The “1,000 chercheurs” project expands to schools abroad

agadir_19042016_toutafm1Given the increasing success of the “1,000 chercheurs” project, interventions by researchers from the Biotherapies Institute are being deployed overseas.

This week, students in year 10 and 12 from six different classes of the Lycée Français of the Mission Laïque Française in Agadir (Marocco) benefited the expertise of Jérôme Nicolas from Genethon by video-conferencing. On the menu? A privileged moment of exchange to learn everything about genetic diseases, research and ongoing trials.

Students were delighted, [they] felt more free to ask questions in this context rather than being in front of the researcher in flesh and blood,” said gladly Bénédicte Bessette, the highschool’s deputy head.

Before Marocco, it was the Lycée Français de Tokyo of the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) in Japan which had benefited an intervention, physical this time, by Laure Ory-Lavollée, researcher at I-stem.

Now, other  “1,000 chercheurs” interventions are likely to take place abroad, especially in Turkmenistan, Syria and Lebanon.

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