4th FrenchBIC school on methods for studying metals in chemistry-biology: november 4th-8th 2024 in Grenoble

Pre-registrations now closed


Cette école thématique CNRS MetBio sera organisée du 4 au 8 novembre 2024 sous l’égide du FrenchBic et conjointement par le LabEx Arcane et l’Institut des Métaux de Biologie de Grenoble (IMBG).

L’école, qui se déroulera en anglais, accueillera 52 jeunes chercheurs/chercheuses (du doctorat aux premières années après le recrutement chercheur·e/ingénieur·e). La formation se déroulera sous forme de cours et des travaux pratiques dédiés aux méthodes d’études des métaux en chimie-biologie. Elle aura pour but d’initier les participants à de nouvelles techniques et de les aider à mieux appréhender les paramètres spectroscopiques, la réactivité ainsi que les propriétés structurales ou électroniques de leurs objets d’étude.

Le petit nombre de participant·e·s permettra d’organiser des TPs en groupes réduits, et de favoriser les interactions avec les enseignant·e·s tout au long du séjour. La participation des plus jeunes chercheurs est favorisée par des tarifs d’inscription privilégiés. Les personnes employées par le CNRS peuvent obtenir de la formation permanente la prise en charge complète de leurs frais.

This CNRS MetBio thematic school will be organized from the 4th to the 8th of November 2024 under the aegis of FrenchBic and jointly with LabEx Arcane and the Institute of Metals in Biology of Grenoble (IMBG).

The school, english speaking, will host 52 young researchers, young assistant professors, engineers and technicians, PhD students and post doctoral researchers. The training will take place in the form of courses and practical works dedicated to the methods of studying metals in chemistry-biology. It will aim to improve the knowledge of the participants to new techniques and to help them for a better understanding of the spectroscopic parameters, reactivity as well as the structural or electronic properties of their objects of study.

The small number of participants will make it possible to organize practical sessions in restricted groups, and to encourage interactions with teachers throughout the week. PhD candidates will benefit from a privileged price to promote the training of young scientists. CNRS employees can obtain full coverage of their costs.

Accomodation and location

Le Chateau de la Commanderie, hotel restaurant spa ***,  will welcome you at the gates of Grenoble. The venue, pleasant and relaxing, is the right place for discussions.
Practicals will take place in the laboratories of CEA, CNRS and UGA.

Public transport from Grenoble train station to the location (35 min):
Take bus C1 direction “Meylan, Maupertuis” > get off at “Docteur Martin” (4 stops) > take the bus C4 at the same stop, direction  “Eybens, Le Verderet” > get off at “Le Bourg” (14 stops) > 4 min walk to Avenue de Bresson.

Bus ticket to buy at the bus station or by SMS: “1H” at 93 123 (1.90€).


Arrival: Monday 4th, welcome between 12.00 and 1.30 pm. 1st lecture at 1.30 pm.
Departure: Friday 8th, after lunch.


Four practicals (half a day each, in small group):

Poster session.

Registration fees
  • CNRS employees 0 € (full coverage of their costs)
  • Non-CNRS PhD student or post-doc 350 €
  • Other public research employees 450 €
  • Private companies 800 € (discount applied for sponsors)

These fees include course, accommodation in twin rooms (single room available with extra fee) and full board from Monday, November the 4th afternoon to Friday, November the 8th at lunch.


>> Contact of selected participants by the end of May (from the 30th) <<

Steps of registration:

  1. Pre-register between February 16th and May 10th.
  2. By the end of May, upon selection by the organizing committee, you will receive an email prompting you to finalize your registration through the Azur Colloque application, which requires payment.
    The registration, accomodation and transport are free for CNRS employees. Select “CNRS Agent – cost 0€” on the app.
  3. You may pay by purchase order only if you belong to a French lab. You will be asked the name and email of your financial secretary, who will receive further instructions to proceed with the money transfer.
    NB: CNRS credit cards cannot be used to pay this registration.
    – Foreign participants must pay by credit card. Ensure you have your card details ready to complete the payment process. Your registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
    – By money transfer, label it with your name and the name of the school (Metbio2024).
    Non-refundable registration fee unless visa is denied or for justifiable medical reasons.
  4. Upon successful completion of the payment step, you will receive an email confirming your registration.