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.

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The Internal Ajités Workshop is back!

SAVE THE DATE — 25th to 27th of November


We're happy to announce that the Internal Ajites Workshop is almost here!

We will depart from the ICM by bus on the 25th late afternoon, and return after lunch on the 27th. The venue will be around 2 hours from Paris.

Attendance is free with all the costs covered by the Les Ajités. To participate you need to simply choose to present a poster or an oral presentation (10min+5min Q&A) by submitting a short abstract upon registration. More details available on the dedicated page.


Registration Form


Upcoming Events

16th Nov. — 12 pm

Room 1 — 2

The story of overworked mitochondria: Importance of calcium homeostasis in axonal mitochondria

Anjali Amrapali Vishwanath

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18th Nov. — 12 pm

In front of Room 04

Bring your lunch and come meet fellow young international academics at the Paris Brain Institute!

21st Nov. — 6:30 pm

Institut Cochin

Meet PhDs who have left academia and discuss with them about their professional careers!

In order not to miss any of our events, you can subscribe to our ICS calendar by adding the following url in your calendar application / provider:

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/asso.ajites%40gmail.com/public/basic.ics

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

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!

Silhouette of a couple dancing salsa and a person practicing yoga

Salsa & Yoga classes

Join our professional teachers to relax in the walls of the Institute while learning salsa or 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.