Logo PSB The Partnership for Structural Biology

Mission / Short description

The Partnership for Structural Biology (PSB) in Grenoble is a collaborative research initiative established by a Memorandum of Understanding in 2002. The PSB brings together several major European research institutes to advance the field of structural biology: the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), the Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS), and the Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), all located on the European Photon and Neutron (EPN) campus.

The PSB aims to foster resource sharing and collaboration among the member organisations, ultimately driving breakthroughs in understanding the structure and function of biological molecules. It is renowned for its scientific infrastructure and expertise in structural biology.

The collaboration between these partner institutes enables researchers to access a comprehensive range of cutting-edge techniques and instrumentation.

The PSB involves over 300 structural biologists, including 45 postdocs and 75 PhD students. The research carried out within the PSB is broad and diverse, including several strong and clearly identifiable research themes, such as: host-pathogen interactions; membrane proteins; intrinsically disordered proteins; fundamental cellular processes (e.g. transcriptional regulation); extremophiles. Among all the publications produced by PSB scientists every year, close to 15% have multi-partner authorship involving at least two of the PSB partners.

PSB Mission