1. Société Française d’Exobiologie (SFE)

    Website: http://www.exobiologie.fr/

    Hervé Cottin
    Président de la Société
    Université Paris Est Créteil
    Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA)

    Recent & Upcoming Activities of the SFE

    ISSOL and Bioastronomy Joint International Conference
    Montpellier, France, July 3 – 8, 2011

    About the French Exobiology Society

    The French Exobiology Society, la Société Française d’Exobiologie (SFE), was founded on the 15th of May, 2009. The new independent structure takes over from the previous CNRS organisation, the Groupement de Recherche Exobiologie. The main goals of the SFE are to:

    • federate scientific research in all aspects of exobiology in France
    • create and stimulate interdisciplinary contacts between researchers
    • promote exobiology and related outreach activities (conferences, workshops, exhibitions, web site)

    The SFE has an elected committee of 12 members headed by François Raulin as president. There are currently 110 registered members from throughout France and francophile countries.

    The future international joint meeting of ISSOL and Bioastronomy will be held in July 2011 in Montpellier under the auspices of the SFE.