Who are we?

The Ajités is an association, run by volunteers and funded by the Paris Brain Institute and by the registration fees of its members. The body that runs the association is the Bureau, which consists of PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. They fill the official positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer, Organizer of the Workshop, Organizer of the Science Pizza, Organizer of the Happy Hour, Organizer of the Brain Fuel and Monday Lunches (in collaboration with the Scientific and Medical Affairs Office from the Institute). In addition to these formal bureau functions, there are people who organize the remaining yearly events, and those who help out the Bureau members. Volunteers are elected for all of these functions each year in February, when we have our General Assembly. During this assembly, we also elect the Comité d’Administration (CA), a council that the Bureau consults during monthly meetings. Any researcher and engineer from the institute can join the CA – and we warmly recommend and invite you to get involved too!

The 2022 Team

Arya Yazdan Panah


Noémie Frère


Lina Sami


Daniela Domingues

Brain Fuel & Poster Prize

Idil Sezer

Professional Breakfasts

Lisa Hemforth


Sarah Moreno

Vice-Secretary & Science Pizza

Matthieu Joulot

Professional Breakfasts

Elisa De Launoit

Lunch with the Speaker

Sophie Skriabine

Art Club

Estefania Vargas Gonzalez

Treasurer & Science Pizza

Nina Pottier


Annunziato Morabito

Brain Fuel

Coline Jost Mousseau

Happy Hours

Dominic Samaroo

Expat Lunch

Filipa Raposo Pereira

Workshop Organizer

Agnes Rastetter

Happy Hours

Nemo Fournier

Communication & Poster Prize

Arabella Bouzigues

Science Pizza

Ana Marta Capaz


Official Functions

Arya Yazdan Panah - President

Lisa Hemforth - Secretary

Estefania Vargas Gonzalez - Treasurer

Noémie Frère - Vice-President

Sarah Moreno - Vice-Secretary

Yannick Longuet - Vice-Treasurer