About us



Who we are?

The Junior Scientists Microbiology Meeting of Marseille (JSM3) is an association created by a group of doctoral students from the University Aix-Marseille (AMU) in 2015. It was created in order to facilitate the communication between the communities of microbiologists in Marseille. The current association now gathers young microbiologists that belong to all of the newly formed Institute of Microbiology, Bioenergetics and Biotechnology (IM2B) research laboratories.

Our goals remains the same: to create new networks and collaborations by facilitating the scientific interaction for young researchers coming from all these laboratories.




What do we do?


In order to accomplish our main objective, we are organizing a scientific congress that involves all areas covered by IM2B. The congress was first conceived in 2015 and this event gave the name to the association. The sixth edition that will take place in May 2022 will reflect the diversity in research topics represented by the IM2B.

In order to increase communication between young scientists, especially PhD students, post-docs & engineers, we organize the seminars with informal discussions and various special events after the presentations. The "AperoTalk" format was chosen to create the efficient but relaxed environment to meet young researchers from different labs and departments, learn about their research, exchange ideas, establish collaborations and find friends!

The communication towards the broader public is achieved by participating in the Spring of the Associations (PDA) where we meet the undergraduate students. We offer them activities that are both fun and educational at the same time. During PDA students can participate in games such as bingo microbiology, the quiz titled "What microbe are you?", the short workshop "microbiology for dummies" or have fun by creating beautiful photos wearing the "microbiologist outfit" with all the characteristic accessories included.





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Our goals

Create a community that represents us internationally

Communicate and disseminate research in the community

Promote interdisciplinary networks and collaborations

Advertise science and make it accessible to the community



How can you support us?

1.- Financially support the association

If you share the same objectives of the association and you are also looking for other scientists, fill in the form and pay online. All online payments are secured by our partner HelloAsso®!



2.- Volunteer work

If you want to actively participate in the board or directors or in one of the projects of the association as volunteer, contact us at jsm3@jsm3congress.fr


3. - Participate in our events



Why should you support us?

The organization of the congress is mainly based on the work of volunteers from IM2B - mainly PhD students and Post-docs. Our congress is characterized by holding international features: it is carried out in English, including both poster and oral sessions, we have national and international private partners, we invite specialized and renowned speakers. Organization of the congress provides moments of conviviality and creates links of social and scientific cohesion.

Thanks to our partners at IM2B, CNRS and our precious sponsors we offers the opportunity for master's, doctorate, postdoctoral and senior researchers to attend a completely free event in their proximity. Other similar congresses have attendance fees ranging from several hundred to thousand euros and are hardly affordable for students. Thus we offer this experience for students who are not able to participate in those events for free.

Noteworthy, all our proposed activities are also free and in line with our main goal, scientific communication and the creation of scientific links between young researchers in microbiology, bioenergetics and biotechnology.