The Office for Science and Technology (OST) is a department of the Embassy of France in the United State of America. It is composed of 24 staff members located in the French Embassy and 6 consular offices (Washington D.C., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco). The organization is dedicated to bilateral collaborations in Science and Technology.
Dr. Morimoto’s research laboratory is part of the Northwestern University, and studies the regulation of the heat shock stress response and the function of molecular chaperones. His current research is to understand how organisms sense and respond to physiological and environmental stress as well as to identify the cellular responses that ultimately determine cell growth and cell death. The Morimoto Laboratory and Northwestern University are actively involved with grade school students through the programs L.A.B.S. and Project Excite, which are designed to spark kids’ interest in math and science and improve their skills in these disciplines.
The Alliance Française de Chicago is the Chicago’s French cultural and learning center dedicated to the study of French language, cultural exchange, and friendship between Americans and French speaking people.
Chicago Council on Science and Technology is a not-for-profit organization that brings researchers and scientists out of the lab and directly to the public. We work with national laboratories, leading academic institutions and museums to educate the public on issues of critical scientific importance. In an age when barely one in four voting adults meet a basic level of scientific literacy, we aim to reignite an excitement and passion for science and technology, and remind Chicagoans of the quality and quantity of R&D that takes place in their backyard.