The "Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle" (IGF) /Institute for Functional Genomics is a major centre for basic research in Montpellier. IGF was evaluated as an "Institute that provides a very strong environment for research at the highest level".
Research at IGF focuses on cell signaling and communication processes, as well as on disease mechanismsin the fields of neurobiology, cardiology, endocrinology and oncology. Major activities range from structural pharmacology to systems biology, from pre-clinical models of diseases to translational research.
One major goal at IGF is to identify novel concepts in molecular medicine offering new possibilities and strategies for diagnostic tools or therapies.