One of the aims of the French Society for Cell Biology is to promote the public awareness of science in general and cell biology in particular, via so called outreach activities.

  • The book by Christian Sardet “Les cellules, une histoire de la vie” is out ! It’s a beautifully illustrated and very poetic book, while at the same time being very computational! Don’t hesitate to consult some pages at this link and to buy it!

  • “Le Coronavirus s’expose” Thursday 27th of January 2022

During the symposium dedicated to the Cell Biology of Coronaviruses held on January 27, 2022, the Akenium cartoonist, Guillaume Monnain, transcribed the key messages of the invited speakers’ presentations.
These drawings were presented at the end of the day, along with 3 didactic diagrams on Coronaviruses, to fuel the discussions with the general public.
You can download all these documents and use them for outreach activities around you, as long as you do not modify them.

Presentations can be downloaded below:

Presentations prepared by SBCF to discuss about Covid-19:

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Presentations by our invited speakers and transcribed on site by Guillaume Monnain

Caroline Goujon : Click here to download

Julia Esser-von Bieren :Click here to download

Nevan Krogan : Click here to download

Nihal Altan-Bonnet : Click here to download

Pierre-Yves Lozach: Click here to download

Ralf Bartenschlager : Click here to download

Romain Volle:Click here to download

Sean Whelan: Click here to download


Here we propose resources (toolbox) for our members who are willing to participate in activities such as Science Fairs/ “Fête de la Science”.

poster on the ” cell ” to download here

bookmarks for general public. Every person who would like to print them and use them for outreach activities can find them here (recto and verso

origami mini-microscopefoldscope” to be mounted and adapted on a mobile phone to make observations anywhere!

– coordinates for 3D printing of a cell, to be printed in different sizes, to be coloured or mounted on a keychain

– and any other proposal to be completed on your suggestions ?

  • The SBCF supports you financially in these outreach actions, check the page « meeting support », the applications are examined on an ongoing basis.

  • The SBCF members participate to the outreach activities of DECLICS (Dialogues between Researchers and High School Students to interest them in the Construction of Knowledge) is an initiative led by the FSER circle allowing meetings between high school students and reserach staff (all disciplines and professions combined) under the dynamic format of speed-meetings. In class, 7 scientists led by a capitaine represent the various positions in a team and discuss for 12 min with a group of 5 students. Many SBCF members, including Arnaud Echard (former SBCF president, Institut Pasteur) and Bénédicte Delaval (vice-trésorière), have already participated in the initiative and warmly recommend it! For the other SBCF researchers who would like to participate, please contact: You can find more about DECLICS here.