Ciné-Sciences Los Angeles - Film Screening "Nicole le Douarin, une chercheuse sachant chercher" (Nicole Le Douarin, a Researcher Who Knows How to Search)

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The Consulate General of France in Los Angeles and Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, are proud to invite you to the first francophone Ciné-Sciences event in L.A.!

This free event will include the screening of the French film “Nicole Le Douarin, une chercheuse sachant chercher” (Nicole Le Douarin, a researcher who knows how to search). This documentary focuses on the life and work of Pr Le Douarin, a leading scientist in the field of embryology and human development. The screening will be followed by a discussion with a scientific panel about stem cell research. This panel will include three professors from UCLA, who will dwell upon the importance of studying and using stem cells for regenerative medicine and damaged-tissue replacement, as well as answer questions from the audience.

- Where: Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 W. Pico Blvd.
 Los Angeles CA 90064
- Parking: Street parking on E. Pico after 6pm and W. Pico after 7pm
- When: Wednesday November 28 at 7PM
- RSVP: (free event)

Event Schedule (download in pdf format):
- 7:00pm: Cocktail
- 7:30pm: Film Screening (Length: 50mn) (in french, no subtitle)
- 8:30pm: Debate and discussion (in french)

- Film Screening : Nicole Le Douarin, une chercheuse sachant chercher (Nicole Le Douarin, a Researcher Who Knows How to Search)
A film by Gilles Moisset

Portrait of Nicole Le Douarin, key figure of modern scientific research, whose area of focus is embryology and human development. Through archive images and interviews, Nicole Le Douarin, her colleagues and friends speak about her life, her career and the significance of her research findings.

- Debate: The Therapeutic Potential of Stem Cells (in french)

Scientific Panel : Pr Bruno Peault, Pr Claire Lugassy et Pr Raymond Barnhill (UCLA)

Following the many recent discoveries made on stem cells, a broad field of research has opened up for scientists. Thus, stem cells which are able to self-regenerate, replicate and specialize into different cellular types offer strong and promising perspectives for regenerative medicine and damaged tissue replacement. A discussion between three scientists of UCLA will follow the screening of the film and dwell upon the current scientific knowledge available on stem cells, as well as question the ethical concerns and implications of using such cells for scientific research.