Our goals

The Academic and Scientific Cooperation Office of the French Embassy in Israel aims to promote and stimulate the exchange of knowledge and know-how between France and Israel. It focuses on active intervention in 3 areas: scientific and academic cooperation support, centralization and dissemination of scientific information in both countries [through Electronic Bulletin and Daguesh Science]  and organization of scientific events.

We serve as a central record of information regarding bilateral scientific cooperation for institutions in both countries: Ministries, universities, research institutions, etc. Additionally, we issue calls for proposals intended to support financially French-Israeli scientific cooperation actions.

Who we are

Jacques BAUDIER PhD – Scientific and Academic Attaché – French Embassy in Israel
Pharmacist, Former head of CEA and INSERM (French national Institute for Health and Medical Research) research laboratories.



Dafna LEBOWITZ – Assistant of the Scientific Attaché
Education: PC programmer
Missions: Coordinator of the Chateaubriand Fellowship, agenda, protocol and invitations of the scientific office
Speaking: French, English, Hebrew
Mail: d.lebowitz@ambfr-il.org
Phone: +972 (0) 3 796 80 42
Fax: +972 (0) 3 796 80 45

Alix THUILLIER – Deputy of the Scientific Attaché
Education: Master in Scientific and Technical Communication
Missions: Daguesh Science, Management of budget and administration, Communication, Management of scientific events
Speaking: French, English
Mail: a.thuillier@ambfr-il.org
Phone: +972 (0) 3 796 80 41

Jonathan SITBON – Deputy of the Scientific Attaché
Education: Humanities and Social Sciences
Missions: Bulletins électroniques, Coordinator of the International Volunteers and of the SHS fellowships, Management of academic projects
Speaking: French, English, Portuguese
Mail: j.sitbon@ambfr-il.org
Phone: +972 (0) 3 796 80 40


The team also welcomes French young scientists (scientific international volunteers) who are placed in Israeli laboratories

Paul BALANCA, Post-doc, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, under the supervison of Prof. Leonid Mytnik, Technion
Hanna BUENO, PhD student, Laboratory of Cardiac and Neuronal Ion Channels, under the supervision of Prof. Bernard Attali, Tel-Aviv University
Guillaume DOISY, PhD student, Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, under the supervision of Prof. Yael Edan, Ben Gurion University
Coralie EBERT, PhD student, Laboratory for the Study of Adaptative Perceptual Processing, under the supervision of Prof. Ehud Ahissar, Weizmann Institute
Hendrik EIJSBERG, Post-doc, Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, under the supervision of Prof. Ilan Marek, Technion
Anne FAGES, Post-doc, Laboratory of Chemical Physics, under the supervision of Prof. Lucio Frydman, Weizmann