Sponsored junior teams

Bringing new ideas to life

The Junior teams programme is designed to examine the technical feasibility of innovative ideas and concepts, to assess the viability of potential future team projects, and to expand the expertise of the institute by bringing in new partners.

Junior projects are intended to be short, high‐risk, new collaborations (2 years maximum), between two or more partners from the university and will complement the core research programme of the institute.

Outputs of these projects provide a basis for incubated team projects.

Promising new ideas

The scientific advisory council has selected 4 new junior teams for the period 2020-21.


Mathematicians and oceanographers working around long term global ocean models.


Study the dynamics of life in the ocean at various spatial and temporal scales.


Breakthrough in computational material sciences, particularly in the study of materials for energy applications and storage.

Origins of Speech

Modelling of internal and external constraints of the vocal apparatus in humans and non-human primates.

Former projects 

With the Chair FaciLe, ISCD is investigating an innovative field of research: use the techniques of scientific computing and 3D visualization to digitally reconstruct the face of an individual from his skull. At stake: applications in forensics, for forensic identification of human remains, but also in paleontology and archeology, to find out what looked like peoples or characters from the past.

Project leaders: F. Demeter (MNHN), P. Deuflhard (ZIB, GE)

The NumerO project focused on one of the four continuous friezes documented in the theatre, which represents a Dionysian procession. It was necessary to really consider the three-dimensional aspect of the fragments, their thickness, their fixing mortises, the location and depth of the reliefs, the tool marks, all data that can be understood simultaneously by using 3D digital imaging techniques.

Project leaders: E. Rosso (INHA, Sorbonne Université)