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Research @CRI
Research @CRI

The Research Collaboratory, advancing knowledge at the crossroads of the life, learning and digital sciences

The CRI Collaboratory is centred around INSERM and Université de Paris Systems Engineering and Evolution Dynamics unit (U1284) that hosts research fellows, selected by an international Scientific Advisory Committee with high-risk, open, collaborative research projects that tackle global health and education SDG challenges, focusing on the following broad topics in order to bridge fundamental research with societal impact:

  • Open synthetic and systems biology – from the foundational understanding of living systems to open-pharma/biotech solutions.
  • Open AI – understanding and shaping the current digital transition in the context of learning, health and/or human-machine paradigms.
  • Open health – from data-rich research to frugal software/hardware development
  • Open learning – from understanding learning to human-machine paradigms
  • Open phronesis – tackling the ethical challenges of our time

The Research Collaboratory is a place where researchers can blend, combine and cross-fertilise ideas to come up with research questions that don’t fit within a single discipline. This we do in an open-science framework, advocating for open publication, open data and open methods while encouraging researchers to involve the general public in all aspects of the scientific process through participatory science and dry/wet open labs. Beyond the research itself, we also investigate and evaluate the research process in an effort to understand scientific methodologies and how to improve upon them. The collaboratory hosts different associations that share our spirit as Just One Giant Lab (JoGL), iGEM Foundation headquarters and runs a start-up in residence program (Gourmey).

  • 12 teams
  • 3 completed, 1 in progress call for fellows
  • 2 workshops and 50+ seminars per year
  • 50+ associated Labs
  • 40+ CRI research projects
Some research projects
Bites, Blood & Behavior
Understanding mosquito blood-feeding behavior
Open Drug Discovery Programme in Africa
A CRI-sponsored postdoctoral opportunity in sub-saharan Africa.
Deciphering ageing by deconvolving physiological and chronological ages
Better understand ageing by using the two-phase ageing model
Linked Semantic Mental Health Database
Mapping symptoms & behaviours to subjective & objective measures, projects, community initiatives and technologies
Using peer production in citizen science
Investigating whether peer production ideals and mechanisms can be used to facilitate bottom-up community science projects
Transbiome
Improving trans-related health research
FlySynTF
We develop synthetic transcription factors in Drosophila melanogaster
In vivo real-time RNA probing by AI-aided design of CRISPR RNA switch
RNA-based switch designs for all
Synthetic Biology for Distributed Anti-Tuberculosis Drug Discovery
Help us develop scalable and open-source technologies for doing discovery anywhere.
iGEM TIES (Team IntEraction Study): mapping social interaction networks of iGEM scientific teams
In this project, we study the collaboration patterns of iGEM teams underlying their performance and learning using data-driven social network analyses
eGloo
Un espace interactif, numérique et tangible pour les tout-petits
Collectif "Profs-Chercheurs"
Recherche collaborative ouverte face aux défis de l'éducation