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In France, the efforts in biomolecular materials are focused on individual professors and programs at various CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) laboratories. Notable among these are the activities in the College de France and the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, the Charles Sadron Institute for Macromolecules in Strasbourg, and the Paul Pascal Research Center in Bordeaux. The Physics and Chemistry Department at the Curie Institute in Paris has been reorganized and has as its charter the development of research in biomolecular materials.