L'arbre des connaissances

The Association L’Arbre des Connaissances was founded by researchers at the University Institute of Hematology to promote dialogue between producers of science and society.

The Apprentis Chercheurs allows reception in research laboratories throughout the school year for high school students, in pairs framed by actors (researchers, PhD students, post-docs, engineers). Wednesday afternoon a month, the students do a science project on a topic of research in the laboratory. At the end of the school year, the Association L’Arbre des Connaissances organizes a congress Apprentis Chercheurs within each research center. Adolescents present their work in public and receive a certificate of introduction to research. Thanks to the teachers, the “Apprentis Chercheurs” discuss their research in class, make connections with the class programm and become true ambassadors of research within their institution.


Members of the unit involved in the U944 Knowledge Tree:

Saïb Ali, Professor, current rector of the Academy of Aix-Marseille, Founder and current Honorary President of the Association

Morgane Le Bras, Lecturer, President of the Association

Valérie Lallemand-Breitenbach, Senior Research Vice-President of the Association

Caroline Berthier, technician, Treasurer and Board Member

Pascale Lesage, Research Director, Coordinator of Apprentis Chercheurs action at IUH and board member.