CEA - Commissariat a l`Energie Atomique, France

Organisation

CEA is the French Atomic Energy Commission. The CEA is active in three main fields: Energy, information and health technologies, as well as defense and national security, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. 15,300 people work in nine research centers. The CEA implements an extremely proactive policy on working with its European partners, having been involved in more than 180 FP6-projects and numerous projects in FP7, notably through technological platforms and the implementation of new forms of partnership between research institutes and industry in certain targeted sectors. The CEA plays a key role in training and human resources throughout Europe, promoting training and opportunities for researchers and students. The Life Sciences Division (DSV) currently hosts 1900 persons. The life sciences have been present at the CEA ever since its inception and its aims have always been dual: 1) to apply technology generated by nuclear science to healthcare and biotechnology, for understanding the structure and operation of complex living systems in vitro and in vivo 2) to understand and assess the effects of nuclear energy use on health and the environment, especially at low exposure levels, for making a scientifically sound assessment of the radiological and chemical risks arising from nuclear energy use in both the short and long terms.

Role in the project

Within the CONCERT project, the CEA leads WP 6 (Infrastructures). CEA also contributes to WP2, WP3 (as partner of tasks 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 / to be confirmed), to WP5 (as partner of task 5.4/ to be confirmed) and to WP7 (as partner of tasks 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and 7.5).