Scientific Clubs

To promote the creative exchange of ideas, several of our colleagues at the Institut Jacques Monod have decided to meet together on a regular basis to discuss results, methods and perspectives in their respective fields of research. The presence of people with different scientific backgrounds and goals make these clubs excellent opportunity for scientific exchange.

Currently there are 8 such clubs: Bioinfo, Cell Biology, Easyproteomics@ijm, Evolution Journal Club, ImagoClub, #SynBio@IJM club, WormFly and Young Scientists.

Participation in these scientific "clubs" is open to all members of the Institut Jacques Monod and in some cases open to colleagues from other institutes as well. 
If you are interested in participating in the club of your interest, please contact the person in charge (see below).

Club BioInfo

This club brings together scientists from the Institut Jacques Monod and from neighboring research institutes who want to develop their bioinformatics skills in analyzing high-troughput sequencing data.
We meet every Friday between 10 and 11am.

Contact: Michael Lang,  +33 (0)1 57 27 81 04.
Find out more and see the schedule...

Cell Biology Club

The Cell Biology Club is open to everyone in the Institut Jacques Monod. The goal of this club is to provide an opportunity for informal exchange on any theme in cell biology. One person presents either their own results, a paper ("Journal club style"), or a novel technique or conceptual advance.
The Cell Biology Club is held once a month on Wednesdays at 11h30. Each presentation should be between 30 and 45 minutes long, with questions welcome throughout the presentation, to maintain the informal style and encourage interaction. The presentation and questions are in english.

Contacts: Nicolas Borghi, +33 (0)1 57 27 80 42. Cathy Jackson, +33 (0)1 57 27 80 04.


Evolution Journal Club

The Evolution Journal Club, founded by the Grange/Geigl, Orgogozo and Balavoine/Vervoort teams, aims at sharing and discussing recent evolution based literature. Articles deal with all aspects and all levels of evolution (may it be ecological, developmental, paleontological, genomic, molecular, phylogenetic, behavioural, epistemological, sociological, linguistic or culinary).
The articles are presented in English during a 30-to-45-minute talk. Meetings are taking place once a month, on every first Thursdays, at 2.00 pm.

Contact : Pierre Kerner, +33 (0)1 57 27 80 02.


The ImagoClub is the place the team of the Imaging facility ImagoSeine interacts actively with the teams-users.
Either with presentations of operational techniques on the facility, or with techniques under development, or to be developed or even developed in nearby facilities (ImagoSeine is part of the national facility network FranceBioImaging), the club aims in informing the institute (and not only - open to external teams) of the available techniques and the imaging techniques to come at the facility. The scientific biology teams have also the opportunity to express their needs and opinion on new imaging techniques to implement.
The meetings take place once per month, on Wednesday at 11h30. Every presentation lasts 30-45min.

Contact: Orestis Faklaris, +33 (0)1 57 27 81 55.

#SynBio@IJM Club

The #SynBio@IJM Club aims to serve as a forum to discuss current synthetic biology techniques, concepts and results, in particular but not exclusively, with applications to eukaryotic models. The sessions will be lead by IJM members or invited speakers, and are open to everyone.
Contact Kim Laband, +33 (0)1 57 27 80 18
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The WormFly is a weekly meeting of the groups at the Institut Jacques Monod using as model organism Drosophilas or nematodes, plus one team from the unit of Functional and Adaptive Biology.
Given the common theme is the model organism, the topics covered vary from Evolution to Biochemistry, from Developmental Biology to Physiology.
Every week a member of one of the groups presents a seminar on his or her own work; on occasion the WormFly is presented by a guest speaker, from outside the IJM. Presentations are very informal in style (the audience is encouraged to ask questions during the seminar rather than at the end) and lasts about one hour.
The WormFly takes place every Thursday at noon, and is presented in English.

Contact : Kim Laband,  +33 (0)1 57 27 80 18.

Young Scientists Club

The Young Scientists Club of the institut Jacques Monod brings together the undergraduated students, PhD students, and post-doctoral fellows. It is the opportunity for all to meet regularly and to evoke scientific results, current questions and problems encountered. We privilege informal presentations, in which everyone is free to speak, in order to facilitate exchanges, and to bring together our scientific and critical minds. This club also allows the participants to acquire formal training in view of important talks (meetings, requests for fellowships, etc.). Participants are invited to speak in English which makes this club accessible to all the young scientists of the institut, including non French-speaking scientists.
The Young Scientists Club of the institut Jacques Monod  meets once every 2 weeks, on Wednesdays at 12:30.

Contacts: Marie Duranteau, Jeanne Guihot, Diyendo Massilani and Karen Uriot , +33 (0)1 57 27 80 96, Young Scientist Club.

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