• Arcane Bio-driven chemistry

    Arcane’s core theme is chemical design, synthesis and application of novel molecular bioinspired or biosourced architectures as part of translational research into 3 topics related to sustaining and advancing human society: Energy supply, the Environment, and Health.

  • CBH Graduate School

    Since December 2018, Arcane has integrated the project of CBH Graduate School. The CBH Graduate School contributes to the progress of the Arcane researches by reinforcing the structuring of the community through calls for projects for doctoral research grants proposing collaborative projects between laboratories on the Grenoble site and promoting synergy between training and research.



  • Bio-Targeted chemistry

    The research program of the Bio-Targeted axis includes development of new tools for therapeutic, diagnostic and personalized medicine based on organic chemistry and synthetic biology.

  • Bio-Inspired chemistry

    The Bio-Inspired axis builds on the achievements from the initial period to foster bioinspiration as a unique tool for innovation in the search for solutions for the energy transition.

  • Emergence core

    The Emergence core combines physico-chemical characterization and simulation with other methods in synthesis, surface chemistry and hybridization.

  • Partner laboratories

    Arcane stems from a fruitful partnership between these seven labs.  


  • Highlights

    Experiments and DFT Computations Combine to Decipher Fe- Catalyzed Amidine Synthesis through Nitrene Transfer and Nitrile Insertion

    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS, IRIG, DIESE, SyMMES, CAMPE
    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, CNRS, IRIG, DIESE, LCBM, PMB
    Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS UMR 5250, DCM, CIRE