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The University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, is the largest university in France, with about 43,000 students and over 4,000 researchers. The present-day French university traces its history to the earlier German language Universität Straßburg, which was founded in 1631, and was divided in the 1970s into three separate institutions: Louis Pasteur University, Marc Bloch University, and Robert Schuman University. On January 1, 2009, the fusion of these three universities recreated a united University of Strasbourg, which is now among Europe’s best in the League of European Research Universities.

The Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology (IGBMC) resulted from the fusion of two Strasbourg laboratories, the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes (LGME) and the Structural Biology Laboratory, led respectively by Pierre Chambon ...

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