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On the 7th and 8th of June were held the second edition of the PhD Days (JDD) of the Frédéric Joliot Institute for Life Sciences. In the spirit of previous days, PhD students and researchers met during four half-days to discuss about their work, but also to discover the diversity of topics addressed in our institute and expand their own knowledge.
A SIMOPRO project supported by SATT Paris-Saclay: in vivo validation of the efficacy of the DTR8 molecule, developed and patented at SIMOPRO (Department of Medicines and Technologies for Health) in collaboration with Inserm, as a treatment for glomerulonephritis rapidly progressive.
Last April, a delegation of experts from the DRF visited colleagues at the Butantan Institute of São Paulo, a biomedical research center that has had close links with several researchers at the Joliot Institute since 2014. This mission is is concluded by the signing of a framework agreement between the two institutes in the field of therapeutic and vaccine innovation.
The first CEA functional genomics symposium was held on April 4-5. The meeting, led by the CNRGH (National Center for Research in Human Genomics), took place on the CEA site in Fontenay-aux-Roses. Many researchers from the Frédéric Joliot Institute were invited.
The 20th edition of the Brain Awareness Week at NeuroSpin, from March 12th to 16th, was marked by a record number of visitors attending conferences and visiting the department. This success, also present at the national level, shows the growing interest of the public for neuroscience and hopes for advances in brain research.
On the 15th of March, the CNRS awarded the silver medal to Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz for her research on brain mechanisms of infants and young children in learning.
On the occasion of the Brain Awareness Week (12-18.3.2018), Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, met scientists from the neuroimaging center NeuroSpin, located at the CEA Paris-Saclay Center, accompanied by Daniel Verwaerde, CEA General Administrator, and Stanislas Dehaene, Director of NeuroSpin.
The Brain Awareness Week 2018 will take place from Monday, March 12th to Sunday, March 18th. On this occasion, NeuroSpin will open its doors to the public (from 12 to 16) by offering this year, in addition to visits from its imagers, a series of "interactive" conferences in which each speaker will be able to rely on a short video. More time will be spent on questions and answers.
To celebrate the remarkable work of NeuroSpin researchers over the past 10 years, a day of high-level scientific conferences was held on the 16th of February at NeuroSpin under the leadership of its director, Stanislas Dehaene.
Named Chairman of the Scientific Council of National Education by Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, Stanislas Dehaene (Inserm / CEA-NeuroSpin / Paris-Sud University/ College de France) will coordinate the work and reflections of the council on learning to feed reflection about strategies to promote student learning. The constitution of the Scientific Council, composed of twenty-one members, was presented on the 10th of January 2018.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.