History

The Institute History

The IGDR “Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes” is a CNRS research laboratory (UMR) associated with the University of Rennes 1.

The laboratory is the result of several evolutions:

In 1993, the CNRS laboratory Genetic Recombination of Pr Francis GALIBERT moved from the Hospital Saint Louis in Paris to Rennes in order to develop research around genetics with the laboratory Human Genetics located on the Health campus of Rennes.

The department of Biology and Genetics of Development then moved from the Sciences campus (Beaulieu) to the Health campus (Villejean) to join and reinforce the laboratory Genetic Recombination.

This association led to the creation of a Laboratory of Genetics and Development that evolved toward the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR).

Since its creation in 2004, the IGDR recruited 7 research teams headed by young group leaders starting their team and mainly working on Cell Division, Cell Biology and Development Biology.

Today, the IGDR hosts 21 research teams and works at the intersection of Research, Education and Health.

In Brittany, the IGDR is currently the major research institute dedicated to basic research in Biology.

Timeline

  • 1988 – Pr Francis GALIBERT creates the laboratory Genetic Recombination (UPR 41) at the hospital Saint Louis in Paris.
  • 1993 – The laboratory Genetic Recombination moves on the Health campus of Rennes joined by Pr Jean Yves LE GALL's laboratory of Human Genetics.
  • 1996 – Pr Michel PHILIPPE and his department Biology and Genetics of Development moves from the Sciences campus of Rennes to join Pr Francis GALIBERT's laboratory.
  • 2000 – The laboratory directed by Beverley OSBORNE is renamed Laboratory of Genetics and Development (UMR 6061).
  • 2004 – Claude PRIGENT takes the direction of the laboratory and renames it Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR).
  • 2012 – The IGDR (UMR 6061) welcomed research teams coming from the laboratory Molecular and Cellular Interactions (UMR 6026) and becomes UMR 6290. This new evolution corresponds to the association of 16 research teams from the ex-UMR 6061 with 4 teams from the ex-UMR 6026.
  • 2017 – Pr Reynald GILLET takes the direction of the laboratory

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