The Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse
The Center for Integrative Biology in Toulouse (CBI Toulouse) regroups five research departments that form a strong pole in post-genomic biology, with a total of about 400 researchers. It brings together high-level research groups involved in the understanding of fundamental biological processes including genome dynamics and expression, morphogenesis and development, cognition and behaviour. Importantly, these questions are tackled at different scales, from isolated molecules to organisms in society.
The objective of the CBI is to foster synergies between these teams through the integration of multi-scale information in order to design new biological models and meet the immense scientific and technological challenges in post-genomic biology. Thanks to its structuring nature, its critical mass and the complementary skills of its staff, the CBI is a major site of multi-scale integrative biology. The CBI develops its scientific project along four federative axes: "Genome Dynamics", "Cell Dynamics and Development", "Molecular, Cellular and Behavioral Neurosciences" and "Computational and Systems Biology".
From 2018 on, all five departments will be regrouped in a unique location thanks to the construction of a new building on the campus of the University of Toulouse-Paul Sabatier.