reconstitution of bacteriophage 9NA with its Salmonella lipopolysaccharide receptor Summary – Breyton
Cécile Morlot IBS Structural study of coat polymers at the surface of the Bacillus subtilis endospore Summary – Morlot
Dominique Bourgeois & Virgile Adam IBS Towards quantitative super-resolution fluorescence microscopy Summary – Bourgeois
Eugenio De La Mora & Yvain Nicolet IBS Design of bioactive synthetic peptides Summary – De La Mora
Jean-Baptiste Reiser IBS Biophysical and interaction characterization of recombinant IgM against PyVBK virus Summary – Reiser
Pauline Macheboeuf IBS Structural studies on the peptidoglycan biosynthesis complex from Pseudomonas aeruginosa Summary – Macheboeuf
Pierre Caron & Joanna Timmins IBS Regulation of the Base Excision Repair pathway in the context of chromatin Summary – Caron
Romain Vivès IBS Enzymatic alteration of cell-surface glycan landscape in human disease Summary – Vivès
Aurélien Deniaud LCBM Correlative microscopy to explore the Canal of Hering Summary – Deniaud
Alexandra Colin LPCV Reconstitution of cytoskeleton-based living materials for information tasks Summary – Colin
Christel Carles LPCV Characterisation of a dual chromatin switch in plants Summary – Carles
Morgane Michaud & Félix Weis LPCV Structural characterization of AtVPS13M1, a lipid transfer protein involved in plant response to phosphate starvation Summary – Michaud
Renaud Dumas & Félix Weis LPCV Structural characterization of LFY transcription factor Summary – Dumas

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