The "Journée François Jacob"

2 août 2021

The François Jacob colloquium, organized by the Institute for Biology of the Collège de France on October 4, 2021, will be devoted to "Mathematical Beauty of Living Organisms".

It will gather experts from different fields, all implicated in mathematical or physical modeling in biology. 

The "Journée François Jacob"

François Jacob

The "Journée François Jacob" is a day-long symposium organised each year by the Collège de France’s Institute of Biology in order to assess and discuss key and cutting-edge topics in biological research. Participants may be researchers based at the Collège de France or French and foreign guests.

The symposium traditionally coincides with the Antoine Lacassagne award being officially granted to its recipient. This award, given each year by the Collège de France to a young researcher in biology, is also the opportunity for the awardee to present a lecture during the symposium.

The symposium is named after François Jacob, holder of the chair Cellular Genetics of the Collège de France from 1964 to 1991, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 1965 with André Lwoff and Jacques Monod for the discovery of genetic control in the synthesis of enzyme and virus synthesis.