Main objectives

1. Enroll excellent students Master and PhD in expert fields of IGO laboratories
2. Become experts in innovative technologies, confront the practices across IGO laboratories
3. Prepare our students to be actors of their future

Academic training

To promote high quality training, the Latex IGO provides funds to support the organization of hands-on training (purchase of reagent and small lab equipment). For instance, a bench-size flow cytometer has been purchased and can be easily moved to the classroom. The training of M1/M2 students takes place at the various universities belonging to the Labex IGO. External scientific speakers are invited to give lectures during the initial training of M2 students. The Labex IGO also provides a financial and logistic support for invited speakers, lectures that are opened to all the scientific community of the Labex IGO. Finally, the Labex IGO supports the Roscoff workshop dedicated to immuno-oncology and co-organized by the universities of Nantes, Angers and Rennes.


Excellent master 1 student has the unique opportunity to perform a 3-months training in one of the Labex IGO teams. Selected students will be funded, including two months financially covered by the Labex IGO.
You can view Marie Sorin's defense here and the one of Céline Sérazin here (June 2018).

PhD students from Labex IGO teams can receive a short-term grant to support the end of their thesis and/or to ease the transition toward a post-doctoral position. Being able to attend an international meeting is key in the development of young scientists (networking, presentation of the scientific knowledge gather during a Labex IGO grant). The travel expenses can be paid by the Labex IGO (amount may vary according the location of the meeting).

Intra-Labex workshop. Scientific and social networking during a 2-days meeting to share knowledge obtained thanks to Labex IGO grants. A special attention is paid to offer the opportunity of Labex IGO youngest members to present their work.

Extensive hands-on training

Throughout the first year, PhD students will be trained in the core facilities available within the IGO consortium (flow cytometry, microscopy, production of recombinant protein, genetic analysis, animal handling, gene cloning …). Our objective is to implement each core facility with high-tech equipment that would be dedicated in part to educational training. The IGO network will cover access fees, consumables and co‐funding of some devices. Training will be dispensed by the teaching-personal of the Universities (Medicine, Pharmacy and Science) in close collaboration with technical supervisors of the various core facilities. This extensive hands-on training should yield highly motivated students selected from the M1 and M2.

Labex IGO meeting

An international Labex IGO meeting (every two year) is organized aiming to gather international and national excellent scientific speakers during a 3 days meeting. Students from Labex IGO teams will have a unique opportunity to join the local organization committee and to present their work to a broad scientific audience.

People in charge of this workshop :

Nicolas Degauque
Laetitia Gautreau-Rolland
And their colleagues : Patricia Amé-Thomas, Cédric Ménard, Céline Beauvillain, Michel Chérel, Nadine Gervois, Yannick Guilloux, Christophe Jamin , Régis Josien, Agnès Moreau Aubry, Xavier Saulquin & Karin Tarte