Who am I? project is built around 27 academic teams from 8 partner institutes and one industrial partner. All the participating teams have been selected for their strong scientific credentials, their dynamism, and their motivation to create an interdisciplinary environment and create together a coherent network with diverse and highly complementary skills. Groups from the Unité d’Epigénétique et Destin Cellulaire (EDC) provide expertise in epigenetics and stem cells; groups from the Institut Jacques Monod (IJM) and the Unité Pathologie et Virologie Moléculaire (PVM) bring strengths in cell biology, genetics, evolution and genomics; the teams from the Institut Cochin are experts in developmental biology and disease pathologies; the TaMaRa teams are well-known for work on evolution and molecular genetics; the laboratory of Matière et Systèmes Complexes (MCS) has extensive experience in applying physics and mathematics to problems in biology; the Centre de Recherche Psychanalyse, Médecine et Société (CRPMS) brings experts working at the interface between medicine and society; and the Centre de Recherche Sens, Ethique et Société (CERSES) provides an important perspective from the social sciences on ethical and social implications of research in biology. Genomic Vision is a company that grew out of basic research on single DNA molecules and is now applying this technology to diagnostics.
The proposed partnership is also based on major scientific and interdisciplinary collaborations already existing between the partner teams.
At the exception of Genomic Vision, all the Who am I? partner teams are included within the PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, the project host institution.