MICROBES is an interdisciplinary center at the Paris-Saclay University, dedicated to training, research and technology transfer in microbial sciences. MICROBES is over 600 researchers and (assistant) Professors, working in 120 research teams of 34 institutes. The primary Graduate Schools of MICROBES are BioSphERa, Health and Drug Sciences, and Life Sciences and Health. In addition, MICROBES teams are also members of the Graduate Schools Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering and Systems Sciences, and Physics.
The disciplines of MICROBES are biology, ecology, medicine, pharmacology, chemistry, physics, applied mathematics, informatics, engineering and related fields. The objectives of MICROBES are the fundamental understanding of microbial organisms as well as research, training and innovation related to societal challenges including health, environment, climate, energy, biodiversity, agriculture, food and industrial renovation.