Recent scientific news from France, or related to France and the USA, about discoveries, research policy and organizations.
On February 12, 2014 in San Francisco, Inria, CITRIS and PRIME formed a partnership to accelerate the development of ambitious research and experimentation initiatives on issues relating to urban centers. Genevieve Fioraso, French Minister for Higher Education and Research, witnessed the signature of this Memorandum of Understanding.
On February 10, during the French President’s state visit, Geneviève Fioraso, Minister of Higher Education and Research and French representatives from space, research and higher education organizations presided over a signing ceremony for several agreements with their American counterparts with the aim of reinforcing bilateral partnerships.
During the Research Day “Global Health and Bioengineering” at INSA Lyon on Thursday February 6th, 2014, Eric Maurincomme, Director of INSA Lyon, and Michel Lagarde, assistant director of INSA Lyon, awarded the honorary degree of Docteur Honoris Causa to Dr. Edward A. Dennis, distinguished professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacology at University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
The French Office for Science and Technology has the pleasure to announce the 8 laureates who will attend the US-French Post-Graduate Seminar on Nanocharacterization in March 2014 in France.
As part of the Invest for the Future Programme, and with support from the Public Investment Bank, the French government will allocate €300 million to co-finance innovative projects that comply with the seven goals defined by the Innovation 2030 Commission. The laureates will have to conduct their projects in France.
The French Office for Science & Technology at the Embassy of France in the US wishes you all the best for this New Year!
The Joint International Unit "(UMI) INSERM 904" on "Epigenetic Control of Neuronal Plasticity" led by Professor Emiliana Borelli and the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism led by Professor Paolo Sassone-Corsi, with support from the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, organized the second edition of the International Symposium "Epigenetic Control and Cellular Plasticity". This conference took place on December 12th and 13th, 2013 at the Beckman Center of the National Academy of Sciences and Engineering located on the campus of the University of California, Irvine (UCI).
A CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) delegation led by its president, Mr. Alain Fuchs, visited San Diego (California) and Tucson (Arizona) from September 8 to 13, 2013.
The GIANT innovation campus in Grenoble (see below) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have co-organized the 2013 edition of the “High Level Forum on Leading Innovation Ecosystems” in Pasadena, CA, sponsored by the Office for Science and Technology of the Consulate general of France in Los Angeles. This second edition focused on Commercialization of Research Results.
Professor Guy Bertrand was awarded with the Legion of Honor (rank of chevalier) by Mr. Alain Fuchs, president of the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), on Monday September 9th, 2013. The ceremony was held at the University of California, in San Diego (UCSD), where Prof. Guy Bertrand has been working since 2012.