French Presence at the annual ASCB Convention

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Like every year, the American Society of Cellular Biology organized its annual convention which was attended by a slew of seasoned cellular biology researchers from around the world.

The Service for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in the United States, Inserm, ITMO (l’Institut Thématique Multi-Organismes), The Development and Evolution unit of the Aviesan Alliance (Alliance pour les Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé), and SBCF (Société de Biologie Cellulaire Française) teamed up to showcase French research with their "Cell Biology in France" booth.

Thanks to this booth, nearly 200 visitors -majority of whom were North American- had the opportunity to get information on potential collaborations with French laboratories, French-American grants and career/study abroad opportunities in France.

Visitors getting information at the "Cell Biology in France" booth

The booth organizers from left to right: Fabien Agenes, scientific attaché, Mireille Guyader, delegate Inserm and Sylvie Robine, Inserm research director

The convention concluded with a cocktail dinner at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, which allowed the French scientists who attended the event to discover the ecosystem of biotech innovation in San Diego. Thanks to this opportunity, these 15 french scientists had the opportunity to meet Southern Californian bio-entrepreneurs and expand their networks.

French Biologists meet the San Diego innovation cluster.