June 28, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Understanding, preserving and improving the world around us

LE STUDIUM 25 Years Conference

   Established in 1996 in Orleans by Prof. Paul Vigny, LE STUDIUM has become the Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies covering all research fields. Over the past 25 years, it has welcome more than 240 international scientists originating from 47 countries all over the world. Its actions have contributed to boost international scientific exchanges in the Centre-Val de Loire region and have ensured a steady visibility to the regional research and innovation ecosystem.

LE STUDIUM will celebrate this anniversary by a major interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary conference taking place in Orléans on June 28-30, 2022. The goal of this conference is to gather a large number of present and past guests, professors, fellows and visitors, who have performed their research in regional laboratories and who will illustrate the multidisciplinary activities of LE STUDIUM. This conference will give the opportunity to acknowledge these 25 years of accomplishments together with the successful implementation of the European COFUND Smart Loire Valley Fellowships Programme.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies is one of the oldest institutes in France and unique in France offering a full panel of research possibilities from mathematics to humanities, including hard and soft matter studies from material sciences to chemistry and biology. This features the diversity and potential of the Centre-Val de Loire region’s research landscape.

Sciences and societal concerns are moving along forward and LE STUDIUM, keeping track of these trends, has defined a strategic vision for the future to embrace scientific challenges and support its regional research partners’ strategies. A series of Keynote speakers will bring their vision and of these future challenges as well.  This conference is also an opportunity for LE STUDIUM management to present the elements of perspectives paving its future strategy: offering new programmes and events, taking into account regional scientific priorities, engaging into European and international networks, fostering interdisciplinary projects and providing support to innovation and socio-economic activities at the regional level.


  Créée en 1996 à Orléans par le professeur Paul Vigny, l’agence LE STUDIUM est devenue le Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies ouvert à tous les domaines de la recherche. Au cours des 25 dernières années, il a accueilli plus de 240 scientifiques internationaux originaires de 47 pays du monde entier. Ses actions ont contribué à dynamiser les échanges scientifiques internationaux en région Centre-Val de Loire et ont assuré une visibilité constante à l'écosystème régional de recherche et d'innovation.

LE STUDIUM célébrera cet anniversaire par une grande conférence interdisciplinaire et transdisciplinaire qui aura lieu à Orléans du 28 au 30 juin 2022. L'objectif de cette conférence est de réunir un grand nombre de chercheurs invités actuels et passés, professeurs, visiteurs, qui ont effectué leurs recherches dans les laboratoires régionaux et qui illustreront les activités multidisciplinaires du STUDIUM. Cette conférence sera l'occasion de mettre en lumière ces 25 années de réalisations ainsi que la mise en œuvre réussie du programme européen COFUND Smart Loire Valley Fellowships.

LE STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies est l'un des plus anciens instituts Français et est unique en France. Il offre un panel complet de possibilités de recherche, des mathématiques aux sciences humaines, en passant par l'étude de la matière dure et molle, des sciences des matériaux à la chimie et à la biologie. Cela illustre la diversité et le potentiel du paysage de la recherche de la région Centre-Val de Loire.

Les sciences et les préoccupations sociétales vont de pair et LE STUDIUM, suivant ces tendances, a défini une vision stratégique pour les années à venir afin de relever certains défis et de soutenir ses partenaires de recherche régionaux dans leur stratégie. Une série d'orateurs principaux apporteront également leur vision de l'avenir et des enjeux.  Cette conférence est également l'occasion pour la direction de LE STUDIUM de présenter les éléments de perspectives qui jalonnent sa stratégie future : offrir de nouveaux programmes et événements, prendre en compte les priorités scientifiques régionales, s'engager dans des réseaux européens et internationaux, favoriser les projets interdisciplinaires et apporter un soutien à l'innovation et aux activités socio-économiques régionales.

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Programme

Tuesday 28th June 2022

  • 9h30 – 10h00: Welcoming participants
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Official Opening (Dr Yves-Michel Ginot, President of Le Studium Loire Valley IAS, François Bonneau, Centre-Val de Loire Regional Council President + Serge Grouard, Orléans Metropole President – to be confirmed ).
  • 10h30 – 11h30: Keynote Speaker Jean-François Clervoy, French Astronaut Ensemble, avec audace, vers l’inconnu (Together, boldly, into the unknown)
  • 11h30 – 12h30: Keynote Speaker Prof. Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Mathematician La recherche, une aventure internationale (Research, an international adventure)
  • 12h30 – 14h30: Lunch  
  • 14h30 – 15h00: Le Studium Scientific Council (Dr Yves-Michel Ginot, Dr Dominique Langevin, President)
  • 15h00 – 15h30: Prof. Akkihebbal Ravishankara (Colorado State University - USA) - Our world can mitigate environmental changes: Montreal Protocol as a case study
  • 15h30 – 16h00: Dr David Giron (Insect Biology Research Institute, University of Tours - CNRS - FR) - Insects as solutions for a sustainable future
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Prof. Jens Moesgaard (Stockholm University - SE) & Dr Guillaume Sarah (IRAMAT, CNRS - FR) - A successful collaboration between humanities and hard sciences: the study of Viking coins in Normandy
  • 16h30 – 17h00: Coffee break
  • 17h00 – 17h30: Dr Frances Westall (CBM, CNRS – FR) - When only microbes inhabited the Earth 3500 million years ago
  • 17h30 – 18h15: Prof. Paul Vigny - Le STUDIUM, a wild flower in Loire Valley gardens
  • 18h15 – 19h30: Round table: "Cross-fertilisation: Interdisciplinarity in sciences and internationalisation of research" with Prof. Eric Blond (President University of Orléans) / Dr Catherine Beaumont (Vice-President for Research, University of Tours) / Prof. Federica Migliardo (University of Messina, Italy, Le Studium Scientific Council Member) / Prof. Wiesław I. Gruszecki (Vice-President for Research & International relations of the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland)
  • 19h30 – 20h15: Visits of installations and exhibitions presentation
  • 20h15 – 23h00: Evening cocktail dinner in the Jardin de l’Evêché

Wednesday 29th June 2022

  • 8h30 – 9h00: Welcome coffee
  • 9h00 – 9h15: Opening communication
  • 9h15 – 10h15: Keynote Speaker - Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage – Nobel Prize - From solar energy research to molecular machines
  • 10h15 – 10h45: Anne Besnier (Vice President for Higher Education, Research & Innovation, Regional Council) - The Centre-Val de Loire R&I ecosystem
  • 10h45 – 11h15: Coffee break
  • 11h15 – 11h45: Dr Erida Gjini (University of Lisbon - PT) - Coexistence near neutrality
  • 11h45 – 12h15: Dr Dominique Arrouays (Centre INRAE Val de Loire - FR) - InfoSol Digital soil mapping from territories to globe. Progress and challenges
  • 12h15 – 14h00: Lunch
  • 14h00 – 14h30:  Prof. Pascal Brioist (CESR, University of Tours/CNRS - FR) – Can Leonardo da Vinci be considered a scientist?
  • 14h30 – 15h00: Prof. Kristina Djanashvili (Delft University of Technology - NL)Pushing the Boundaries for Nanotechnology to Meet Oncology
  • 15h00 – 15h30: Dr Conchi Ania (CEMHTI, CNRS - FR) - Porous Carbons for Water Treatment: facing current pollution threats with advanced methods
  • 15h30 – 16h00: Dr Yuri Dancik (Senior Research Scientist, Certara Simcyp – UK) - Emerging complementary trends in cosmetic sciences: in vitro and in silico methods to evaluate the skin penetration of topically applied active cosmetic ingredients
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Coffee break
  • 16h30 – 17h00Dr Alfredo Ulloa-Aguirre (National Autonomous University of Mexico - MX) – Chaperoning essential proteins: The quality control system of the cell in health and disease
  • 17h00 – 17h30Dr Valérie Hayaert (University of Warwick - UK) - Pictures of martyrs painted for those condemned to death in Bologna around 1350: icons of true compassion or images staging a sacrificial mechanism?
  • 17h30 – 18h00 : LE STUDIUM Alumni (Philippe Vendrix, CNRS Director, University of Tours - FR)
  • 18h00 – 19h30: Hôtel Dupanloup and exhibitions visits
  • 19h30 – 23h00: Evening cocktail dinner in the Jardin de l’Evêché

Thursday 30th June 2022

  • 8h30 – 8h55: Welcome coffee
  • 8h55 – Opening communication
  • 9h00 – 10h00: Keynote Speaker Prof. Vincent L. Pecoraro – University of Michigan, USAMetallacrowns: An Illustration of Non-Linear Scientific Progress
  • 10h00 – 10h30: Dr Vincent Courdavault (Plant Biomolecules and Biotechnology, University of Tours – FR) - Beauty and the Yeast: Elucidating and bioengineering the synthesis of periwinkle anticancer drugs.
  • 10h30 – 11h00: Coffee break
  • 11h00 – 11h30: Sophie Gabillet (Le Studium General Secretary) - Strategy and ambitions for the coming years
  • 11h30 – 12h00: Dr David Graves (Princeton University - USA) - Low Temperature Plasma with Applications from Nanofabrication to Biomedicine
  • 12h00 – 12h30Dr Mathieu Epardaud (ISP Infectiology and Public Health, University of Tours / INRAe – FR) - A French nasal vaccine project against COVID-19 blocks all transmission of the virus
  • 12h30 – 14h00: Lunch
  • 14h00 – 14h30: Prof. Richard Freedman (Haverford College - USA) - Decoding Music:  What Musicology and Data Science Can Learn from Each Other
  • 14h30 – 15h00: Prof. Christophe Sinturel (ICMN, CNRS, Université d’Orléans - FR) -  Block copolymer self-assembly in thin films
  • 15h00 – 15h30: Prof. Stéphane Petoud (CBM, CNRS – FR) - Luminescent Lanthanide-based Compounds for Biological Imaging in the Centre-Val de Loire région: A Success Story with Le Studium
  • 15h30 – 16h00: Dr Emilio Sanfilippo (National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC), IT) - Formal Ontology in Information Systems - When Philosophy meets Computer Science
  • 16h00 – 16h30: Closing ceremony by the president and past presidents of Le Studium Loire Valley IAS (Prof. Paul Vigny, Prof. Ary Bruand, Dr Yves-Michel Ginot)

Location

Hôtel Dupanloup : 1, rue Dupanloup - 45000 ORLEANS - FR

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

 

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