Project coordinator:, INSERM Research Assistant

Scientific advisor:
Hélène Valentin,CNRS Researcher

Project sponsor and scientific advisor:
Pierre Jurdic, Researcher.

Follow us on social media:




Our body is made up of billions of cells. To study them in the laboratory, the researchers make cell cultures. The research in Cell Biology brings hope and excitement that scientists are happy to share with the public.

Les cellules déambulent(strolling cells!) (LCD) is a group of scientists and artists using live performance to show the public how cells function, what they are capable of, and how they are cultured in a laboratory. The LCD members wear cell costumes, perform street theater and dance, organize visits and games….

Many researchers, students and laboratory staff from Lyon take part every year in these scientific actions, organized by LCD with the help of financial and logistical partners.

Scientific animations scheduled for 2019:

“Voyage au cœur des cellules”:

A 35 min play interpreted by two professional actors, followed by a 20 min discussion with spectators led by two scientists.


*Atrium de Tassin La Demi Lune, Wednesday, March 20 at 15h30.

*Collège Paul Emile Victor (Rilleux La Pape), a part of « Le tour du CNRS en 80 jours », Thursday, May 9.

* Biotuesday event on September 3 at 18h30, organized by la Métropole de Lyon.

* Village des sciencesof the CNRS, at theMusée des Confluences, Saturday, October 5.


« Drôle de visite »at Rockefeller:

As part of the Fête de la science, this unusual visit on the campus of Rockefeller Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy will take place on Saturday, October 12 at 11am and by appointment.

Our financial and logistic partners: