Networking Breakfast for French-speaking scientific community! March 13, 2012

As part of the 2012 Francophonie Celebrations, The Office of Science of Technology in Boston invites you to join our Scientific Networking Breakfast, a unique chance to meet with fellow students, researchers and entrepreneurs from the French-speaking scientific community.

« Tech entrepreneurship as a career opportunity »

Speaker : Fred Destin
Venture Capitalist – Partner, Atlas Ventures

When : March 13, 2012, 8.00 – 10.30 AM 

Where : Swissnex Boston, 420 Broadway, Cambridge


From his transatlantic experience in venture capital, Fred Destin will share his vision on the key steps to launching a successful start-up, the unique set of skills acquired through an entrepreneurial venture and the beneficial role of entrepreneurs in time of crisis. 
(Presentation in French)


First Café des Sciences of 2012 : Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry

“Innovation et industrie pharmaceutique”
Les mutations des modèles de recherche

Jean-Marie Vallet    

 President, Cyrma Venture – Advisory, Life Sciences – Member of LaunchPad Venture Group 

Mardi 17 Janvier 2012 : 18h30 – 20h30
French Cultural Center
53 Marlborough Street  Boston, MA 02116 

En partenariat spécial avec le French Cultural Center de Boston
Cette édition est sponsorisée par Cellectis bioresearch


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Café des Sciences #30 at the Broad Institute on May 18

Last month, more than 60 people attended to the exceptionnal Café des Sciences at the Broad Institute and listen to the great presentation of Dr. Baudouin Gerard and Dr. Clementine Féau, two young research scientists at the Institute. Using concrete examples of their research projects, they explained the challenges and the outcomes of the interaction between chemistry and biology and the way the Broad Institute creates a unique environment that fosters this interface. Thank you very much to the Broad for opening its beautiful facilities and offering a delicious buffet to the Café des Sciences community. Let’s do it again shortly!

Watch the video  presenting the Café des Sciences and the event

Café de Sciences at the Broad Institute with Dr. Clémentine Feau and Dr. Baudouin Gérard

On May 18th at 6pm, the Office of Science and Technology will be holding its 30th Café de Sciences.

This month’s presentation (in French) will be held at the Broad Institute (map),  “Les challenges de l’interface Chime-Biologie et le modèle du Broad Institute.” The 2 speakers are Dr. Clémentine Feau and Dr. Baudouin Gérard, Research Scientists at the Broad Institute.

To RSVP, email

This event is also sponsored by the French-American Chamber of Commerce in New England, HubTech21, and Swissnex.

Café de Sciences with Professor Peter Libby

Prof Peter Libby, the Director of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spoke the Café de Sciences at the Residence of France from 6pm-8pm on March 24th 2010.

Dr Libby also serves as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He directs the D.W. Reynolds Cardiovascular Clinical Research Center at Harvard. Dr. Libby’s current major research focus is the role of inflammation in vascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his research accomplishments. His areas of clinical expertise include general and preventive cardiology. The topic of the talk is “Prevent Heart Attack in 2010.” To RSVP, please email  For more information about the Café de Sciences meetings, visit