The Symmes laboratory aims to develop basic research on themes with strong societal issue: zero-carbon energy, information and communications technology (ICT), biotechnology and human health. To do this, the Symmes explores the design, synthesis and study of architectures and innovative and original functional materials, guarantees of the relevance of future research proposals from the laboratory. The laboratory is also interested in the reactivity and properties of biomolecules, providing a novel approach to biological questions.
The Symmes is composed of 47 researchers, 14 technicians and engineers, and 3 managers and administrative assistants (63% from the CEA, 22% from the CNRS and 15% from the University).
The Symmes also hosts about sixty non-permanent researchers (students, PhD students and post-doctoral students.)
The Symmes thanks the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region for the award of two ADR to Natacha HUYNH (2015-2018) and Laura GAUTHIER (2016-2019).