My Thesis in 180 seconds: regional final 2022

My Thesis in 180 seconds: regional final 2022

24 Thursday
Thu, 24/03/2022


  • Grand amphithéâtre de l'Université de Lyon
  • And online on UDL's Facebook and website


My Thesis in 180 Seconds, the international Francophone competition launched in Quebec, is back for the eighth time in France. Inspired by the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition, MT180 is led in France Universités and the CNRS, and has been developed locally by volunteer university groups. In Lyon & Saint-Étienne, the competition is organized by the Université de Lyon on behalf of its member institutions.

On March 24, the regional final of My Thesis in 180 seconds competition (in French) will be held at the Université de Lyon. Fourteen doctoral students will present their research project in 3 minutes, in a clear, concise and convincing manner, before a jury composed of teacher-researchers, a journalist, a representative of the economic world and a scientific mediator.

In total, 3 Jury prizes and 1 public prize will be awarded. The first prize from the jury and the prize from the public will be the two winners from the Université de Lyon who will go on to the national stage of the competition.

3 doctoral students from ENS de Lyon laboratories

Among the 14 candidates, 3 PhD students are carrying out their thesis in an ENS de Lyon laboratory:

Juliette Bougnon, PhD student at the Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI), LegioPath team
Title of the thesis: Characterization of the role of SST4 effectors in the increased virulence of Legionella pneumophila species
Under the supervision of Elisabeth Kay

Arthur Guerin-Turcq, PhD student at the Environment City Society Laboratory (EVS), RIVES-ENTPE team
Title of the thesis: Forests and the Commons. The French peri-urban forest between common good and club good
Under the supervision of Éric Charmes

Aurélien Peyron, PhD student at the  Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI), GIMAP team
Title of the thesis: Study of the molecular mechanisms involved in the invasion of the mucosa by Staphylococcus capitis and Staphylococcus aureus in humans
Under the supervision of Paul Verhoeven and Marine Butin

2 alumni

The ENS of Lyon also counts two alumni among the candidates:

Luca Francone, 2019 class of the Master Mathematics - PhD student at the Camille Jordan Institute (CNRS, UCBL, UJM, INSA, ECL)
Title of the thesis : The connection problem in the theory of representations of reductive complex algebraic groups
Under the supervision of Nicolas Ressayre

Bastien Marguet, 2019 class of the Master in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics - PhD student at the Institut Lumière Matière (CNRS, UCBL)
Title of the thesis: Modeling of the formation of grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials: application to graphene
Under the supervision of Pierre-Louis Olivier




Come and support the regional finals!

Event open to the public with registration