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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

ANSES celebrates science!

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News of 03/10/2014


In celebration of France's National Science Festival, which this year will be held through October 19th, the scientists at ANSES's laboratories will provide you with a glimpse into their everyday activities. Here is an overview of the programme.

Fougères (Ille-et-Vilaine): Hand hygiene for the very young and resistance to antibiotics explained to teens

Scientists will visit schools, with a fun and educational workshop to explain to children the importance of hand washing, a simple everyday activity. Three workshops will also be held for middle and high school students to discover the microbiological and molecular biology techniques used to detect bacteria’s resistance to antibiotics, from cell to gene.

Sophia-Antipolis (Alpes-Maritimes): Become a bee health expert!

Scientists from the Sophia-Antipolis Laboratory will meet with the public at the "Sophia Antipolis 2014 Weekend Science Village" to introduce people to the major bee diseases and their causes (viruses, bacteria, parasites, chemical pollution, etc.) as well as to explain the consequences of bee losses. An educational hive will be set up to enable visitors to observe bees in their natural environment.

Dozulé (Calvados): All you need to know about equine diseases!

The Dozulé Laboratory for Equine Diseases opens its doors and reveals to you its activities in virology, bacteriology, parasitology, epidemiology and pathological anatomy.

Ploufragan (Côtes d’Armor): Enter the invisible world of bacteria in the refrigerator

The Ploufragan Laboratory invites young and old alike into the invisible world of bacteria in the refrigerator. Various games and workshops will be held to teach children how to store items in the refrigerator, as well to help them understand how it is possible to fall ill from tiny bacteria that are invisible to the naked eye!

The Maisons-Alfort Laboratories (Val-de-Marne) 

The Food Safety Laboratory opens its doors to Maisons-Alfort high school students

Scientists will organise a visit to the laboratory and present the activities and work of its researchers. Through the study of actual cases, they will provide students with notions about home hygiene and food poisoning outbreaks.

The Animal Health Laboratory welcomes students from the Alfort National Veterinary School (ENVA)

Through a visit of the laboratory, veterinary students are invited, in the context of their training curricula, to discover the daily work of researchers in infectious diseases and animal health.

Boulogne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais): Safely reap the health benefits of fishery products 

In collaboration with the Campus de la Mer (“Sea Campus”), scientists from ANSES's Boulogne-sur-Mer Laboratory will invite children and teenagers to step into the shoes of a scientific researcher working to ensure the quality and safety of fishery-based food products.
The scientists will explain the best way to safely consume fish and take full advantage of its many health benefits.