Les Ajités

The association logo : a blue Keith Harring inspired character holding an orange stylized brain.

Welcome to our website!

We are the Ajités, the association of young researchers of the Paris Brain Institute. Our members include PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, master students, engineers, and principal investigators of the institute. Our main objective is to organize activities that are science-related and social, in the interest of all those who practice science and in particular of the PhD students and postdocs.

On this website you can find out more about who we are and the different activities we organize. Furthermore, you can sign up to become a member and contact us.


Do you know of a scientist or speaker you would like us to invite?

We are always looking for great speakers to invite to our events such as the Science Pizzas, Professional Afterworks or Brain Fuels. If you know anyone that could fit and that you would like to hear, please drop us an email at ajites@icm-institute.org and we will be happy to relay to to the organizing teams!

We have an event suited for every speaker and type of talk. Do not hesitate to consult the pages dedicated to each of these events if you want to understand better their respective scope!

Upcoming Events

24th Jan.  — 12 pm

Ground Floor

Join us in the space in front of Room 04 to share a meal and connect together. Desserts and drinks provided by Les Ajités!

25th Jan.

Ground Floor

Join us at 5:30 pm in the Auditorium for the presentation of the association, followed by a social Happy Hour, where you can enjoy drinks and snacks provided by Les Ajités!

29th Jan.

Room 03

Art Lesson with our teacher Shree — “How to draw what you see: proportions and values”

In order not to miss any of our events, you can add our internal Outlook calendar to your own calendar by adding the share ajites@icm-institute.org calendar!

In case your calendar provider is an external app, you can also add our ICS calendar by adding the following url:


Our activities

Here is a list of the main recurrent activities that we organize. You can find more details about each of them in the dedicated page.

Brain Fuel logo: a lightbulb merging with a stylized brain

Every month, young researchers of the institute are invited to present their research project and discuss it with a broad audience!

Science Pizza logo : an optical microscope in front of a pizza

We invite external speakers to talk about its research and science in general. This is a monthly occasion to broaden our scientific culture!

Lunch with the speaker logo: a drawing of a club sandwich

Lunch with the Speaker

An extended discussion with the renowned speakers invited by the institute for its internal seminar. This generally takes place after the talks and we provide a nice lunch.

Professional Breakfast logo : a cup of coffee in front of a briefcase

Professional Afterworks

The professional breakfasts are an inter-association effort to bring together early researchers and former researchers that have started a carrier outside academia.

Happy Hour logo : drawing of cocktails drinks and snacks

Every last Thursday of the month, all are invited to join us to the ground floor main hall and enjoy drinks and snacks with everyone. This is a great occasion to meet people from outside the walls of your lab!

Yoga classes

Join our professional teachers to relax in the walls of the Institute while learning and practicing yoga!

Expat Lunch Logo : a plate containing a world map, surrounded by a fork and a knife

Every 1st Thursday and 3rd Friday of the month, we invite everyone, and especially foreign PhD students and postdocs to share a lunch!

Scientific Poster Prize logo : a ribbon

Once a year, we hold a scientific poster contest, during which posters from PhD students and postdocs are judged by top scientific editors and we award prizes! 

Illustrations for Science Pizza, Lunch with the Speaker, Professional Breakfast, Afterworks, Salsa & Yoga Classes, Photo Contest, Scientific Poster Prize, Art Club and International Workshops are under the Attribution Creative Commons 3.0 license, and originally designed by Vexels.