French Scholars Lecture Series 2020 Awards

February 26, 2020

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, in partnership with the Consulate General of France in Vancouver, is proud to announce the recipients of the French Scholars Lecture Series 2020 Awards. 

This lecture series aims to bring French scholars who have a proven track record of academic excellence and innovative research to UBC. This year’s recipients come from a wide range of disciplines, from Medicine, to Science, and Sustainability. 

Lecture locations and times will be announced on our events page and in our monthly newsletter once they are available. 

Scholar: Angela Bonifati, Lyon 1 University and Liris CNRS
Title of lecture: Quality-aware analytics on healthcare data
UBC Host: Raymond Ng, Department of Computer Science

Scholar: Jacky Goetz, INSERM
Title of lecture:Tracking tumor metastasis at high spatio-temporal resolution
UBC Host: Calvin Roskelly, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Scholar: Serge Gruzinski, EHESS
Title of lecture: What is the use of History?
UBC Host: Kim Beauchesne, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies

Scholar: Lluis Murci Quintana, CNRS; Institut Pasteur (Paris)
Title of lecture: Understanding the evolutionary and genetic factors driving variation in immune responses in humans and implications for treating and preventing infectious diseases
UBC Host: Michael Kobor, Department of Medical Genetics

Scholar: Alain Nadaï, CNRS
Title of lecture: The political construction of renewable energy resources
UBC Host: Milind Kandlikar, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability & School of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Scholar: Chloé Thieuleux, CNRS
Title of lecture: Surface molecular chemistry, a powerful tool to yield molecular supported species and calibrated nanoparticles: application in catalysis and beyond
UBC Host: Laurel Schafer, Department of Chemistry