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Science Festival: for a sustainable Earth

On 8–15 October, Genopole and the University of Évry were again able to welcome the public for the Science Festival after two years of the COVID-19 health crisis. The event drew 1,000 students and the general public with its timely theme: climate change and the role of science for a sustainable Earth. The festive, week-long event, in step with UNESCO's Learning Cities label for Évry-Courcouronnes and in partnership with the DNA Learning Center and Planète Sciences, included lab visits, stands, workshops, and even games and scientific experiments at MicroFolie in the Évry 2 shopping center.

Moreover, to celebrate science at home, the Science Festival's dedicated website was enriched with filmed visits, how-to's for small experiments, and scientific games invented by Évry-Courcouronnes's students in biotechnologies. It now counts over 100 things to discover!

Fête de la science

Genopole holds its first "Digital4Genomics"

In partnership with the University of Évry, Télécom SudParis and ENSIIE (Grande École for computer sciences in industry and business), Genopole held its first hackathon on the subject of the sharing, preservation and use of genomics big data. Around the clock, from 19 to 21 May, nine teams of students and researchers imagined solutions to problems put before them by researchers, entrepreneurs and hospital practitioners.

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Digital4Genomics : une première à Genopole !

Strengthening ties among neighbors

The biocluster benefits from the close ties it has with Grand Paris Sud's higher learning and research establishments, grouped with Genopole within the association Évry-Sénart Sciences and Innovation. This alliance stimulates the interdisciplinarity indispensable to the growth of life sciences and technologies, including notably digital and engineering sciences. This territorial energy is an asset for Genopole's Call for Innovative Ideas and its postdoctoral ApogeeBio fellowships program. The association also contributes to the territory's scientific events. For example, the 2022 edition of its yearly colloquium was focused on sustainable development. It highlighted the role of Genoscope in the exploration of marine plankton and the environmental-management technologies of three Genopole start-ups: EvalDépol, Safeinsight and Anova-Plus.

Consolider les liens de proximité

Training in bioinformatics for health genomics

The fifth edition of Genopole's Autumn School was held under the banner "Bioinformatics and Biostatistical Tools in Medical Genomics" on 21–24 November. The event, organized with the University of Évry and the support of national and international experts, trained biologists, clinicians and informaticians in the use of human genomics data analytical tools.

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Se former à la bioinformatique pour la génomique en santé

The Évry campus aligns itself in the innovation chain

For 2022, as in years past, Genopole, the University of Évry-Paris Saclay and Évry-Courcouronnes's Grandes Écoles: Télécom SudParis, ENSIIE and IMT-Business School, came together at the start of the year to express their shared wishes. The event was held on Tuesday, 25 January in the presence of Essonne Prefect Éric Jalon and Grand Paris Sud Urban Area President Michel Bisson. There, Genopole President Stéphane Beaudet underlined the territory's shared ambition of consolidating the innovation chain, from academia to industrial transfer for issues in pharmaceuticals, the environment, nutrition, digital sciences, etc.