- Scientific expertise:
Molecular biology ; genomics ; In vitro diagnostic ; marker identification ; genetics ; crop improvement ; plant-microbe interactions ; phytopathology ; Tilling platform creation and management ; primer/probe design ; microorganisms detection test set-up.
- Technical knowledge:
PCR, qPCR and RT-qPCR, isothermal amplification, DNA and RNA extraction, Cloning, sequencing, AFLP, Southern, northern, microbiology, plant cell lines culture, plant transformation (Agrobacterium, biolistic), microscopy, directed mutagenesis, transgenesis (tobacco, poplar, Arabidopsis), DNA micro-arrays, double-hybrid, proteomics (extraction, in vitro-ubiquitination, phosphorylation, western, immuno-precipitation), Tilling, genotyping, bioinformatical sequences analysis, bioinformatical tools (VNTI, ApE, CLUSTALW), lyophilisation.
- Project management:
Scientific and technological monitoring ; feasibility studies ; project design and writing ; cost determination ; risk analysis; planning; realisation ; publication ; post-delivery follow-up ; constant communication between project members. Numerous projects completed in the fields of crop improvement and in vitro diagnostic.
- Client/marketing aspects:
Building and realisation of client or collaborative projects: analysis of client’s needs, scientific expertise during project design and follow-up with the client for the duration of the project, technical support, presentation at conferences ; scientific papers writing.
Laboratories set-up and management. Team management: communication, motivation, members evaluation ; availability ; selection, integration and training of new members. Involvement in university teaching
- Quality, regulations:
Setting-up of QMS ; project management under ISO 9001, ISO 13484 regulations ; CE marking ; GLP. Trained in biological, chemical and radiological risk management ; laboratory waste management ; authorized to autoclave manipulation.
Scientific Researcher Rochefort, Belgium
Since April 2017
In vitro Diagnotics.
R&D project leader Liège, Belgium
March 2016 --- October 2016
In vitro diagnostic kits design. Project design and management ; team coordination and management ; analysis and validation of results and data produced.
Head of molecular biology R&D Évry, France
December 2013 --- February 2015
In vitro pathogen detection kits design. Setting-up of the laboratory; scientific expertise within the company and for projects design; project management; laboratory management; team management (engineer and interns) ; analysis and validation of results and data produced.
Head of plant molecular biology laboratory Évry, France
February 2009 --- May 2013
Crop improvement through molecular biology. Setting-up of the laboratory and quality management system; scientific expertise within the company and for client or collaborative projects design; project management; laboratory management; team management (engineer and interns) ; analysis and validation of results and data produced. Client report.
Post-doctoral researcher Évry, France
February 2006 --- January 2009
Functional validation of the pea TILLING platform; functional genomics: identification and characterisation of mutant genes implicated in cell division and differentiation control, methylation, small RNAs biosynthesis and biotic interactions in pea; markers identification and positional cloning of the DGL gene in pea.
Post-doctoral researcher Umeå, Sweden
March 2000 --- December 2005
Role of DNA-dependant RNA polymerase RpoT;2 in Arabidopsis development, transcriptomics: regulation of the activity of cyclin-dependant kinases during cambial dormancy in poplar; proteomics: study of the stability of cyclin D3 and its interaction with the Retinoblastoma-related protein; stability, ubiquitination and response to auxin of Iaa proteins during dormancy. Genetic transformation of poplar.
PhD student Strasbourg, France
September 1996 --- December 1999
Characterisation of the Lso oncogene carried by the AB2/73 strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens; definition and analysis of the RolB family of Agrobacterium’s oncogenes; study of host-range/Vir genes relationships in the AB2/73 strain of Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
CollaborationAdaptabilityCritical thinkingCuriosityInnovative thinkingKindnessResiliencyCoordinationEfficiency
Skills and Expertise
Develop protocols Molecular Diagnostics Technology research Write papers Write protocolsAdjust processes and methodsAnalyze proteinBiomarker Researchbudgeting of R&D activitiesCollaborate with project teamCommunicate with sponsorCommunicate with investigatorConduct literature searchesConduct studiesCoordinate projectsCreates a collaborative team environmentData miningDesign scientific experimentsDesign scientific projects (in biology)Direct co-workersImplement Quality Management System (QMS)Interpret scientific dataLead studiesLead teamslifescienceManage research projectsManage study budgetOral presentationpcrPlan experimentsproject managementProvide technical supportProvide trainingR&D
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1999
Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies in Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1996
Master in Biochemistry from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1994
Bachelor in Biochemistry from Université Louis Pasteur in 1993
Diplôme d’Etudes Universitaires Générales (DEUG) biologie in Biology from Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg I) in 1991