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Animal Sciences at the 2020 National Science Fair

Fête de la Science 2020 @MESRI
The 2020 edition of the National Science Fair will be a virtual event due to the sanitary crisis. Scientists from INRAE in Ile-de-France are mobilized to share their work with the public. Beginning on October 2 they gave conferences, presented videos and for the public including grade-school children. The program; the earth and its inhabitants, lactic acid bacteria, urban farms, animal sciences....

A virtual edition is proposed this year by the Village des Sciences Paris-Saclay. A platform has been developed specifically to access online the hundred or so workshops and mini-conferences scheduled for this 2020 edition of the Fête de la science.

The videos will be accessible between October 2 and 12 at the following address: 
Ten activities are offered by the INRAE/AgroParisTech joint units:

  • Urban farms! A cartoon will present the main results of the SEMOIRS research project aimed at studying the ecosystemic services rendered by urban micro-farms. After explaining what a micro-farm and ecosystemic service are, several important results will be shared.
  • Lactic acid bacteria under the projectors of the synchrotron SOLEIL. This conference will illustrate several results from partnerships between Synchroton SOLEIL scientists and the SAYFOODS Unit, the challenges and stakes of observing bacteria at the synchrotron SOLEIL.
  • The European project RISE PREMIUM on the conservation of lactic acid bacteria. This is an animated film presenting the European project RISE PREMIUM on the development of new strategies for the preservation of lactic acid bacteria. Presentation of the context, the stakes and the approach.
  • Connaissez-vous les microARN ? Discover the small RNA sequences that circulate inside our cells and act as switches, regulating the acivity of our genes!
  • Voyage au cœur de la glande mammaire. This video explains how milk is made inside of the mammary gland.
  • Connaissez-vous les exosomes ? Discover what these small "messengers" are that circulate in our bodies - including milk!
  • Le chemin d’un échantillon dans le cendre de ressources biologiques (CRB) This animated video will help you discover how our Biological Resources Center (CRB) treats biological samples.
  • Et pourquoi pas un doctorat ? Meet four doctoral students who explain what doing a doctorate in the sciences implicates and the advantages of doing it at one of the INRAE research centers.
  • Pour nourrir son petit, la vache produit du lait. An animated video that explains how milk is made in the mammary gland of the heifer, feeding the calf.
  • Diversité et conservation des animaux domestiques : les outils de la génétique à la rescousse ? Domestic animals are an important part of the world's biodiversity. The different levels of diversity will be described. Molecular tools and their use in controlling and managing genetic diversity are also presented.