As part of France-Atlanta 2015, the seminar “Powering the World with Photovoltaïcs, status and opportunities” took place at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), on Nov. 3 in Atlanta. This seminar, jointly organized by Georgia Tech, CEA-Liten (a leading French Institution in this field) and the scientific service of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, focused on recent advances in research and policy regarding photovoltaics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
Franco-American seminar “Powering the World with Photovoltaïcs” at Georgia Tech France-Atlanta 2015: Georgia Tech and Arts et Métiers ParisTech explored the Future of Manufacturing
As part of France-Atlanta 2015, a seminar on the Future of Manufacturing was organized on Oct 28-29 by Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) and French leading engineering school Arts et Métiers ParisTech (AMPT) where French and American experts from academia and the industry reviewed current achievements and future challenges in the field of advanced manufacturing.
NETVA 2015 - A week of intense immersion in San Francisco
From last October 19th to the 23rd, the Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in San Francisco welcomed 5 innovative French start-ups, candidates from the Netva Program’s 6th edition, for a week of immersion in the Bay Area.
NETVA Week 2015 in Boston Comes to a Close
The New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA) initiative wrapped up last week (October 19-23) after another successful program, organized by the Office of Science and Technology at the French Consulate in Boston, Massachusetts.
French American Biotechnology Symposium (FABS) 2015 in Toulouse
Since 2008, the Office for Science and Technology (OS&T - Los Angeles office) of the Embassy of France in the United States has been organizing the FABS workshops, which focus on American and French biotechnology research and strive to build bridges between these two countries in this field. This year, we will be teaming up with the Gérontopôle of Toulouse, the Cancer-Bio-Santé (Cancer-Bio-Health) competitiveness cluster, Invest in Toulouse (Toulouse’s economic development agency), and the So*Toulouse Convention Bureau to organize FABS (see article), which will be taking place on December 2nd 2015 at the Hôtel-Dieu in Toulouse.
French-American Associated Laboratory on Nanoelectronics Kick-off Meeting
On September 17-18, 2015, the Center for Memory and Recording Research (CMRR) at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) hosted a kick-off meeting of the new CNRS French-American Associated Laboratory (Laboratoire International Associé - LIA) on "Nanoelectronics, from new phenomena to low-power electronics" with the Université Paris-Sud and the Université de Lorraine.
Results of the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree
On September 24-28, 2015, over 2,700 students, professors and researchers from around the world gathered at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, to attend the 12th annual jamboree event of iGEM, the world’s premier synthetic biology competition. Over five days, 259 teams from 39 different countries defended their project in front of an international jury of experts. For the first time since its introduction in 2011, high school teams were invited to present their project in the main competition, along with collegiate teams.
France, an attractive place for US startups
The Office for Science and Technology in San Francisco organized September 17, 2015 The YEI (Young Enterprise Initiative) program at the coworking space Parisoma, The evening’s theme was France’s attractiveness for US startups and technology companies.
Upcoming Meetings in Neuroscience - Fall 2015/Spring 2016
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will be holding its annual meeting, Neuroscience 2015, at McClintock Place in Chicago this October. This event will be taking place October 17 – 21, and will be attended by nearly 30,000 people from all over the world. The purpose of Neuroscience 2015, as with previous years’ meetings, is to facilitate the collaboration and the exchange of ideas between the experts that will be attending the event, as well as aiding their career development.
The 13th annual World Congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) will be taking place April 8-10, 2016 at the Miami Convention Center. The purpose of the event is to bring together Neuroscience students, researchers and involved professionals to bolster further research in brain and spinal cord mapping and in Image Guided Therapies.
Prof. Christian Guilleminault receives the AAMS Hippocrates Award for Contribution to Medicine with Myofunctional Therapy in Los Angeles
The very first Congress of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences (AAMS) will be taking place September 9-13, 2015 in Downtown Los Angeles. Over thirty medical and healthcare experts will make their way from around the world to the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Hotel to attend the Congress, which will revolve around research developments in the field of Myofunctional Therapy. This rapidly growing, multidisciplinary field seeks to discover therapy methods through the use of simple exercises that will ameliorate or optimize muscle functionality. Such methods are currently being utilized in a wide range of applications including sleep apnea, chewing and swallowing difficulty, and digestive disorders. The AAMS is a non-profit NGO with members that span the globe with an aim to support research and awareness of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.