IGF, the Montpellier Institute of Functional Genomics, is a CNRS-INSERM-University of Montpellier joint research center that develops innovative strategies and methods to explore the mechanisms involved in cell communication. The research programs cover from structural analysis of molecules to integrative biology and translational research, both in the fields of Neuroscience, Physiology and Cancer biology. The main goal of the research activity developed at IGF is to contribute to the understanding of the biological mechanisms and associated pathologies and to promote biomedical applications and the emergence of new therapies.

Founded in 2005 by Pr. Joël Bockaert, IGF is now led by Dr. Jean-Philippe Pin since 2011. IGF welcomes about 250 people - researchers, professors, engineers, technicians, postdocs and students - working into the 23 research teams, five technological platforms and research support services.

Located within the University-Hospital campus 'Arnaud de Villeneuve', IGF provides a very dynamic and stimulating scientific environment. IGF is part of many national and international research networks (Europe, North-America, China, Australia, North-Africa ...). IGF has also developed fruitful interactions with socio-economic partners and constantly encourages the promotion of discoveries and entrepreneurship. In addition, the nearby University Hospital is a real opportunity for the development of projects that includes translational and clinical research programs.

Last but not least, IGF is heavily involved in research training (PhD, training students to master, BTS, IUT ...) and is actively involved in the dissemination of scientific knowledge (Brain Awareness Week, Fête de la Science, public conferences ..) at local and national level.



Jean-Philippe Pin

  IGF Nord 223b

  04 34 35 92 89


Deputy director

Philippe Lory

  IGF Sud 129

  04 34 35 92 51


General secretary

Anne Chabannes
IR2, Inserm

  IGF Nord 006

  04 34 35 92 81