Toulouse/Atlanta: Biomedical Research and Technology Transfer

WHEN: October 25 - 26
WHERE: Emory University, Georgia Tech
These meetings are not open to the public.

France-Atlanta will host on October 25 and 26 high-level meetings between doctors and scientists from Toulouse and Atlanta.

The aim of these targeted meetings between the two cities is: 1) to consolidate collaborations in oncology established since France-Atlanta 2010 between the Toulouse Oncopole and the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; 2) to define a medical research protocol by highlighting common thematics; 3) to identify teams and leader for each of those thematics in Toulouse and at Emory.

The French delegation from Toulouse is composed of:

- Christophe Cazaux : the vice-president of the Oncopole Toulouse and the scientific counsellor of Pierre Cohen, the Mayor of Toulouse.

- Luc Sensebé : clinician haematologist working on the clinical applications of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and regenerative medicine. Luc Sensebé is currently working with Pr Jacques Galipeau (Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University).

- Pierre Dufresne : the president of Toulouse Tech Transfer, one of the five new French SATT (Société d’Accélération de Transfert de Technologie), or Technology Transfer Acceleration Company.

The Toulouse delegation will meet major Atlanta scientists from Emory University and Georgia Tech on specific issues related to haematology, oncology and technology transfer.

Contact : Nicolas Florsch, Scientific Attaché,

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