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Virginie Courtier, Researcher in Evolutionary Genetics, Institut Jacques Monod, University of Paris, Director of the"Evolution and Genetics" research team, Paris. @Biol4Ever

Charlotte Jacquemot, Researcher in Cognitive Sciences, NeuroPsychologie Interventionnelle team, INSERM U955, Mondor Institute of Biomedical Research & Cognitive Studies Department, Ecole Normale Supérieure-PSL, Paris, France.

Claire Wyart, Neuroscience Researcher, Director of Research INSERM, Director of the Spinal Sensory Signalling team, Brain Institute, Paris and member of the Board of Directors of the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence, @Claire Wyart

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Adrien Chopin, Postdoctoral researcher in Cognitive Sciences, Institut de la Vision, Paris, France.

Denis Corpet, Microbiologist and Professor Emeritus Hygiene & Nutrition, ENVT, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France.

Francesca Pinton, Student in Biology at theJacques Monod Institute and then Researcher in Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Gwenaël Rabut, Researcher in Molecular Biology, Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes, France.


Alberto Bacci, Neuroscience Researcher, CNRS Research Director, Brain Institute, Paris, France.

Mélusine Boon-Falleur, Doctoral student in Cognitive Sciences, Institut Jean Nicod, Department of Cognitive Studies, ENS, Paris France.

Alessandro Diana, vaccinologist at Infovac Switzerland and Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva.

Laurent Duret, researcher in evolutionary biology and bioinformatics, University of Lyon, Villeurbanne, France.

Valentyn Fournier, PhD student in psychology, University of Lille, ULR 4072 - PSITEC - Psychology: Time Emotion Cognition Interactions, Lille, France.

Elodie Gabriel, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist, Paris, France.

Emmanuelle Huillard, Researcher in neurobiology and cancer, CNRS research fellow, Co-director of the "Genetics and Development of Brain Tumors" team, Brain Institute, Paris, France.

Leonie Koban, Post-doctoral student in cognitive neuroscience, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, & Brain Institute, Paris, France.

Stéphane Korsia-Meffre, Veterinarian and Neurobiologist, Part-time lecturer at the University of Paris XIII and member of the Ethics and Cancer Committee.

Sigolène Meilhac, Developmental Biology Researcher, INSERM Research Director, Director of the Heart Morphogenesis Team, Pasteur Institute, Imagine Institute, Paris, France.

Lara Migliaccio, Neurologist and Neuroscience Researcher, Brain Institute, Paris, France.

François Pétrélis, CNRS, Laboratory of Physics of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

Ariane Ramaekers, Biologist, Lecturer Sorbonne University, Institut Curie, Laboratoire Dynamique du Noyau, Paris, France.

Jean-François Rupprecht, CNRS researcher at the Centre for Theoretical Physics and Team Leader at the Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI), Aix-Marseille University, Luminy campus, France.

Alexis Verger, CNRS Research Fellow, INSERM, University of Lille, France.

Wing Yan Heidi Wan, Pharmaceutical Market Access Consultant, PhD from the Institute of Lung Health, University of Leicester, UK.

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Olivier Wyart, Illustrator and Artistic Director (www.headquarter.paris), Paris, France.

Anke Braatz, illustrator, Paris, France.


German: Ulrike Ahrendts, doctor, head of the Beau-Séjour department of internal medicine and rehabilitation, University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland.

English: Rob Kulathinal, Researcher in Evolutionary Genomics and Associate Professor of Biology at Temple University, Philadelphia, USA; Nicola Grillenzoni, Research Engineer at the Brain Institute, Paris, France.

Arabic: Amir Yassin, researcher in evolutionary genetics, CNRS research fellow, Evolution, Genomes, Behaviour and Ecology Laboratory, Gif-sur-Yvette; Layla El Mossadeq, biology student at the Institut Jacques Monod, Paris; Mohammed Errbii, Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity, University of Münster, Münster, Germany.

Spanish: Judit Salces-Ortiz, Doctor of Biology, Spain; Max Jösch, Team Leader at theInstitute of Science and Technology, Klosterneuburg, Austria; Alejandra Vargas-Valderrama, Post-doctoral researcher in biology; Paula Rivera, Journalism student, University of Chile, Chile.

Greek: Marianna Karageorgi, Postdoctoral Researcher, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, USA; Spiros Chavlis; Nikos Konstantinides, Postdoctoral Researcher, New York University, USA; Theodora Velona, Postdoctoral Researcher, IMBB-FORTH, Crete, Greece.

Indonesian: Laras Pitayu, pharmacist and post-doctoral researcher in biology at the Institut Jacques Monod; Yanti Susanti, Information, Socio-cultural and Tourism Department, Indonesian Embassy in Paris; Ella Umry, French Literature graduate, Director of Operations, Financial Software.

Italian: Francesca Pinton, Biology student at theJacques Monod Institute; Nicola Grillenzoni, Research Engineer at theBrain Institute, Paris, France; Andrea Bernasconi, retired physicist, Mendrisio, Switzerland; Lara Migliaccio, neuroscience researcher, Brain Institute, Paris, France.

Portuguese: Marta Prino Peres.

Russian: Anton Filipchuk.


Facebook: Nicola Grillenzoni, Research Engineer at the Brain Institute, Paris, France

Instagram: Olivier Wyart, Illustrator and Artistic Director, Paris, France.

Twitter: Virginie Courtier, researcher in evolutionary genetics, CNRS Research Director, Director of the"Evolution and Genetics" research team, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris; Florence Débarre, researcher in theoretical evolutionary biology, CR CNRS at the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Paris.


Uzay Girit, Freelance coder - website creation and maintenance, Paris, France.

Camille Roux, Developer and entrepreneur, Montpellier, France.

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