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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

"Plants and Society" Working group

The SPS activities of mediation / popularization of science, intended for the general public and/or school pupils, are animated by a working group entitled "Plants and Society" coordinated by:
Pierre Hilson

Pierre HILSON (INRAE Research director)
PH is an agronomical engineer. He is involved in research projects in plant biology and biotechnology with the team Biology of the Cell and Regeneration at the Institut Jean-Pierre Bourgin. In addition to his activities as a biologist, PH is involved in several scientific mediation initiatives at the regional and national levels. In each of these activities, PH mobilizes the SPS research community and organizes exchanges between scientists and various audiences (teenagers, teachers, general public).

Marie-Jeanne Sellier

Marie-Jeanne SELLIER (INRAE Research engineer)
MJS is an agronomical engineer (2007) and has a PhD in biology (2010). She is the manager of the Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS) project since 2011. MJS is involved in the mediation activities of the SPS network and coordinates the participation of SPS to the "Fête de la Science" (National Science Fair), as part of the Village des Sciences Paris-Saclay, and to the Fascination of Plants Day, an international day for celebration of plants. She was also the national coordinator of the Fascination of Plants Day for France in 2019 and 2021.

Océane Durand

Océane DURAND (SPS Scientific mediation officer SPS)
With a background in natural sciences and scientific journalism, OD joined the program Des Plantes et des Hommes as a mediation designer and animator. Since her time in the Auvergne volcanoes as a scientific animator and her training at the "Cité des sciences et de l'industrie", she is focusing her work on the links between science and society. Previously involved in events for the general public, OD now participates in the dissemination and transmission of scientific discoveries in the fields of biology and plant biotechnology, particularly towards high school students.

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