The Institut Français de Singapour will be organizing the 3rd  Apéro des Sciences on 10 June. Sponsored by Servier, this Apéro will allow French-speaking scientists from universities, research centres and the private sector to freely mingle and network. These Apéros des Sciences, entirely conducted in French, are thus an excellent opportunity to enlarge your francophone circle, whether scientific or social.


Three Singapore-based scientists will make short presentations in French on their research work or Institutions :

1/ Florence Keime-Guibert, Director of the International Centre for Therapeutic Research (ICTR) Singapore, Servier

2/ Olivier Lefèbvre, Assistant Professor, Centre for Water Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore

3/ Camille Duchesne, Technical Sales Specialist EXALEAD, AP South, Dassault Systèmes


The real fun starts after this opening when cocktails and finger food are served!

The 3rd Apéro des Sciences will be held at The Ying Yang Rooftop Bar, 28 Ann Siang Rd, 069708 ‎ on Tuesday, 10 June from 7pm.

Register before 3 June via this link.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to the French-speaking scientists you know.


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See you at the 3rd Apéro des Sciences!

The Institut Français de Singapour and Servier,


Speakers :

Florence Keime-Guibert is currently Director of South east Asia and India clinical operations for Servier laboratories. After a diploma in medicine from Paris VI with a specialization in neurology she started her career at Pitié Salpetrière Hospital where she worked few years in the neuro-oncology field. She then joined Servier and has been working in this company for 11 years now in the therapeutic development team, first in oncology, then in neuropsychiatry where she was in charge of the development of clinical molecules especially for Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases. She came to Singapore in 2010 and took the head of the International Centre for Therapeutic Research (ICTR) one year ago.

Servier:It was in 1954 that Jacques Servier, Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Pharmacy, then aged thirty, took over a pharmaceutical production company with nine employees, in Orléans, France. Today it is France’s leading independent pharmaceutical company, and the second French pharmaceutical company in the world, with 21 000 employees in 140 countries. ICTR Singapore is in charge of Servier’s clinical operations in all the therapeutic domains forSouth east Asia and India.

Olivier Lefebvre has been with the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering of the National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2006. He started as a Research Fellow and has recently been appointed as an Assistant Professor starting July 1st. He is also an adjunct Professor at the Research Institute of Mines and Environment of the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and a management committee member of the specialist group on water reuse, within the International Water Association. An agronomic engineer by formation, Olivier obtained his Ph.D. from Supagro Montpellier in 2005, on a collaborative work between the Narbonne laboratory of the French National Research Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and the Anna University in Chennai, India. The topic was related to biological treatment of tannery wastewater.

Centre for Water Research : The Centre for Water Research (CWR), depending from the Departement of Civil & Environmental Engineering, was formed to provide a holistic approach on a multi-disciplinary platform to address the R&D needs on water infrastructure development. Its mission are to conduct fundamental research on water and wastewater engineering, to serve as a focus point of R&D for water infrastructure needs in Singapore and the regional countries and to translate breakthroughs derived from fundamental R&D into innovative water quality enhancement, with collaboration with related national institutions/centres and selected overseas universities/research institutions on fundamental research.


Camille Duchesne : studied Computer Sciences at Ecole Pour l’Informatique et les Techniques Avancées in France. After graduating in 2005, he started his career as IT engineer in a Web marketing agency where he had the chance to work on various projects from application development, data warehousing, to server administration.Interested in the Web and online services, he joined the Innovative User Experience team in EXALEAD in 2008. There, Camille worked on various showcase projects based on EXALEAD’s technologies for public demonstrations, collaborative projects and customers around information mashup, text mining, text clustering, automated classification, geospatial search and online data mining.In 2010 Camille decides to join the pre-sales team to work more with customers to work on real life applications of the EXALEAD’s technologies. He helped them to overcome their information overflow, reconcile complex systems, find new usage to their data, and design new innovative solutions and services solving those problems.Camille moved to Singapore in 2012 to go on with his pre-sales role, where he is also doing evangelism and training on EXALEAD’s technologies with partners. He also supports them with pre-sales and post-sales activities helping them to identify opportunities and the business values for prospects and customers, and support them to successfully implement projects.

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