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SPIBENS - the students and postdocs of IBENS - is an association for and by the young researchers of the institute biologie de l’ENS. Every PhD and PostDoc at the institute is automatically part of the association and invited to participate in events and their organization. Under the umbrella of SPIBENS social events, like monthly happy hours and world cuisine days, are organized. With these social events the association aims to contribute to and enrich the social life of the institute.

We also organize scientifically oriented events like the SPIBENStalks - an informal platform to practice presentation skills and the Insight in Life Science courses where PhDs or Postdocs can gain teaching experience by giving small educational modules to L3 and masterstudents. Then we take part in the organization of the Young-Researchers-in-LifeSciences Conference, an annually organized scientific meeting for PhDs and PostDocs only, and we are starting up a YouTube channel.

Additionally, SPIBENS provides services to PhDs and Postdocs by representing their interest within the institute and working with the administration of the institute on a welcome booklet for newcomers.

For further information please contact the board of SPIBENS under the following email: spibens_bureau at