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Sorbonne Université (UPMC)

Sorbonne Université (formerly The Université Pierre et Marie Curie: UPMC) is one of the largest universities in France (4,500 researchers and teachers, 180 laboratories, 30,000 students, 700 PhDs delivered per year) and is devoted to science and medicine. The UPMC is ranked 35th (6th in Europe) in the ARWU Shanghai University ranking in 2014. 

UPMC hosts the EMBRC Headquarters in Paris and, together with (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) CNRS, leads EMBRC-France. This is a research infrastructure distributed over three marine biological stations: the SBR (Station Biologique de Roscoff) located in Brittany on the Atlantic coast; OOV (Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur mer) and OOB (Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls sur mer), located at either extremity of the French Mediterranean coast. These three complementary installations of the French node are run by the same operators (UPMC and CNRS) and are an undeniable force in marine biology and oceanography. Their tradition of transnational access (TA) dedicated to collaborative marine research worldwide goes back to their establishment in the late 19th century. They operate as unique research infrastructure by providing access for researchers – permanent and non-resident – to coastal ecosystems and to a wide range of living organisms and to marine organism collections (microalgae at SBR, bacteriae at OOB and microplankton at OOV).

UPMC will be the overall coordinator of the project: it will offer TA, it will lead WP1 and JRA3 and JRA4, and will participate actively in all other JRAs and NAs.

Acronym: 
UPMC
Founded: 
1109
Director: 
Jean Chambaz
Employees: 
9600
Number of research groups: 
100
Address: 
4 Place Jussieu
75005 Paris
France
Location: 
Paris
Parent Member Country: 
France
EMBRC Partner: 

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