General public

The IGH is strongly involved in the sharing and dissemination of scientific culture, with two objectives that go beyond the transmission of scientific knowledge:

  • to make the processes of scientific research understandable and accessible to all
  • to promote the knowledge of research careers among young people in order to awaken future vocations

To this end, the IGH supports and participates in numerous events that facilitate exchanges between researchers and the public: regular participation in the Fête de la Science, interventions in schools (Rencontres Declics), open house operations, opportunities for internships adapted to middle and high school students (Apprentis Chercheurs, hosting interns from the 9th grade).

Fête de la science 2022The Fête de la science, a flagship and popular event that celebrates the sharing of science, will take place from October 7 to 17, 2022 in metropolitan France and from November 10 to 27 in overseas territories and internationally.

> Participations in the Declics meetings of the FSER circle

Les rencontres DeclicsThe Declics meetings aim to promote the knowledge of research processes and jobs to young people, by bringing research teams to high schools to have a privileged exchange with students in small groups. 
For the 2022 session, Declics meetings will take place between November 14 and December 16, 2022.
Pre-registration here

> Participation in the Apprentice Researchers project of the Association Arbres des connaissances with Genopolys

One Wednesday afternoon per month, pairs of middle and high school students are hosted in a research laboratory where they carry out a scientific project under the supervision of researchers, PhD students, post-docs and engineers. At the end of the school year, a Researchers' Apprentice conference is organized at Genopolys, during which they present their work in public and receive a research initiation certificate. Genopolys website - "Arbre des Connaissances" association

Research apprentices at the IGH

> Participation in the science village as part of the Fête de la Science

  • Village des Sciences 2019 : Workshop "from fly to man"
    This workshop aims to show how flies and other small animals can be useful to understand genetic diseases and to accelerate medical research. The strong point of the workshop is the experimental part, in a scientific research situation: handling of sleeping drosophila, observation under a binocular magnifying glass, sorting of males and females and mutants, among which flies made carriers of degenerative diseases

Website Fête de la Science

> Videos of scientific popularization and master classes proposed by the igh research teams

The team Systemic impact of small regulatory RNAs