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Qu'est-ce que le CRI ?

Le CRI co-construit et partage de nouvelles manières d'apprendre, d'enseigner, de faire de la recherche et de mobiliser l'intelligence collective dans les domaines des sciences du vivant, de l’apprendre et du numérique pour relever les objectifs de développement durable (ODDs) des Nations Unies.

Le CRI développe et accueille des programmes d’enseignement qui vont de la maternelle au lycée, avec Savanturiers - École de la Recherche, de la licence au doctorat et s’étendent tout au long de la vie, au sein de l’Université de Paris.

Au coeur du CRI se trouvent un collaboratoire de recherche INSERM, un MakerSpace spécialisé en innovation frugale et un laboratoire digital.

Le CRI organise de nombreux évènements ouverts au grand public et conférences internationales et est à l’origine de l’initiative #LearningPlanet en partenariat avec l'AFD et l'UNESCO dont il est aussi titulaire d'une Chaire. Il bénéficie également du soutien de la Ville de Paris, du Plan d'Investissement d'Avenir et de nombreux autres partenaires.

Le CRI a été fondé en 2006 par François Taddei et Ariel Lindner et est accompagné de façon déterminante par la Fondation Bettencourt Schueller depuis ses débuts.

  • 350 étudiant·e·s, 1300 depuis la création du CRI
  • Plus de 40 research fellows
  • Plus de 30 000 élèves engagé·e·s dans le programme Savanturiers depuis sa création en 2013
  • Plus de 100 masterclasses scientifiques avec des intervenant·e·s de renommée internationale depuis la création du CRI
  • Plus de 100 000 souscriptions aux MOOCs depuis 2014
  • Plus de 50 nationalités représentées
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dimanche 5 juillet 2020
17:00
3ème École d'été des Objectifs de Développement Durable

À propos de l'EEODD 2020

Devant l’immensité des défis économiques, sociaux et environnementaux qui caractérisent l’état de la planète en ce début de 21e siècle, les communautés scientifiques et universitaires du Nord et du Sud ont un rôle spécifique à jouer par leur contribution aux avancées mondiales de la connaissance et à la promotion de recherches utiles pour atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable (ODD) adoptés par l’ONU en 2015.

Un travail de recherche collaboratif est proposé en ligne autour la semaine du 6 au 8 juillet 2020. 30 jeunes doctorants du Sud et du Nord travaillant sur des questions liées aux ODD vont rejoindre l’aventure pour 4 jours en ligne, afin de produire une réflexion et des questions de recherche, animées par des pédagogies créatives imaginées par le Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire, l’AFD, l’IRD et AMU. La semaine sera rythmée autour de plusieurs sessions pour aboutir à la production collective de questions de recherche.

Notre intention est de permettre la réflexion, l’échange et l’apprentissage sur des questions inédites de recherche quant aux inégalités et à ce que nous révèle le COVID. Le contenu sera donc basé sur les questions de recherche apportées par le croisement des disciplines et des cultures des participants. Il s'agit de mettre encore plus en lumière les inégalités que l'on connaît mais qui ont du mal à être considérées, les inégalités que l'on n'avait peut-être pas encore suffisamment identifiées, et que la crise du COVID rend plus criantes.

Pour plus d'informations sur l'EEODD, veuillez consulter le site ici.

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jeudi 9 juillet 2020
10:00
Freedom of choice adds value to public goods - network seminar with Petter Holme

We are happy to invite you to the network seminar of Petter Holme https://petterhol.me/about/

Freedom of choice adds value to public goods

Public goods, ranging from judiciary to sanitation to parkland, permeate daily life. They have been a subject of intense interdisciplinary study, with a traditional focus being on participation levels in isolated public goods games (PGGs) as opposed to a more recent focus on participation in PGGs embedded into complex social networks. We merged the two perspectives by arranging voluntary participants into one of three network configurations, upon which volunteers played a number of iterated PGGs within their network neighborhood. The purpose was to test whether the topology of social networks or a freedom to express preferences for some local public goods over others affect participation. The results show that changes in social networks are of little consequence, yet volunteers significantly increase participation when they freely express preferences. Surprisingly, the increase in participation happens from the very beginning of the game experiment, before any information about how others play can be gathered. Such information does get used later in the game as volunteers seek to correlate contributions with higher returns, thus adding significant value to public goods overall. These results are ascribable to a small number of behavioral phenotypes, and suggest that societies may be better off with bottom-up schemes for public goods provision.

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lundi 13 juillet 2020
11:30
CRI Research Collaboratory seminar - Hélène Meunier and Chetan Velumurugan
Spotlight on the interns!

Featuring the research done by our bachelor and master interns

Live at the Learning Center Extension or via Zoom at this link.

![]() ![]() Tremor Watch

Hélène Meunier - CRI

I have been working on the "tremor watch" project which aims at using low cost wearable device for logging and quantifying pathology induced tremors (e.g parkinson disease). I began my internship by a state of the art gathering information about the wearables dedicated to monitor and even counterbalance tremors. The aim was to better understand what was already existing and what were the needs and the challenges for tomorrow. I worked on several scientific articles to better understand Parkinson tremors and other diseases involving tremors. The first challenge was to implement a real time data graph to visualize the accelerometery, angular position and magnetometry using Arduino and python. Then I programmed the associated transfer functions. Currently, my device is being tested on a Parkinson patient so that I can get data. Next step is adapting my device by filtering frequencies (noise reduction…) The intention of the filters is to find for each patient the exact pathology causing these tremors. There is still work that needs to be done after that, on counterbalancing tremors using haptic feedback.

![]() Low-cost and Portable Peritoneal Dialysis Machine

Chetan Velumurugan - CRI

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is an important public health challenge given its high prevalence, morbidity and mortality. The true burden of CKD in low and middle-income countries is not known due to the absence of national registries. South Asia suffers from a large and increasing burden of untreated end stage kidney disease (ESKD). India, one of the largest and most populous countries in South Asia has 1 million patients who require dialysis on a regular basis, out of which only around 10 percent can actually afford or access it. Large numbers of patients below the poverty line, low gross domestic product, and low monetary allocations for health care have limited the availability of renal replacement therapies (RRT) to large sections of the population. Most patients with ESKD in India die without receiving appropriate treatment due to the high costs of treatment. Hence, the cost of treatment becomes a deciding factor between the two modalities of dialysis, which are Hemodialysis (HD) and Peritoneal Dialysis (PD). Both HD and PD are shown to have comparable patient survival rates. Dialysis prescriptions are not optimized for patients and HD is the most common modality followed by transplantation, and PD stands a distant third in RRTs. Also, a majority of nephrology-related services are concentrated in expensive private sector hospitals in urban locations. This makes PD an attractive option for a majority of rural patients. Low-cost Peritoneal Dialysis Machines will play an important role in providing accessible and affordable dialysis treatments for people in low resource settings across India. Towards this goal, my research focuses on the design and development of a Low-cost and Portable Peritoneal Dialysis Machine.

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lundi 20 juillet 2020
10:00
Analysing dynamics and stochastic causality of social networks - brainstorming session

The focus of this session will be an open discussion around the topic of promising new approaches to the analysis of the dynamics and stochastic causality of social networks such as Twitter via a mix of machine learning and rewriting theory techniques. We will be joined by Reiko Heckel (University of Leicester), who recently introduced in joint work with Bello Shehu Bello et al. [1-3] rule-based strategies for the analysis of social networks. Some of the computational tools in rewriting theory of use for this type of method will then be highlighted later the same day in the Research Seminar at 11:30 (more info here)

Remote participation possible, details and links will be made availabe closer to the event time.

References:

[1] Reverse Engineering the Behaviour of Twitter Bots, Bello Shehu Bello, Reiko Heckel and Leandro Minku, 2018 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329390665_Reverse_Engineering_the_Behaviour_of_Twitter_Bots

[2] Social Media Campaign Strategies: Analysis of the 2019 Nigerian Elections, Bello Shehu Bello, Isa Inuwa-Dutse and Reiko Heckel, 2019 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336813549_Social_Media_Campaign_Strategies_Analysis_of_the_2019_Nigerian_Elections

[3] Analyzing the Behaviour of Twitter Bots in Post Brexit Politics, Bello Shehu Bello and Reiko Heckel, 2019 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337260998_Analyzing_the_Behaviour_of_Twitter_Bots_in_Post_Brexit_Politics

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lundi 20 juillet 2020
11:30
CRI Research Collaboratory seminar - Nicolas Behr
Tracelet Analysis for the Life Sciences

Nicolas Behr - CRI

Live at the Learning Center Extension or via Zoom at this link.

Reporting on recent progress made throughout my CRI Short-Term fellowship, I will present algorithmic advances and a first software prototype for the study of organo- and biochemical reaction systems (joint work with J.-L. Andersen, W. Fontana, R. Heckel, D. Merkle and M. G. Saadat). After providing a non-technical introduction to the key theoretical concept of rewriting theory, also touching briefly upon possible use scenarios within social network theory, the main focus of the talk will be a live demonstration of the prototype of our open-source algorithm collection for analyzing rewriting systems. Intuitively, the notion of pathways in chemical reaction systems is given a precise theoretical counterpart in the structure of so-called tracelets, which permits the development of a new approach to the static analysis of such pathways. The key purpose of our software project consists in rendering these category-theoretical algorithms accessible to practitioners in the applied sciences, concretely via providing a high-level API in the form of a Python package (and that relies upon the Microsoft Z3 SMT solver as key part of its computational core). Feedback on the live demonstration of the software prototype would thus be highly appreciated!

The seminar will be preceeded by a brainstorming session, more info here

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lundi 27 juillet 2020
11:30
CRI Research Collaboratory seminar - Cédrine Socquet, Ana Phelippeau, and Paul-Peter Arslan
Spotlight on the students!

Featuring the research by our PhD, master and bachelor students

Live at the Learning Center Extension or via Zoom at this link.

![]() ![]() Rewriting the evolution of handwriting gesture

Fundamental research hand in hand with new technologies

Cédrine Socquet, Ana Phelippeau, and Paul-Peter Arslan

Writing is studied in this open and interdisciplinary research as a unique ability, present in one animal species, Homo Sapiens, involving the development of the brain but also and especially the development of motor skills.

Humans share several skills with non-human primates. Grasping and manipulative abilities have evolved both in humans and non-human primates (but also in many other species such as arthropods, birds, mammals, amphibians). Studying the use of tools in non-human primates helps us to have a better understanding of the evolution of human grasping abilities. However, handwriting remains a human specificity and the study of its prerequisites allows us to have a better knowledge of the human hand. Thus, handwriting is one of the most complex and fastest movements of the human motor repertoire. It is the most complex language modality associated with a highly elaborate system of neurological and biomechanical integrations that change according to what the task demands. From the youngest age, most human infants are trained to learn how to write. Handwriting is an important issue for personal and scholar activities. However, the underlying mechanisms of the development of handwriting in children remains poorly investigated. Besides, a major issue with children is dealing with a huge variability and highlighting invariants in this variability. In this project, we are developing digital tools (e.g. sensors) to explore the development of handwriting in children.

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lundi 7 septembre 2020
08:30
Semaine d'introduction L1

Rentrée à distance pour nos étudiants de première année. L1S1 - Semaine d'introduction - Compétences transversales - 40h

Création d'une communauté d'apprentissage et introduction à l'implication personnelle des étudiants.

-> Événement réservé à nos étudiants.

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vendredi 25 septembre 2020
17:00
Falling Walls Lab - Paris

Falling Walls is he one-day scientific conference which showcases the research work of international scientists from a wide range of fields

Before the general conference various onsite events (Falling Walls Labs) happen all around the world.

This year, Falling Walls Lab is coming to Paris!

Pitch your innovative idea in just 3 minutes, showcasing a breakthrough that creates a positive impact on science and society. Join the growing Falling Walls community and win a trip to the global Finale in Berlin this November!

Join the growing Falling Walls community & win a trip to the global Finale in Berlin this November!

Deadline for applications: 7 September 2020 Apply here: https://falling-walls.com/lab/apply/

Falling Walls is open to students, entrepreneurs, early-career researchers, & academics of all disciplines

For any questions, contact us at fallingwalls@cri-paris.org.

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jeudi 1 octobre 2020
18:30
Biotech Start-up Series #2: Oncology Markets, implications for Product Development and Deal-Making

The Biotech Start-up Series of conferences focuses on entrepreneurship in healthcare, allowing American & European entrepreneurs, researchers and experts to gather and explore trends in the biotechnology field.

The second event will focus on Oncology and Markets. Research advances have given us many new options to fight cancer, and there are many new products in development. When should market considerations guide development? Is market access an issue that entrepreneurs need to think about? What data is available to guide the early development of oncology products?

How do large companies organize themselves to navigate this difficult process? How can entrepreneurs prepare to better interact with “big pharma” who have more data and resources? Come hear from entrepreneurs who have successfully brought products to patients.

BioLabs, the leading operator of co-working laboratory spaces in the US, in collaboration with Servier, a global pharmaceutical company governed by a Foundation, is pleased to invite you to this free event happening in the hub of research and innovation in Paris, the CRI.

The conference will start at 18:30 and will be followed by a cocktail and networking session.

We look forward to meeting with you at the CRI amphitheater on October 1st.

Free event. Open to everyone, limited seating.

More information: www.biolabs.io

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