Kick Off Meeting

In April, 2009, took place the kick off meeting of the Cross Talk program. During three exciting days, students met with scientific researchers and were introduced to the Cross Talk program.  The first day allowed students to get to know each other,  to share experiences. During the evening, students had the opportunity to have an insight into the city of light.


On the second day, the 28th of April, the 17 research projects were presented by the supervisors.

Finally, the last day, opened to a broader public, was dedicated to diverse issues. The Cross Talk program was presented, scientific and general subjects such as educational networks or the role of industrial partners were addressed.

We had also the great pleasure to welcome famous scientists, such as Pierre Chambon, Denise Kelly, Finn-Eirick Johansen, Hauke Smidt or Samuel Bottani.


Time April 29th - Official day Speaker
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome  
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction Muriel Mambrini
09:45 - 10:05 The Cross Talk Project Emmanuelle Maguin
10:05 - 10:25 Role of the industrial partner LABIP Aat Ledeboer
10:25 - 10:45 Towards a network of Doctoral School Tim King
10:45 - 11:05 Coffee break  
11:05 - 11:50 The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research : Fostering creativity and Interdisciplinarity Samuel Bottani
11:50 - 12:35 Molecular mechanisms of cross-talk between commensals and host Hauke Smidt
12:35 - 14:00 Lunch buffet  
14:00 - 14:45 Role of host-microbiota interplay Denise Kelly
14:45 - 15:30 In vivo validation in animal models and alternative human derived models Finn-Eirick Johansen
15:30 - 16:15 Control of TSLP gene transcription and role in atopic affections Pierre Chambon
16:15 - 16:30 General Conclusion