Archives (before 2015) [fr]





13th annual congress of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) in Miami, FL - 8-10 April 2016
French American Biotechnology Symposium (FABS) 2015 / (Announcement of the partner for editions 2015-2016 : Gérontopôle of Toulouse for its expertise on Alzheimer’s disease) - December 2015
• Human Underwater Society Workshop in Los Angeles - 12-13 November 2015
French booth "Neuroscience in France: from Education to Research" at the annual congress Neuroscience 2015 in Chicago, IL - 17-21 October 2015
• French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) in Denver, CO (Program, Announcement of the conference, Video) - 24 June 2015
Symposium “From Molecules to Mind” in Pomona, CA - 28 February 2015
• Workshop on Environment, Climate and Sustainability between Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and University of Southern California (USC) (Announcement / Press review from USC / Announcement of the partnership between USC and UVSQ in French) - January 2015

See Meetings in 2013

International Conference on Epigenetics at UC Irvine - December 2013
2013 World Stem Cell Summit in San Diego, CA - December 2013
• French Booth at Neuroscience 2013 in San Diego, CA- (Save the Date / Review in French) - November 2013
• Clean technologies conference : Cleantech Los Angeles Global Showcase 2013, first edition (Review in French) - november 2013
• High Level Forum on Leading Innovation Ecosystems hosted by Caltech (Dinner at the Residence of France / Symposium) - October 2013
• 2013 Colorado Immunology Conference (here and here) - September 2013
Brain Symposium - European and US Perspectives - San Diego - July 2013
Round Table on Franco-American Collaborations in Research and Higher Education - San Diego - July 2013
Polymer Workshop between UCLA and the University of Bordeaux - January 2013

Scientific and parliamentary missions:

Visit of the Consul General of Los Angeles and a CNES representative to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory- 17 December 2015
Visit of a delegation from the French Parliament Group for Space (Groupe des Parlementaires pour l’Espace - GPE) in Los Angeles (Mr. Alain Gournac, senator and first vice-president of the GPE, Ms. Geneviève Fioraso, deputy and former minister for Higher Education and Research, and Ms. Delphine Gillaizeau-David, general secretary of the GPE) - 15-18 July 2015
French-American mathematics conference in Paris in honor of Prof. Francis Bonahon - 6-10 July 2015
Visit of the Ambassador of France in the US, Mr. Gérard Araud, in Los Angeles - 27-29 April 2015
Visit of a delegation from the City of Bordeaux in Los Angeles - 20-23 April 2015
Visit of Mr. Jean-Yves Le Déaut, Député of Meurthe-et-Moselle and President of the Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Options (Office Parlementaire d’Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques - OPECST) in Los Angeles, CA, Albuquerque, NM, and Phoenix, AZ - 11-17 March 2015
• Visit of a delegation from the Pasteur Institute in La Jolla, CA - 9-12 March 2015
Visit of a CNES delegation at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech - January 2015

See Scientific and parliamentary missions in 2014

Visit of Mr Alain Fuchs, president of the CNRS, to Los Angeles - October 2014
Visit of Ms Axelle Lemaire, Minister of State for the Digital Sector, to Southern California - October 2014
• Visits of Dr Ralph Greenspan (UCSD) in France and Switzerland to establish collaborations with research institutes in neuroscience for the 2 major research programs on the brain (BRAIN Initiative in the US and the Human Brain Project in Europe) - October 2014
Mr Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, visits the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at Caltech - September 2014
Counselor for Science and Technology and Consul general of France in Los Angeles visit San Diego, CA - June 2014
• Visits of Dr Marie-Françoise Chesselet (UCLA) in France to establish collaborations with research institutes in neuroscience - June 2014
• Visit of a delegation from the University of Bordeaux in Southern California - 21-23 May 2014
US Conference Tour (San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, San Diego, Boston) of Dr Jean-Marc Egly to present Life Sciences research career opportunities in France - April-May 2014
• State visit of French President, Mr François Hollande, and Minister of Higher Education and Research, Ms Geneviève Fioraso to the United States - Support of the OST in Los Angeles in the fields of Innovation and Life Sciences (Washington DC and San Francisco) - February 2014

See Scientific and parliamentary missions in 2013

• Mr Monthubert, President of University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse III, visits Los Angeles - October 2013
CNES delegation, led by President Le Gall, visits Pasadena - September 2013
Official visit of CNRS delegation with President Fuchs to San Diego and Tucson - September 2013
Visit of a BIOCOM delegation in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of France - June 2013
• Official visit of Mr Lambert et Mr Deflesselles, members of the French Parliament : Californian solutions to climate change (in French) - March 11th, 2013
Polytechnique delegation visits Caltech: New Dual Masters Program - March 2013
San Diego visit of French researchers Jaffredo and Charbord - January 2013

See Scientific and parliamentary missions before 2013

Ambassador of France visits UCLA - November 2012
• GIANT delegation visit to South California: Benchmarking studies (in French) - October 2012
• Ministerial visit: Mr. Lefebvre at Caltech - February 27, 2012
• Delegation of Inserm - December 13-16th, 2011
• Mission OPECST - Brain imaging - October 2011
• Visit of Professors Yves Agid and Alexis Brice in California as part of the inauguration of the new Institute for Brain and spinal cord (ICM) in Paris - November 2010
• Delegation "Grand Lyon" visits various research centers and biotech companies of San Diego’s biocluster - July 2010
• Conference by Jean-Pierre Changeux on "Art & Science in the Age of Enlightenment - from Newton to the Bill of Rights" - March 2010
• Official visit of the French Parliamentary Office for Evaluation of Scientific and
Technological Options (OPECST) to the United States about "Research on Obesity in the United States" - March 2010
• Scientific Mission on Nanobiophotonic - March 17-21, 2008

Actions to support transatlantic partnerships and cooperation:

Inauguration of a CNRS International Associated Laboratory at UCSD with Université Paris-Sud and Université de Lorraine - September 2015
Fundraising gala of the FSH Society (FacioScapuloHumeral muscular dystrophy) in Los Angeles - October 2015
Consul General of France in Los Angeles, Christophe Lemoine, hosts several scientists and academics at the Residence of France - 14 July 2015
French-American Networking Event in Science and Technology (NEST) - May 2015
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the US at the Consulate general of France in Los Angeles - May 2015

See Actions to support transatlantic partnerships and cooperation in 2013

2013 World Cell Race, Second edition - November 2013
Celebrating Bastille Day with international scientists - June-July 2013
• Consulate officials’ visit to Claremont University Consortium (in French) - April 2013

Honours & Awards:

Prof. Christian Guilleminault receives the AAMS Hippocrates Award for Contribution to Medicine with Myofunctional Therapy in Los Angeles - September 2015
Promotion of Professor Roger Guillemin (Salk Institute for Biological Studies) to the rank of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor - January 2015

Student and researcher exchanges between France and the USA:

“Chateaubriand” fellowships

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), offered by the Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST), supports young scientists who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 months period. The Chateaubriand Fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. To that end, the OST supports PhD students who are registered in an American university and participating in a co-supervised PhD with a French university.
Upcoming deadline for applications: January 2016 (to be confirmed)

Twelve Students Selected as STEM Chateaubriand Fellows in 2015, Largest Proportion Yet - August 2015

Partner University Fund

The Partner University Fund (PUF), established in 2007 by the Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation, supports innovative collaborations in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. PUF supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3 year grant.
Upcoming deadline for applications: February 2016 (to be confirmed)


Support to programs of the OS&T

Young Enterprise initiative (YEi)

The Young Enterprise “Start in France” initiative is an accelerator program designed to help entrepreneurs start and grow their business in France and Europe. Winners of the program will benefit from a one-week immersion in France, allowing laureates to benefit from an extensive customized business network and connections to some of the best resources in Europe.
Upcoming deadline for applications: May 2016 (to be confirmed)

Opening of the call for applications of the Young Enterprise “Start in France” initiative - April 2015
10th edition of the YEi (Young Entrepreneurs initiative) program - July 2014
YEi 2013 Competition - June-July 2013
Presentation of the 2012 YEi program in Los Angeles and Pasadena - March 2012

New Technology Venture Accelerator (NETVA)

The NETVA program (New Technology Venture Accelerator) offers young French innovative startups with a guided personalized coaching program which focuses on the analysis of opportunities and the development of technological partnerships in the United States and in Canada.
Managed by teams from the Offices for Science and Technology of the Embassies of France in the United States (Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.) and in Canada (Toronto), NETVA aims to meet the need for the internationalization of young innovative French companies that are developing products with significant added value.
Upcoming deadline for applications: [April 2016 (to be confirmed)

Stéphane Beauvivre (Systheia), 2014 Washington DC NETVA laureate, travels to Southern California - October 2014
Presentation of support programs for innovative startups NETVA and YEi at the Fast-Track R&D, a a satellite event of the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego, CA - June 2014

Support to other innovation programs:

La French Tech

Information meetings about French Tech Hubs co-organized by the Office for Science and Technology (Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver) - June 2015

Startup Contests

"33 Entrepreneurs Startup Contest" at the Résidence de France - July 2015
Promotion of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge 2015 / Kick-Off Event in Los Angeles (Announcement / Review) - January 2015
Promotion of the "Innovation 2030 Worldwide Challenge" - January 2014



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Every week, the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the USA publishes articles in the "Bulletins Electroniques" (BE). These articles (known as "Brèves") provide information about the latest in scientific research and technological advances in the United States. These bulletins are available for no charge and are accessed by thousands of readers.

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• Archives of the "Brèves" written by the OST LA since January 2012: 2012201320142015

Annual Activity Reports:

The Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in Washington DC, produces an Annual Report in French about its actions across the United States, including those of the OST LA.
All the reports (in French) published since 2006 are accessible here.
Sections about the OST in Los Angeles (in French) are accessible at the following links: 20072008200920102011201220132014


Café des Sciences:

The "Café des Sciences" is a series of scientific conferences given in French, organized by the Office for Science and Technology in Los Angeles. Each event is an opportunity for the French, Francophone and Francophile communities to meet with a French scientist working in the USA and to learn more about his or her research interests. The talk is always followed by an informal discussion and a cocktail reception. These events are free of charge and open to the public. They are an excellent opportunity to meet new people and to learn about science around a coffee or a glass of wine. Presentations are held in French.

Information about past and upcoming "Cafés des Sciences"


Documentary screening "Le ventre, notre deuxième cerveau" (The gut, our second brain) with Pr Yvette Taché, UCLA - November 6, 2014
• Documentary screening "Tour de France de LaBiotech" with Philip Hemme (Save the date / Report)- June 2012
First edition of the "Ciné-Sciences" in Los Angeles, Nicole Le Douarin, a researcher who knows how to search - November 2012

"Life Sciences: inventing - creating - having fun" Grant:

The Office for Science & Technology (section of Los Angeles) of the Embassy of France in the United States of America will financially support participation in scientific competitions, contests and games specializing in Life Sciences.
The Office for Science & Technology hopes this program will encourage students and researchers to participate in exchanges with the United States and France, as well as initiate collaborations between French and American scientists, and promote scientific research and practice.
Upcoming deadline for applications: [24th April 2016

Results of the iGEM 2015 Giant Jamboree - September 2015
"Life Sciences: inventing – creating – having fun" 2015 Laureates - June 2015
Opening of the call for projects 2015 of "Life Sciences: inventing - creating - having fun" - February 2015
• Participation of 7 French teams to the 10th anniversary of iGEM - October-November 2014
2014 edition of "Life Sciences : inventing - creating - having fun" : 6 distinguished teams - June 2014
iGEM 2013: Excellent results from French teams - March 2014
Scientific LIFE SCIENCES Grants 2013: Four Distinguished Teams - May 2013
iGEM 2012 : Three French teams in the final - November 2012
iGEM 2011 - November 2011


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