Leadership within scientific community
Grégory Batt was an instructor of the Paris iGEM team and a judge at the 5th iGEM competition on Synthetic Biology, MIT, Boston USA. He co-organized a satellite workshop on Dynamical Modelling and Simulation of Biological Networks of the JOBIM conference, Lille, July 2008.
Pierre Deransart is the General Secretary, past Chairman, of the “Association Française pour la Programmation par Contraintes” AFPC and contributes to the Members Council of ASTI AFPC . He worked as "Brazil Correspondent" in the DRI (INRIA's International Relations Direction) and organized several INRIA visits and activities related to INRIA-Brazil scientific cooperation Brazil .
François Fages is member of the Editorial Board of RAIRO Operations Research and since this year, member of the Steering Committee of the Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB), member of the Scientific Committee of the Integrative Post-Genomique (IPG) conference, and co-organizer with Alfonso Jaramillo, Ecole Polytechnique, and Franck Molina, CNRS Montpellier, of the Epigenomics project “New tools for Synthetic Biology”, at the Genopole of Evry. Up to June 2008, he was the Chairman of the ERCIM Working Group on Constraints .
François Fages was the Conference Chair with Laurent Perron, ILOG, of the Fifth International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems CP-AI-OR'08 (150 part.), Paris, May 2008, and the Conference Chair with Marc Vidal, Harvard Medical School, of the European American Innovation Day on “From Modeling to Engineering Biological Processes” EAID'08 (150 part.), Boston, USA, December 2008. He co-organized with Nicolas Beldiceanu and Mats Carlsson the first International Workshop on Bin Packing and Placement Constraints BPPC'08, and with Rolf Backofen and Agostino Dovier the International Workshop on Constraints in Bioinformatics WCB'08, both associated to CP-AI-OR'08 in Paris, May 2008.
François Fages gave a lecture at Collège de France in the framework of Gérard Berry Chair, on “Machines abstraites, vérification formelle et biochimie cellulaire”, Paris, May 2008.
Aurélien Rizk participated as advisor for the Paris team in the 5th IGEM competition on Synthetic Biology organized by the MIT, USA.
Sylvain Soliman was the Secretary of the ERCIM Working Group on Constraints up to June 2008. with François Fages and Francesca Rossi ha was editor of a special issue of the Recent Advances in Constraints LNCS series with revised selected papers from CSCLP 2007  .
Denis Thieffry is Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee of the ANR (French Agence Nationale pour la Recherche) SYSCOMM (Complex Systems) funding program, 2008, Associated Editor of BioSystems (since July 2008), member of the CNRS ATIP Scientific Committee (young group leader grant scheme) Chair of Systems Biology call, member of the INSERM Workshop Scientific Committee, and member of the scientific committees of the European Conference of Computational Biology 2008.
Denis Thieffry organized with K Leon, R Mulet and G Carneiro, the 2nd Havana School on Biological Networks, La Havana, Cuba., November 2008, and with S. Brauckmann, C. Brandt and GB Müller, an interdisciplinary workshop on BioGraphs (II), Max Planck Institute for History of Sciences, Berlin, Germany. June 2008.