Talk: AFRAN Melbourne Salon

Talk: AFRAN Melbourne Salon

Talk: AFRAN Melbourne Salon

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Cancer is not only a major cause of mortality worldwide that touches nearly every family, but also a disease which affects all other multicellular organisms. Oncology as a scientific field has, until now, developed in relative isolation from ecological and evolutionary sciences. To overcome these caveats, the presenters established the “Cancer in Ecology and Evolution International Associated Laboratory (LIA)” also known as IRP CANECEV, in order to understand the ecological and evolutionary consequences of cancer in ecosystems.

This talk will focus on how applying evolutionary principles to cancer revolutionises treatment strategies and approaches. The talk will explain how – in contrast to classical treatment strategies that aim to eliminate all cancer cells (a near impossible task) – adaptive therapy aims to control the enemy. The presenters will then demonstrate what happens when cancer cells become the ultimate foe: when they escape the organism, become contagious, and drive species to extinction, like the iconic Tasmanian Devils. Finally, they will demonstrate how linking interdisciplinary disciplines has the potential to reveal new perspectives and strategies in human cancer research and in wildlife biology.

This collaboration is supported by the CNRS, the University of Montpellier, the French Embassy, the Australian French Research Association (AFRAN), Deakin University and the University of Tasmania.

Frédéric Thomas is the Directeur de Recherche (senior scientist,) at CNRS. He has a well-established expertise in the field of host–parasite interactions, especially host manipulation. He has published more than 240 articles in numerous international peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Nature Ecology and Evolution, and Nature communications. He has also edited 12 books and written two. He has been working on projects related to evolution and cancer since July 2011 and has since published 70 articles on this topic.

Beata Ujvari is an Associate Professor in Bioinformatics and Genetics at Deakin University. As an evolutionary ecologist, her research focuses on the interactions between organisms and their environment and these effects on organismal fitness. She has authored more than 130 journal articles and 5 book chapters on evolution, animal behaviour, genetics and ecology as they relate to cancer. Dr Ujvari edited the first textbook on the topic of Ecology and Evolution of Cancer, published by Academic Press. She is the Victorian hub leader of the Australian French Research Association (AFRAN).

You can watch the replay of this conference here

Flash Call for IRN-FACES collaborative projects

Flash Call for IRN-FACES collaborative projects

Flash Call for IRN-FACES collaborative projects

The IRN-FACES launches a Flash Call to support bilateral research initiatives as discussed during the last two web-meetings on hydrogen energy (H2E) and electrochemical energy storage (E2S). Call details are available in this PDF file.

To facilitate the contact between partners, you may have a glance on the H2E and E2S expertise posters available at: https://filesender.renater.fr/?s=download&token=34540b33-55ea-4131-bd5b-a982732426ec

Laboratory presentations during E2S web-meeting are also available at: https://filesender.renater.fr/?s=download&token=b270e7a7-a933-46b0-b22b-a2cd872a07b7

Note the short deadline for submitting proposals: Thursday, November 12, 2020.

tThe IRN-FACES team is looking forward to receiving your exciting proposals!

Australia: Call for projects “Fonds Pacifique” 2021

Australia: Call for projects “Fonds Pacifique” 2021

Australia: Call for projects “Fonds Pacifique” 2021

Call for projects “Fonds Pacifique” 2021 (from the Embassy of France in Camberra)

A call for projects is launched by the permanent Secretariat for the Pacific, with the view to select projects susceptible to be funded in 2021 by the “Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation for the Pacific “, or “Fonds Pacifique”. The selected projects will contribute to the regional insertion of the French communities: New Caledonia, French Polynesia and islands Wallis and Futuna.

Projects submitted for this call by Australian partners shall be submitted to the Embassy of France in Australia, by November the 22nd, 2020 (12 am Canberra time). To be eligible, the selected projects will have to fit in one of the following field:

  • Projects allowing the French communities to be associated with the fight against climate change and with the risk prevention of disasters.
  • Economic projects implementing the French Pacific territories capabilities or fostering their integration in regional economic exchanges
  • Sanitary safety (fight against the endemic diseases, non-contagious or transmitted by infectious vectors) or food safety (management of halieutic resources).

Beyond these themes, preference will be given to the projects fostering gender equity.

The projects must be co-financed at least at 50 % of the total amount of the eligible expenses.

The maximum support by the Pacific Fund is 100 000 euro for a project.

The Pacific Fund is meant to initiate projects and not to support the development of a project through time. In case you foresee that the project you are submitting might lead to a potential re-application later on, this has to be mentioned from the start.

The projects submitted by Australian partners have to be sent by email at the service of cooperation and cultural action of the Embassy of France in Canberra (science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr), and their description must be drafted in French

To apply, you must fill the project form
… and the provisional budget

For any request, thank you for contacting us at:
science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Australia: PHC FASIC 2021 Program

Australia: PHC FASIC 2021 Program

Australia: PHC FASIC 2021 Program

PHC FASIC 2021 Program (from the Embassy of France in Camberra)

- Deadline for applications: 11th of January 2021

The objective of this program is to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between laboratories in both countries, by encouraging new cooperation and the participation of young researchers.

Submitted projects must be joint research projects involving at least a French and an Australian research partners.

A matching fund from the partnering Australian research institutions is mandatory and will stand as one of the eligibility criteria of the submitted projects. A letter of financial support from the research Australian institutions must be attached to the application.

You will find the general information about FASIC 2020 on Campus France website following this link

This program will be implemented through three specific instruments:

  • The FASIC Workshops Scheme supports the organisation of bilateral scientific workshops, jointly designed by French and Australian research groups on thematics of strategic interest for the future of the cooperation. Due to the pandemic, particular attention will be given to proposals for online workshops.
    To apply, you can refer to the application process on this link.
  • The FASIC Researchers Scheme supports researchers’ mobility from France (French overseas territories included) to Australia to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between laboratories in both countries.
    To apply, you can refer to the application process on this link.
  • The FASIC PhD Scheme aims to support PhD candidates’ mobility between the two countries with the view to establish or consolidate individual connections between French and Australian research labs.
    To apply, you can refer to the application process on this link.

For any query about this program, feel free to contact us: science.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

Call for Nominations 2021 France Excellence Scholarship Program of the French Embassy in Vietnam

This article is in French. 

Appel à candidatures 2021 – Programme de Bourses France Excellence de l’Ambassade de France au Vietnam

Dans le cadre de son soutien à la politique de formation des cadres scientifiques,
techniques, économiques et administratifs du Vietnam, l’Ambassade de France
poursuit son programme de bourses France Excellence.
Ce programme s’adresse aux candidats vietnamiens qui souhaitent suivre une
formation dans les universités ou grandes écoles françaises, aux niveaux master 2
ou doctorat.

Les domaines d’études prioritaires à ce programme sont:

  • les sciences fondamentales
  • les sciences de l’ingénieur
  • l’économie, la gestion et le management
  • le droit.

La bourse est attribuée pour une durée de :

  • douze mois pour un master 2
  • trente-six mois pour un doctorat.

Le calendrier de ce programme de bourses est le suivant :
Date limite de réception des dossiers 15 janvier 2021
Entretien des candidats présélectionnés sur dossier Courant mars 2021
Annonce des résultats mi-avril 2021
Le règlement du programme de bourses France Excellence et le formulaire de
candidature peuvent être téléchargés sur le site : www.ambafrance-vn.org