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“Ma thèse en 180 secondes”: A story of identity crisis in a small worm remarkably told by Marie-Charlotte Morin

June 11, 2014

After winning the regional final on March 28, Marie-Charlotte Morin, PhD student of Sophie Jarriault’s team, is the winner of the French national final of “Ma thèse en 180 secondes” held on Tuesday 10 June at the University of Lyon. This success gives her access to the international final to be held on September 24 and 25 in Quebec.


Precisely three minutes to present their research topic in front of a composite audience, this is the challenge based on the Australian "three-minute thesis", jointly proposed this year by the Conférence des présidents d’université and the CNRS.


A challenge brilliantly taken by Marie-Charlotte Morin, PhD student in the team of Sophie Jarriault, exposing with great humor her thesis on "The role of lin-15A and retinoblastoma protein in direct cellular reprogramming in vivo C. elegans "(see video). To quote her words: the "identity crisis" of rectal cell in the worm that allows it to transform into neuron...


After a regional victory in March, Marie-Charlotte again won general approval during the national final held on June 10. Next meeting will take place on 24 and 25 September for the international final in Quebec.

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