The TONGA project led by Sophie Bonnet (DR IRD, Aix-Marseille) and co-led by Cécile Guieu (DR CNRS), approved by the A*Midex Foundation as part of the "International 2018" call, started its activities in November 2019. This large oceanography project brings together more than 90 scientists from 14 French research units based in metropolitan France or New Caledonia and 6 foreign universities located in the United States, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, the United Kingdom and Israel.
TAUFU project approved by the A*Midex Foundation as part of the "International 2018" call, began its activities in november 2019. It builds on the broad international LHCb network around CERN, and implements a strong collaboration with Tsinghua University in Beijing (China).
IMéRA has published the video recording of Regina Hübner and Eric Arnal-Burtschy's talks who presented their project at the A*Midex Meeting "Interdisciplinarity at the test of collaborations between artists and scientists" on 13 December 2019.
Professor Miguel Alonso, who joined the Fresnel Institute and the University in 2018 on an A*Midex Chair of Excellence, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Optics Letters.
This randomized clinical trial is one of the cornerstones of The Pioneer Project, a multiparametric study that seeks to understand, predict and overcome resistance to PD1(L1) inhibitors (ICIs, immune checkpoint inhibitors). Coupled with an analysis of biomarkers predictive of this resistance, the randomized multicenter umbrella-type trial includes 4 experimental arms that combine the anti-PDL1 durvalumab (ImfinziTM, AstraZeneca) with four new-generation ICIs. The primary endpoint of the trial is the percentage of patients who at 12 weeks have either a total response to treatment, a partial response, or stable disease.
Dr. Luca PASQUINI's project named "ENZIM-FC", approved by the A*Midex Foundation as part of the "Mediterranean 2018" call, began its activities in October 2019. This project will strengthen Aix-Marseille's cooperation with the Tor Vergata University of Rome (Italy).
The WITGAF 2019 Summer School on Fluid Mechanics Applied to Geophysics and Astrophysics, supported by the A*Midex Foundation, was held from 8 to 20 July 2019 in Cargèse, Corsica.
The AQUA-IGNIS project by Morteza Djamali and Nicolas Faucherre, labelled by the A*Midex Foundation as part of the "International 2018" call, started its activities in October 2019. This project strengthens Aix-Marseille's cooperation with the University of Chiraz in Iran, the Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Sciences and the University of Bologna in Italy.
Mr. Régis Guieu's ADOSYN project, labeled by the A*Midex Foundation in the framework of the "Mediterranean 2018" call, started its activities in October 2019. This project strengthens Aix-Marseille's cooperation with the University of Florence (Italy), the University of Naples - Frederick II (Italy), and hospital institutions in Spain and Italy.
The A*Midex Foundation supports the launch of 11 projects in 2020-2021 as part of the A*Midex Action "MEAE-CNRS-AMU-UMIFRE Collaboration: CRFJ and IRMC in the Mediterranean" 2019