A look back at the Pôle de recherche Biologie-Santé Symposium on December 1, 2021

On December 1, 2021, the University of Montpellier's Biology-Health research cluster organized a symposium at the Institut de Botanique for the Biology-Health community of the Montpellier-Nîmes site.

Young scientist awards - Habib Belaid, Mélanie Burette, Amos Fumagalli, Léo Guignard, Satish Sati and Monia Souidi
Download the day's booklet.

The event began with an institutional session introduced by Philippe Augé, President of the University of Montpellier, and Pierre-Emmanuel Milhiet, Director of the Pôle Biologie-Santé. The winning young researchers from the "Young scientist awards" call for applications then presented their work, published in top-ranking journals, after an introduction to the subject by their Research Directors. Finally, researchers newly recruited in 2020 and 2021 by CNRS, Inserm or the University came to present themselves and the research project they will be working on over the next few years.

The symposium was punctuated by two highlights, as we welcomed two renowned speakers: Professor Jacques Reynes from Montpellier University Hospital, who gave us an update on COVID-19 treatments (current drugs and emerging options), and Dr Muriel Amblard, who presented peptide-based chemical tools to tackle biological challenges.

At the end of the day, each winner received a personal prize of €500. The event attracted some sixty participants!

The symposium in figures :

  • + 60 participants
  • 6 young prize-winning researchers
  • 8 newly recruited young researchers
  • 2 renowned speakers

Download the speakers' presentations: Jacques Reynes - Muriel Amblard.

Relive the morning in pictures!