Committee of PhD students and postdocs (CODOPODO)

The IMRB PhD and Postdoctoral Committee (Comité des Doctorants et des Post Doctorants : Codopodo) is an association that was created in 2008. It is an interlocutor between the PhD students and the postdoctoral fellows, the IMRB and the doctoral school. It promotes relationships and exchanges between PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from all the research teams of the institute. It allows to help each other, support each other, share, exchange, advise.




  • By General meetings
  • By Scientific activities
  • By Social activities.

For this IMRB generously made available, local on the 2nd floor of the Faculty of Medicine, and an annual budget.


In order to encourage young researchers to attend conferences, Codopodo, with the support of the IMRB, has set up since 2017, scholarships to help with registration fees, accommodation and transport.


The Codopodo is responsible for the organization of the Journal Club: one Friday lunchtime per month, a doctoral or post-doctoral student makes a short presentation, open to all for a friendly scientific exchange.


This year again the club newspaper of the centre will return once a month. It consists in presenting in less than 15-20 minutes a major article in its field of expertise.

In addition to presenting articles, the interest of this meeting is to facilitate meetings with researchers working on different themes. We probably all have screening meetings in our respective teams, however the strength of this journal club was to exchange different points of view and techniques which for the moment are not necessarily present in our teams.

Moreover, it is not always easy for newcomers (researchers or students) to identify the different teams at the centre and I hope that this meeting could be one of the remedies.

It is in this context that I am sending you this email in order to know the people interested to present (cf dates without speakers) but also to transmit this information to your teams.

NB An agreement with the doctoral school is under discussion to validate these sessions in training hours.


Contact Journal Club : Allan Thiolat


For the 2019 edition of the Doctoral School Science Day, and for the following ones, Codopodo has decided to award a prize for the best poster.


Congratulations to Danushki Herath, PhD student of the Lanone team, for her Poster Award in this last edition.


Created in 2005 by the SVS Doctoral School and the IFR10-IM3, and since 2009 by the IMRB, the Créteil Life Sciences and Health Day brings together every year, under a theme chosen, a large number of our researchers, university hospitals, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows, for a conference or a series of scientific interventions at a sustained pace from invited external researchers or from our Institute.

It is also the opportunity to attend the presentations of our doctoral students either during the Best Oral Communication Award or in the form of the Best Poster, category which is also rewarded.

Winners of the Best Oral Communication Award


2009: Mathieu Desmard, team Boczkowski; Inès Barthelemy, ENVA; Vincent Audard, team Sahali
2010: Hanneke van Zoggel CRRET and Aude Nicolas, team Leboyer
2011: Adrien Acquistapace, team Adnot
2012: Stéphanie Paradis, team Berdeaux
2013: Jean-Maria Gagliolo, team Boczkowski
2014: Yuli Watanabe, team Boczkowski
2015: Muy Cheng-Peich, team Bachoud
2017: Melissande Cossutta, CRRET
2018: Cindy Orvain, team Lelièvre

2019 : Elisa Courtois, team Leboyer

Best Poster Winners


2009: Fanette Lasoudris, team Gaulard, and Omar Bouhidel, team Adnot
2010: Grégory Franck, EAC 7054, and Abdel Aissat, team Goossens
2011: Amal Houssaini, team Adnot and Christophe Rodriguez, team Pawlotsky
2012: Adrien Guillot, team Lotersztajn, and Djamal Ghoumid, team Goossens
2013: Claire Hotz, team Lelièvre, and José Oliveira, team Leboyer
2014: Julie Léotot, EA3952, and Mohamed Rabah-Imache, team Pawlotsky
2015: Charly Blanc, team De la Taille, and Aude Aubatin, team Gaulard
2017: Marielle Bréau, team Adnot, and Léo Machado, team Relaix
2018 : Auriane Maiza, CRRET, and Zaineb Mezdari, team Adnot

2019 : Emma Bergsten, EC2M3, and Fabio Raineri, CRRET


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