Join us for the Fourth Forum of the French Researchers in Australia Network (FRAN), 24-25 August 2015 in Brisbane

The 2015 FRAN FORUM on ‘Innovative ICT Research – Frontier knowledge for global challenges’ will gather top Australian and French scientists, representatives from research and innovation institutions as well as from the business sector and major stakeholders in Brisbane on 24-25 August.

The program for this event is available for download, in PDF format: link

To attend the Forum, please contact:
Please note that access to the cocktail on 24 August is on invitation only

24 August 2015 – The Long room, Customs House, Brisbane City

  • 10:00am: Opening Coffee and Tea – Registration of participants
  • 10:30am – 11:15am: Opening Speeches
    • Pr. Peter HOJ, Vice Chancellor University of Queensland
    • Cedric PRIETO, First Counsellor, French Embassy in Australia
    • Dr. Anne-Yonne LE DAIN, Vice President, French Parliamentary Office for Scientific and Technological Assessment (OPECST: link)
  • 11:15am – 12:15pm: Keynote Speeches:
  • Pr. Philippe CODOGNET, Head of French National Centre for Scientific Research office in Tokyo (CNRS: link):

    French capacities and priorities in ICT research : an overview

  • Pr. Ove HOEGH-GULDBERG, Director Global Change Institute / ARC Laureate Fellow

    Solving the ocean crisis: The critical role of frontier knowledge, innovation, and global partnership

  • 12:15pm- 1:30pm: Lunch buffet
  • 1:30pm -1:45pm: Setting the scene from a strategic perspective : a few words by
    • Mr Eric SOULIER, Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy ;
    • Mr Andrew MILLS, Queensland Government Chief Information Officer ;
    • Mr Cameron SLATYER, Manager of International Science Strategy Section, Australian Department ofIndustry and Science

1:45pm – 3:00pm Session 1 : Data mining and management of environmental resources

  • Moderator : Pr. Jane HUNTER
  • Pr. Jane HUNTER, University of Queensland:

    Monitoring Groundwater Aquifers in Coal Seam Gas Fields through a 3D Sub-surface Web Portal

  • Dr. Clotilde LANGLAIS, FRAN researcher, CSIRO Hobart:

    Diary of an oceanographer modeller

  • Dr Nazha SELMAOUI, University of New Caledonia:

    FOSTER ANR project in Big Data - Knowledge discovery in environmental data

  • Pr Tim CLANCY, Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network:

    National Research Infrastructure: Driving global science and research collaborations for healthy and productive ecosystems

  • Dr Eric LAWREY, Australian Institute for Marine Science:

    eAtlas - Compiling a story of the Great Barrier Reef through data

  • Panel discussion and Q&A session
  • 3:00 -3:20pm: Afternoon Tea

3:20 - 4:50pm Session 2 : Bio-informatics for the Health sector

    • Moderator : Pr. Mark RAGAN
  • Prof Mark RAGAN, ARC Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics:

    Bioinformatics for the Health sector: introduction

  • Dr Roxane LEGAIE, FRAN Researcher, Monash University :

    The Monash Bioinformatics Platform in the ‘clinical research’ space

  • Dr Olivier SALVADO, FRAN researcher, CSIRO Brisbane:

    Leveraging high performance computing for genotyping and phenotyping on the cloud

  • Dr Nouri BEN ZAKOUR, University of Queensland:

    The clinical genomics revolution: opportunities and challenges

  • Dr Kim Anh LE CAO, Diamantina research center, University of Queensland:

    mixOmics: a software for researchers to analyse large data sets

  • Pr Andrew LONIE, Bioinformatics Resource Australia -European Molecular Biology Laboratory (BRAEMBL):

    The EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource

  • Panel discussion and Q&A session

6:00 - 8:00pm: FRAN Forum Cocktail at Sofitel Brisbane,

Guests of Honour:

  • Dr Anne-Yvonne LE DAIN
  • Mr Thierry MARIANI, Member of the French National Assembly for French residents overseas

25 August 2015 – Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland

  • 9:00 – 9:30am: Welcome Tea

9:30 – 10:45am Session 3 : Innovative ICT research from economic and social engagement perspectives

  • Opening of the session, by Brian LORIGAN, Director of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland Chapter
  • Moderator : Dr Dean MOSS
  • Dr Dean MOSS, CEO of UniQuest
  • Pr Philippe CODOGNET, on behalf of the French Research Alliance ALLISTENE CVSTENE
  • Ms Lisa DEVEREAUX, Business Development Manager for Data Australia, CSIRO
  • Mr Richard SIMPSON, CEO of Spatial Industry Business Association (SIBA, Queensland)
  • Mr Mario PENNISI, Director, Life Science Queensland (TBC)
  • Dr Esteban Marcellin SALDANA, Accelerate Early Career Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Dr Cerasela TANASESCU, Postdoctoral Researcher, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
  • Panel discussion and Q&A session

10:45 – 11:45am: Morning Tea / Posters session

11:45am - 12:15pm FRAN discussion with Dr Anne-Yvonne LE DAIN, French MP - Presentation of OPECST

  • 12:15 - 1:30pm : French buffet

1:45 – 3:00pm Session 4 : French scientific cooperation with Australia – State of play, trends, perspectives

  • Moderator : Ms Anne ROUAULT
  • Ms Anne ROUAULT, Attaché for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in Australia:

    State of Play of bilateral S&T cooperation

  • Ms Emma Luke, Department of Industry and Science, International Science Strategy Section:
    International dimensions of the AU science and innovation policy
  • Mr Justin Withers, ARC :

    ARC international funding instruments

  • Dr Richele Rasmussen, NHRMC

    NHRMC international funding instruments

  • Mr Pierre Labrosse, French Delegate for Research in New Caledonia:

    French research capacities in the South Pacific

  • Panel discussion / interactive session with FRAN community
  • 3:00 -3:30pm: Afternoon Tea

3:30 - 4:30pm: FRAN session: The FRAN network – Perspectives of development

  • Moderator : Mr Thomas BIEDERMANN
  • Mr Thomas Biedermann, Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in Australia:

    Presentation of the FRAN network

  • Mr Luke Hammond, QBI:

    FRAN Success story: Super-resolution imaging at the Queensland Brain Institute

  • Dr Dimitri Perrin, FRAN researcher QUT:

    Network of French speaking researchers in Japan : Insights from the Society for French-speaking researchers in Japan

  • Pr Luis Salvador- Carulla, President of the association of Spanish researchers in Australia

    Perspective from the Association of Spanish Researchers in Australia-Pacific

  • Q&A session and discussions with the FRAN community on key actions to the further development of the FRAN network

Dernière modification : 17/03/2020

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