This acronym stands for “Carl-Ivar Brändén Building”
named after an internationally admired protein crystallographer who is particularly associated with the development of structural biology in Europe. Carl-Ivar Brändén was also life sciences research director at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility from 1992 to 1997.
The CIBB is centrally located on the International ESRF-ILL-EMBL Common Site at the confluence of the ESRF synchrotron, the ILL neutron reactor and the EMBL-Grenoble outstation. It is easily recognised by its spiral fire escape stairs and its triangle shape. Today, the CIBB houses 100 people affiliated to the five PSB partners with extensive laboratory space and several of the PSB technical platforms.