Monaco to host LIA-ROPSE scientific conference for the first time 


After three successive meetings on French soil, now it is the turn of Monaco to host a conference for the great minds of the Centre Scientifique de Monaco and the Université Côte d’Azur, who have come together under the banner of the multi-focus LIA-ROPSE project.  

A collaboration between the Centre Scientifique de Monaco (CSM) and the Université Côte d’Azur known as the LIA-ROPSE, or International Associated Laboratory for the Response of Organisms and Populations to Environmental Stress, is set to host its first meeting in the Principality on Friday 13th October at the Auditorium Rainier III.  

A number of leading scientists from the region, such as the CSM’s Dr Denis Allemand, have been invited to speak and lead mini-conferences at the day-long event, which will include a visit to the premises of the CSM.  

The programme is impressively diverse, from a panel event on ocean sustainability that will be led by Dr Françoise Gaill of the CNSR and Vice-President of the Plateforme Océan & Climat, who will discuss why it is important for politicians to have a good understanding of the scientific world, to a comparative study of “The Mouse and the Starlet Sea Anemone: Not a fable but two complementary models for paediatric cancer research” by Dr Nicolas Haupaix of the IRCAN.  

Spokespeople from a number of Monaco’s scientific agencies, such as Bernard Fautrier from Monaco pour l’Environnement and Dr Florence Decroix-Comanduci from the International Atomic Energy Agency offices in the Principality, will also be given a chance to present their work.  

The convening of the LIA-ROPSE is being counted amongst the year-long calendar of events held in honour of the centenary of the late Prince Rainier III’s birth in 1923. He was the founder of the CSM in 1960, and also launched many other scientific endeavours during his lifetime and reign.

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