Laboratories of Excellence (LabEx)

Labex aim to foster the emergence of ambitious scientific projects that are visible on an international scale, carried out by laboratories or groups of laboratories in all territories and in all disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences.

The Labexes are endowed with exceptional funding, in particular for the recruitment or retention in France of very high-level scientists or those with high potential, for the improvement and operation of equipment enabling them to strengthen their scientific excellence and their international positioning, or for the implementation of innovative educational projects.
The IP2I is involved in three of the 12 laboratories of excellence of the University of Lyon :


The LIO develops research of excellence in the origin of matter and the large-scale properties of the cosmos, galaxies, stars, (exo)planets, the Earth and life. It aims to encourage participation in large European and international projects on these topics, to encourage interface initiatives and support priorities in medical and industrial development through state-of-the-art technology developed especially for research.

It also aims to explore questions about our origins. It covers a wide range of disciplines, from particle physics and geophysics to cosmology, astrophysics and planetary science. It particularly encourages interdisciplinary themes in astroparticle physics and planetary science.


The primary objective of PRIMES (Physics, Radiobiology, Imaging and Simulation) is to develop new concepts and methods for the exploration, diagnosis and therapy of cancer and pathologies associated with aging. PRIMES covers a variety of areas ranging from basic physics to instrumentation, from radiobiology to data acquisition and processing, to image reconstruction, simulation and modeling using computer science.


In 2010, three Lyon research federations in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering joined forces to design and create an interdisciplinary Laboratory of Excellence within the University of Lyon.
Based on the multidisciplinary richness of the laboratories on the Lyon site, the objective of iMUST is to stimulate a synergy between these three disciplines in order to strengthen the dynamics of research and innovation in the field of material sciences, materials and eco-responsible technologies. The experimental study, modeling and exploitation of complex and multi-scale problems are at the heart of LabEx’s activities.


Lio Technical Facilities 2020

  • CCIF-Dark Matter
  • Liquid Argon TPC R&D Project
  • Clean room facility – TEDD (Tracker Endcap Double Disk) Project
  • Plateform DIAM (Device for Irradiation of molecular nanosystems)
  • Plateform IADC (Ion Assisted Deposition technique) from the national plateform LMA