Symposium tribute to Maxime Dahan
Amphi C. Burg
12 rue Lhomond
Message from Maxime Dahan's family, December 8th, 2020
Dear friends, colleagues, doners,
We, Maxime's family, are grateful for the generosity shown by so many of you who, like us, want to preserve and strengthen Maxime's legacy of innovation, openness and intellectual curiosity.
This fund finances a prize that recognizes scientific promise and achievement, without the boundaries of academic discipline or geography, and encourages the exciting collaboration among researchers that Maxime championed.
Thank you for those who have contributed ! Thank you to those who will contribute anew, or for the first time! This is so meaningful. From the darkness left in Maxime's absence, we want to kindle a light.
Michelle Hoffman his wife, Margaux, Théo et Esmé Dahan Hoffman his children, Amy Dahan his mother.
I would like to thank the Curie Institute, as well as Maxime’s friends and colleagues to have put such effort into putting all this together. This symposium means so much to us.
Amy DAHAN, Maxime’s mother
Maxime Dahan was the director of the physical-chemistry unit (UMR 168) of the Curie Institute between 2013 and 2018 and group leader of the “Light based observation and control of cellular organization” research group. He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) and the CNRS awarded him a bronze medal in 2006.
This event was especially moving because it brought so many people together to talk about Maxime as a friend, as a human being, but also as a scientist.
Jean-Baptiste MASSON, Maxime’s colleague and friend
On October 24th and 25th 2019, more than 200 participants gathered to pay tribute to Maxime Dahan. Scientists from diverse backgrounds with whom Maxime had collaborated during his career presented their research and shared the memories they had with him. It was also an opportunity for some students to present their research work to experts in their fields during a poster session. A more intimate ceremony with Maxime's colleagues and family was organized for the inauguration of a new library named in his honor, and located in the Curie building where he used to work.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak, especially on this occasion, because I think that there is no more fitting honor for Maxime than to give him a lasting place in a library.
Michelle HOFFMAN, Maxime’s wife
Financial contributions made to the Maxime Dahan Fund at the Institut Curie will serve to offer a biennial prize to a scientist who significantly advances the study of cellular processes with new tools or methods related to the imaging and micromanipulation of biological systems, for fundamental research or medical application.