Yvan Rahbé is Director of Research at INRA. His research activities are mainly focused on biomimetic materials inspired by insect cuticles and in particular their mouth parts - EPI-Cuticle project. Yvan is also the initiator of the Lyon-based research group on biomimetics 'BIG' - Bio-inspir(ed)action Group.


Vincent Artero, born in 1973, is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (class D/S 93), an associate professor of physical sciences (chemistry option) and a doctor of the Pierre and Marie Curie University.

He is currently a CEA research director and head of the SolHyCat in the Laboratory of Chemistry and Biology of Metals (Joint research unit of Grenoble Alpes University/CEA/CNRS). His research field is bio-inspired catalysis and artificial photosynthesis.

Vincent Artero heads the Labex Arcane for bio-motivated chemistry in Grenoble and has been co-directing the Solar Fuels Research Group since 2016.

He is Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry's journal Chemical Science. He was awarded the Grand Prix Mergier-Bourdeix by the Académie des Sciences in 2011 for his fundamental research at the interface between chemistry and biology and the Prix Forcheur Jean-Marie Lehn in 2018

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Labex Arcane will exhibit its projects and activities at Biomim'expo

Benoit ROMAN - Speaker 2019

Benoit ROMAN is a Research Director at the CNRS, working in the Physics and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Media laboratory. He is interested in the physics and mechanics of phenomena that surround us, but which are far from being well understood: tearing, crumpling. His team is seeking to draw inspiration from biological morphogenesis to make materials capable of changing shape.

Benoit Roman co-authored the book "Du merveilleux caché dans le quotidien, la physique de l'élégance" (Flammarion) which received the Roberval prize and the "le goût des sciences" prize.

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The marvellous hidden in the living

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RÉMI DUPOUY - speaker 2019

Rémi Dupouy holds a Master's degree in audiovisual journalism and content production. He applies his passion and knowledge of nature and animals to his work as a television documentary maker. He is a naturalist field reporter and film writer-director, specialising in the human-animal bond and the place of species in the lives of today's humans and the history of civilisations.

His objective: to reintroduce different generations to nature through immersion, original angles and modern means rarely transposed to this theme. For the past 10 years, he has been developing documentary collections with production companies, dealing with the functioning of living organisms as well as the natural and cultural relationship, sometimes conflicting, between man and animal.

After 4 years of collaboration and 13 documentaries for and with National Geographic (series Into the French Wild on the ecosystems of France and Wild Trip on the human-animal bond around Europe), he is now directing the Meuh! collection for the Arte channel on the worldwide epic of the domestication and diffusion of bovids. Rémi also creates web content for new media, especially on social networks. With the collective à l'instinct, he created WILDLive! the first animal webseries broadcast live on Brut. from the remarkable natural environments of the planet, of which a transmedia version, web and television, is in development for this 2019-2020 season.

More information on his page Facebook and wildlive.co.uk

During Biomim'expo 4, on October 22, 2019 at La Villette, Rémi Dupouy proposes a friendly exchange with you in the " just like at home "He will talk about his job and answer your questions.


Pascale Joannot, born in Morocco, arrived in New Caledonia as a teenager and has lived there for 26 years.

Trained as an oceanographer and specialist in coral reefs, she directed the Noumea Aquarium for 17 years. She initiated and followed the project of the new Aquarium des Lagons de Nouvelle-Calédonie, until its inauguration in August 2007.

Founder of the environmental initiation centre in 1996, she has also taught at the University of New Caledonia. After serving as a member of Congress and the South Province, she was delegated to the High Commissioner for Research and Technology before moving to the National Museum of Natural History where she directed the prefiguration of the collections department from 2001 to 2008 and then became deputy director of collections until 2017.

In addition to her duties, in 2007 she created the Overseas Delegation at the Museum and taught general ecology at the Paris-Val de Seine National School of Architecture for 10 years.

Since 2017, she has been the director of the scientific expeditions division of the Museum, which she created and organised. A former auditor of the IHEDN (54°), she is a member of several bodies, including the National Committee for Biodiversity, where she represents New Caledonia, IFRECOR since its creation in 1998, the Humanity and Biodiversity association and, since 2019, a member of the Fondation de la Mer.

During Biomim'expo 4, on October 22, 2019 at La Villette, Pascale Joannot proposes a friendly exchange with you in the " just like at home "She will talk about her job and answer your questions about her work as an oceanographer and director of the Museum's scientific expeditions division.



A graduate of the École Nationale de la Météorologie, Emmanuel Bocrie is a former weather forecaster who now heads the Media Unit at Météo France. During his career, Emmanuel has worked on nowcasting (forecasting the arrival of rain on a place the size of the Roland Garros stadium or a Formula 1 racetrack, with an accuracy of 5 minutes), lightning detection and meteorological management of PPI crises (release of radioactive pollutants into the atmosphere, for example)

The Media unit of Météo France has two main missions: to provide weather forecasts (commercial services) to the traditional media (television, newspapers and radio) and to participate in Météo France's communication by answering interviews. The Media unit is made up of about twenty weather forecasters working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every day, the work of the Media Unit forecasters (forecast maps accompanied by briefings) can be seen on television channels such as TF1, BFMTV or on the airwaves of France Inter, France Info, RTL or Europe 1. Each year, the Media Unit answers 450/500 interviews to explain weather phenomena, forecasts or climate change and its consequences.

During Biomim'expo 4, on October 22, 2019 at La Villette, Emmanuel Bocrie will offer you a friendly exchange in the " just like at home "He will talk about his job and answer your questions about the production of weather forecasts.

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An interdisciplinary research laboratory

The M.I.O is a research laboratory in Oceanology of the Universities of Aix-Marseille, Toulon, CNRS and IRD. It is part of the OSU Pytheas and is a partner of the Labex OT-Med.

Its objectives are to better understand the oceanic system and its evolution in response to global change. It is a centre of expertise in biology, ecology, biodiversity, microbiology, fisheries, physics, chemistry, biogeochemistry and marine sedimentology. Its frameworks are the world ocean, its interfaces with the continent, the atmosphere and the sediment.

The M.I.O. is :

  • A staff of 250 people, including a hundred researchers (CNRS, IRD) and university lecturers, around fifty engineers and technicians, more than seventy doctoral and post-doctoral students, as well as a team of administrative staff at the service of research.
  • 5 sites: the Marseille-Luminy campus, the University of Toulon, the IFREMER Marine Base in Seyne-sur-Mer and the IRD Centre in Nouméa (New Caledonia)
  • 5 disciplinary teams
  • 4 transversal thematic research axes, 2 clusters, 9 analytical platforms
  • A marine environment observation service within the OSU-Pythéas, with the support of the coastal oceanology vessel L'Antédon II

MIO scientists conduct research in the areas of :

  • oceanic and atmospheric circulation
  • understanding marine ecosystems and biodiversity from bacteria to fish
  • biological functioning in extreme environments and ocean pollution.

This research requires oceanographic campaigns, the use of underwater instruments equipped with sensors (buoys, towed instruments, gliders or underwater drones), radars installed on the coast and satellite image analysis, as well as analytical and experimental laboratory resources. This research involves numerical analysis and modelling. These research themes are part of national research axes such as MERMEX/MISTRALS, HYMEX/MISTRALS, LEFE/CNRS, EC2CO/CNRS and international research axes of the IGBP within the IMBER, SOLAS and LOICZ programmes and require interventions on all the oceans of the planet.




Laura is a graduate engineer from ESPCI Paris and UPMC and has a multidisciplinary scientific approach oriented towards societal issues. With a specialisation in microfluidics, she is developing projects at the physics-chemistry-biology interface in academic and industrial experiments. Her thesis work, rewarded by a L'Oréal-UNESCO excellence grant, focused on the development of low-cost medical diagnostic devices adapted to the Guinean context. This expertise in frugal innovation as a vector of solidarity led her to take an interest in the opportunities offered by biomimicry to respond to current environmental challenges.


Founded in 1905, ESME Sudria trains engineers in 5 years who are ready to take up the technological challenges of the 21st century: energy transition, autonomous vehicles, smart grids, connected cities, robotics, cyber security and biotechnology. Its multidisciplinary training, which advocates openness and is based on a systemic and transversal approach to projects, is more than ever adapted to the needs of companies and society.

An engineering school such as ESME Sudria makes the concerns of the world in which it lives part of its training project: it closely follows the times, it anticipates them, it imagines the future, it prepares the uses of tomorrow. This is what makes it a committed school, open at 360° to the world, its evolution and the needs it generates.




Director of ESME Sudria Lille

Director of Undergraduate Educational Innovation




The Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués is a private higher education/technical institution training creators in the fields of animation, video games, interior architecture, design, graphic design and fashion.

The LISAA Paris School of Interior Architecture & Design has developed numerous partnerships with companies, institutions and associations in order to anchor its teaching in professional reality. It offers innovative specialisations in service design, global design and connected design

Students obtain a state-recognised level I diploma in interior architecture and design (Bac +5).

With 30 years of experience, LISAA is a member of UNAID, APCI and France Design Education, which groups the best French design schools.

Speech by Paul Jouan, Head of Interior Architecture & Design LISAA Paris, at the Biomim'expo digital week 2020



Emmanuelle TORCK, Director of Studies - Interior Architecture & Design e.torck@lisaa.com

Mantia Traoré, Event Communication Officer, m.traore@lisaa.com