Institut title: Turing Centre for Living Systems
Topics: Living Systems, Research, Education, Teaching-Research Relationship
Disciplinary fields: Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Immunology, Neurosciences
Summary: The CENTURI project aims to explore living systems by studying the origins of their complexity through an interdisciplinary approach. This project brings together 48 research groups on the Luminy Campus. It has enabled the recruitment of more than 120 people (Researchers, Engineers, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students) over the 10-year contract period. The project will also support the creation of a Graduate School comprising Masters and PhDs in Biology, Physics and Bioinformatics with interdisciplinary links (Physics-Biology, Maths/Info-Biology).
Capitalizing on the experience initiated by the Labex INFORM, the CENTURI Institute aims to structure innovative interdisciplinary research on the dynamics of living systems, bringing together the study of development, neuroscience and immunity. This is a strong axis towards which Luminy’s largest biology research centres converge, namely IBDM (development), CIML (immunology) and INMED (neurosciences). To achieve this, CENTURI is targeting locks identified in the framework of INFORM, first and foremost the development of a community of physicists and mathematicians using theoretical and computational approaches in collaboration with experimental biology teams.
Institut interlocutor: Thomas Lecuit
Institut duration: 01/28/2017 – 11/30/2025
Call for proposal: Instituts Convergences