Summer School

International SUMMER SCHOOL, 10th 12 th July 2024 – Domaine de Frémigny, Paris Region


Who is organising this event?
The IMRB and the Team Metatox from the University of Paris ((



  • Seminars Enviromental aggressions neurological diseases effects on living beings role of agencies and predictive tools for environmental impact indoor pollution and impact on health;
  • Workshop on designing and implementing research projects;
  • Poster sessions and selected short talks.

Confirmed speakers

Stephane JAMAIN ( IMRB- U955, équipe Leboyer, France)
Petr KANOVSKY (Olumouc University, Czech Republic)
Cecilia SAMIERI (Bordeaux University France)
Katja KANNINEN (University of Eastern Finland, Finland)
Ellen FRITSCHE (HHU Dusseldörf Germany)
Bruno TASSIN (ENPC at LEESU, University Paris Est Créteil, France)
Leon BARRON (MRC Center for Environment and Health, UK)
Laurent BOYER (IMRB-U955, équipe Derumeaux, France)
Christophe ROUSSELLE (Anses French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety)
Karine AUDOUZE (T3S-1124-UMR-S 1124, University of Paris, France)
Natacha TESSIER (Anses French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety)
Rachel NADIF (CESP, University Paris Saclay France)

Corinne MANDIN (Institute for Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety,  Fontenay-aux-Roses, France)


The school is limited to 20 international participants and it is open to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows
Registration fee 150 euros Hotel accommodation for 2 nights and all meals during the duration of the school will be offered to the selected candidates.


Please send your application to the following address providing a short CV and a motivation letter outlining your research activities and how this training is relevant to your project

Summer School de l’IMRB, 6-8 juillet 2022 – Domaine de Frémigny, Paris Region



The second IMRB Summer School took place in the magnificent setting of the Domaine de Frémigny in the south of Essonne, France, from July 6 to 8, 2022.


Dedicated to environmental stress and its influence on health and disease, we proposed four main sessions on the ENVIRONMENT as a major source of communicable diseases:


  1. zoonotic diseases and infections;
  2. the exposome;
  3. exposome-epigenetic interactions; and
  4. agencies and their role in prevention and sustainability.

Organized by the IMRB and the Metatox team of the Université de Paris Cité, it brought together more than thirty master students, doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows from France, Germany, the United Kingdom, …




The participants then went to the Domaine de Frémigny where this edition took place with no less than eighteen speakers who followed one another during these three days.

Two poster sessions were held, as well as a competition for the best oral presentation where ten doctoral students selected according to their abstracts had three minutes to present their research project.

You can find a retrospective of these three days in the form of a slide show below:

Summer School, Domaine de Frémigny, July 6-8, 2022

Conférenciers :


Pascal BOIREAU (Anses, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety)
Pierre CAPPY (IMRB-U955, équipe Pawlotsky)
Françoise BOTTEREL (Dynamyc, UPEC)
Robert BAROUKI/Xavier COUMOUL (T3S, University of Paris, France)
Arnaud FONTANET (Pasteur Institute, Paris, France)
Serge MORAND (Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand – University of Montpellier, France)
Valérie SIROUX (University Grenoble Alpes, France)
Frédéric RELAIX (IMRB-U955, équipe Relaix)
Andreas DAIBER (University Medical Center Mainz, Germany)
Oskar KARLSSON (Stockolm University, Sweden)
Zdenko HERCEG (International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France)
Joëlle RUEGG (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Maria MELCHIOR (Sorbonne University, Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Paris, France)
Pascal SANDERS (Anses, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety)
Mirjam LUIJTEN (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, The Netherlands)
Emilie FRENKIEL (University of Paris Est Créteil)


IMRB Summer School, July 3-5, 2019 – ANSES headquarters, Maisons-Alfort, Paris Region


The first edition of the IMRB International Summer University took place from 3 to July 2019 at the ANSES headquarters in Maisons-Alfort. It was devoted to environmental stress in the development of chronic diseases. Four main sessions were proposed:


  1. nutritional stress and infection in the development of diseases;
  2. pollution and inflammation in chronic diseases;
  3. molecular mechanisms of inflammation; and
  4. role of environmental agencies and start-ups in combating the burden of chronic diseases.


Each session was an opportunity to hear from CIRM and foreign researchers at the forefront of the proposed scientific themes, as well as representatives of French and European environmental agencies and start-ups.


A visit to the environmental laboratory at the University of Paris Est, a workshop on project design and short presentations from selected abstracts are integrated in the program, enabling young researchers to work directly with senior investigators to promote their scientific training.

Conférenciers :


Bin GAO (Laboratory of Liver Diseases, NIH Bethesda, USA),


Laurent GROC (Insitute of Neuroscience, University of Bordeaux, France),

Fatima CLERC (IMRB),

François HUAUX (Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium),


Haidong KAN (School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China),


Sudha RAO (University of Canberra, Australia),

Jesus ARAUJO (Cardiovascular Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA),

Gérard LASFARGUES (ANSES, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety),

Arnoud AKKERMANS (National Institute fo, Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands),

Eric POINCELET (PlanetWatch 24 – Pollutrack, France),

Robert BAROUKI (University of Parsi Descartes, Paris, France),

Basile CHAIX (Pierre Louis Institute of Epidemiology and Public Health, Paris, France)