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French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety

ANSES celebrates science!

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News of 09/10/2015

Like each year, in celebration of France's National Science Festival, ANSES's research and reference laboratory scientists open their doors to bring science closer to the general public. From 7 to 11 October 2015, they are inviting the public to discover their everyday activities and learn about the different research professions.

 

This year, the Fougères Laboratory (Ille-et-Vilaine) is offering workshops, conferences and open house events on various subjects such as the fight against microbes, antibiotic resistance, the presence of veterinary drug residues in food, and notions of chemistry in everyday life.

 

The Sophia-Antipolis Laboratory for Bee Health (Alpes-Maritimes) welcomes you to the heart of the Sophia-Antipolis Science Weekend Village. Its goal: to educate the public about the major diseases responsible for bee decline, and to explain the consequences of the disappearance this pollinator, an essential insect for the maintenance of biodiversity.

 

The scientists from the Dozulé Laboratory (Calvados), specialising in equine diseases, will invite you to discover the research professions for equine health. All you need to know about virology, bacteriology, parasitology, epidemiology and pathological anatomy.

 

Learn about the water cycle, observe micro-organisms found in water, take a quiz on animals... These are just a few of the subjects that the scientists from ANSES's Ploufragan-Plouzané Laboratory (Côtes d’Armor and Finistère), specialising in poultry, rabbit, pig and farmed fish health, will help you to discover this year at the National Science Festival.

 

To celebrate France’s Science Festival and the International Year of Soils, the Plant Health Laboratory (Angers-Rennes) is joining forces with the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Rennes Universe Sciences Observatory (OSUR) to participate in their event entitled "Soils: environments for life". The scientists will help you to discover soil biodiversity, and nematodes in particular. They will offer a close-up view of various nematode species, especially plant parasites, and will help you to understand the damage they can cause.