On July 11, 2008 a delegation consisting of Director General of the French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) Prof. Andre Syrota, Deputy Director for European Affairs of INSERM Philippe Arrhets and Deputy Scientific Attache of French Embassy in Warsaw Guillame Giraudet visited IIMCB. The delegation was hosted by Deputy Director of IIMCB Prof. Michał Witt and Prof. Maciej Żylicz, President of the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP). During the meeting achievements of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology were presented and programs of INSERM and FNP were discussed, followed by signing of a bilateral agreement.