Scientific Outreach and Cultural Actions of the ICR

ICR researchers help identify whitening molecules dangerous to babies’ skin

Dr. Kamel Mabrouk and his team (CROPS) helped journalists from TV5 Monde in their investigation “For a skin color”. In particular, they identified whitening molecules dangerous for the skin of babies contained in cosmetic products marketed for skin depigmentation. A decried but widespread practice.

DIY workshop for sustainable development

The ICR’s Sustainable Development working group organized a DIY workshop for making household products with the aim of raising awareness of the environmental impact of these industrial products. For this first edition, they prepared solid dish cakes and laundry detergent!

CIVIS Program: Promotion of Radical Chemistry

Within the framework of the CIVIS program, Prof. Sylvain Marque, a researcher from the CRAB team, promoted radical chemistry by giving lectures to students of the University of Bucharest in Romania.

At the ICR we also play Jazz … Daniel’s

Our colleague from ICR, Didier Siri (Prof. AMU), plays with his group Jazz Daniel’s in EPHADs in the region of Marseille to give residents a bit of pleasure. This voluntary initiative started during the confinement of March 2020 and continues today.

ICR researchers participated at the European Researchers’ Night 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Researchers’ Night was held Friday, September 24, face-to-face in Aix-en-Provence and online.

Regional final of the “My Thesis in 180 seconds” contest

Congratulations to Maxence Holzritter who well defended the ICR colors at the regional final of the “My Thesis in 180 seconds” contest
A real Prince Charming!

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37es Chemistry Olympics 2021 – Chemistry in the Service of Health – 3rd Position in the national final !

Congratulations to the students of the Lycée #Hamaskaïne #Marseille that finished in 3rd position at the final of the National Chemistry Olympics #OlympiadesChimie. Their project “Nanobots in the fight against cancer” was one of the 8 national projects selected by the jury of the #ParlonsChimie competition !!

The ICR helped the students of Terminal class of the Hamaskaïne high school, Marseille, for the 2021 National Chemistry Olympics. A great pleasure to share our experience in chemistry!

More info about the competition: The 37th Chemistry Olympics are open!

COVID19 Actions

During the COVID19 epidemic, the ICR mobilized with the Marseille Fire Brigade_13 battalion (BMPM), the Departmental Fire and Rescue Service (SDIS13), the CNRS, the National Federation of Resources and Support for the coordination of health care paths (FACS) and the Institute of Molecular Sciences of Marseille (iSm2).

More than 3000 Liters of hydro-alcoholic solutions (SHA) have been prepared by chemists and pharmacists from Aix-Marseille University

Researchers’ Night 2019 – Enter the investigation !

Sciences’ Souk 2019 – The Institute of Radical Chemistry at the service of the little secret agents !