Benjamin Huard and François Roudier, IMPULSION project winners

Benjamin Huard and François Roudier, IMPULSION project winners

Thu, 09/02/2017


1 Physicist and 1 biologist

21 researchers/teacher-researchers have been selected by the PALSE Committee for the 2nd call for projects within the framework of the Université de Lyon IMPULSION 2017 program. Financial support will be from €30 k to €75 k depending on the project, for a total of one million euros.
Two winners have been selected from ENS de Lyon. They are:

  • Benjamin Huard in the Physics Laboratory . An ENS Paris alumni, CNRS researcher in the ENS Paris Physics laboratory, Benjamin Huard joined ENS de Lyon as a professor in September 2016. He received the Saint-Gobain award from the Société Française de Physique in 2006. He founded the Research Group in Quantic Physics.
  • François Roudier is in the Reproduction and Development of Plants laboratory (RDP). He also comes from ENS Paris. A researcher at the ENS Ulm Institute of Biology in the Plant Epigenomics and Epigenetic Arabidopsis team, he was recruited as professor at the ENS de Lyon.

Find out more about the IMPULSION awards.
Last year, Guillemette Menot won the IMPULSION 2016 project. She too worked as a professor at ENS de Lyon in the geology laboratory (LGL-TPE).

Benjamin Huard (left) and François Roudier (right)
Benjamin Huard Physique ENS de LyonFrançois Roudier biologie RDP ENS de Lyon

The IMPULSION program aims at supporting the development of research and training projects put forward by researchers or teacher-researchers who have recently arrived on the Lyon Saint-Etienne site and have been in the PALSE in 2016.
About 50 applications were received by the establishments which then made a further selection. The PALSE Scientific Committee made a final selection of 21 prizewinners, taking into account the international scope of the candidates.