Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles

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Coordinates: 48°42′24″N 2°07′46″E / 48.70672°N 2.129378°E / 48.70672; 2.129378

Institut de chimie des substances naturelles in Gif-sur-Yvette, France in 2011

The Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles ("Institute for the chemistry of natural substances") is part of the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, France's most prominent public research organization. It is located at Gif-sur-Yvette, near Paris.

The ICSN is France's largest state-run chemistry research institute. It was built in 1959, and it employs over 300 people. Research at the institute focuses on four areas:

  1. Synthetic and methodological approaches in Organic Chemistry
  2. Natural products and medicinal chemistry
  3. Structural chemistry and structural biology
  4. Chemistry and biology of therapeutic targets