Santé et Bio technologies Infrastructures

Infrastructure Française pour la Biologie Structurale Intégrée

FRISBI

Keywords: Integrated structural biology; project-based access; high throughput automation; expression systems; sample production; biochemical and biophysical characterization; biomolecular interactions; crystallization; X-ray crystallography; electron microscopy

Summary

The French Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology (FRISBI) was created in May 2011 to set up high-end instrumentation in structural biology and make it available to the French and European, academic and private scientific communities. FRISBI is a distributed infrastructure comprising five centres (Strasbourg, Grenoble, Montpellier, Marseille and Paris-Saclay) open since June 2012 for project-based access to cutting-edge instruments and know-how for structural biology; including sample preparation and characterization, spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography, NMR and electron microscopy.

 

Access is open via FRISBI website (frisbi.eu) and projects are selected according to technical feasibility, scientific impact and availability of resources. 

 

Since the opening of FRISBI, around 12 000 user access projects have been performed resulting to more than 1 600 publications citing FRISBI. Since 2015, FRISBI has established an annual funded access call to contribute towards the costs of user projects. Thanks to the extension of FRISBI funding a 9th funded access call was opened in 2023. FRISBI also has an important role in training, around 3500 users were trained on FRISBI platforms. Also, FRISBI played a central role in launching the first French National training school in structural biology (ReNaFoBis) and through co-organisation of courses, scientific workshops. FRISBI has established relationships with other national and European infrastructures.

 

FRISBI is an active participant in the INSB “club” and participates in the working groups implemented (tariff, communication, governance structure & industry relationship).

 

Also, FRISBI coordinates national roadmaps to implement new technologies, reinforces the technology transfer between academic research groups and industry for technological developments, biotechnology and therapeutic applications.

 

FRISBI has become a driving force in France and beyond in integrated structural biology and therefore needs long term support.

 

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.

General informations

Acronym: FRISBI
Reference Number: 10-INBS-0005
Project Region: Grand Est
Discipline: 5 - Bio Med
PIA investment: 35,800,000 €
Start date: April 2011
End date: December 2024

Project coordination : Bruno KLAHOLZ
Email: klaholz@igbmc.fr

Consortium du projet

Etablissement coordinateur : CNRS Alsace (Strasbourg)
Partenaire(s) : CNRS Alpes (Grenoble), CNRS délégation Occitanie Est, CNRS Provence Corse (Marseille), CNRS IDF Sud (Gif)

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