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The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB,) comprising 8 scientists from the Université de Lyon and 8 external profiles, is a key governance committee for IDEXLYON. The committee, which is set to fulfil an advisory role on academic strategy and contribute significant international scientific expertise, met for the first time on Tuesday 18 July at the Université de Lyon.

The SAB’s top level international scientific expertise will contribute to ensuring optimal management for the IDEXLYON project. In particular, the committee will provide strategic recommendations on academic priorities and their implementation and contribute scientific expertise to flagship research projects and educational activities. The SAB will meet three times a year.

The first meeting’s agenda focused on several key questions that are directly related both to the recommendations the international jury made when awarding the IDEX label and to two of the project’s major themes, namely, international attractiveness and the emergence of new research themes.

Discussions were chaired by Sybille Reichert, the President of the SAB, and addressed the following questions:

• How should IDEXLYON structure its calls for projects in order to attract top level academics to the Université de Lyon? Which levers should be given more weight in particular regarding the environment and reception conditions?
• What funding schemes are appropriate for encouraging emerging scientific research areas at the Université de Lyon?
The recommendations made by the SAB made on these themes will be used in the preparation of new calls for projects to be launched in autumn 2017.
The next SAB meeting will take place in November 2017.

Composition du SAB

External members
  • Professor Sybille REICHERT(President of the SAB)
    Director at Reichert Consulting for Higher Education / Former Chancellor of University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Member of the Austrian Science Council
  • Professor Eberhard BODENSCHATZ
    Director and Scientific Member / Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
  • Professor Bernadette CHARLEUX R&D
    Director for the Construction Products Sector / Saint-Gobain
  • Professor Rachid GUERRAOUI
    Full Professor and Researcher / School of Computer and Communication Sciences / Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Professor Corinne HOUART
    Professor / King's College London - Deputy Head of Department , Centre for Developmental Neurobiology - MRC Centre for NeuroDevelopmental Disorders
  • Professor Micheline LOUIS-COURVOISIER
    Vice-Rector responsible for instruction, training and continuing education, Historian and Full Professor at the faculty of Medicine, member of History and Archéology Society of Geneva, Member of Biomedical Ethics Swiss Society/ University of Geneva
  • Professor Ed PAGE
    Professor of Public Policy / The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Professor Mark STONEKING
    Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Honorary Professor of Biological Anthropology, University of Leipzig
  • Dr. Elias ZERHOUNI                                                                               Directeur recherche Monde, Sanofi R&D ; ancien Directeur des National Institutes of Health
Internal members
  • Professeur Jean-Louis BESSEREAU
    Professeur et médecin hospitalier de Biologie cellulaire / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)
  • Professeur Michel BROYER
    Professeur à l’Institut Lumière Matière / membre de l’équipe Agrégats et Nanostructures / SpectroBio / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)
  • Professeur Olivier FERRET
    Professeur d’Université, Littérature et civilisation française du XVIII siècle, Directeur de l’Ecole Doctorale 3LA, membre de l’IHRIM / Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • Professeur Pascal MARTY
    Professeur de Géographie, membre du laboratoire UMR Environnement Ville et Société / Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon
  • Professeur Ulrike MAYRHOFER
    Professeur de Commerce International, Chargée des relations Entreprises, IAE Lyon Ecole de management / Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 /
  • Professeur Petru MIRONESCU
    Professeur de Mathématiques à l’Institut Camille Jordan, membre de l’équipe de EDP, Analyse / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL)
  • Professeur Damien SANLAVILLE
    Professeur d’ Université médecin hospitalier, Professeur de génétique, Directeur du laboratoire de cytogénétique constitutionnelle / Hospices Civils de Lyon (HCL)