Nine new scientists have joined the Chair ABIWe are very happy to welcome 9 new scientists that will bring new skills and broaden our expertise in chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, downstream processing and valorization.
Valorization and transfer team: Kévin Magnien joined us as responsible for science transfer and valorization. With a scientific background in biology (M.Sc. from URCA) and a formation in business and management of innovation (Masternova, AgroParisTech and Neoma Business School), Kévin will contribute to increasing the visibility of Chaire ABI towards industries and universities.
Chemistry team: Two post-doctoral researchers joined us in September, Dr. Louis Mouterde (Ph.D., University of Florida) and Dr. Ezinne Achinivu (Ph.D., University of Alabama) who has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Jeremy Pereira (B.Sc., University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1) has also been hired as an engineer. All three are going to support our chemistry team with their expertise in biochemistry/molecular biology, bioprocessing and analytical chemistry, respectively.
Microbiology team: Guillaume Delfau joined the Chair ABI as a graduate student (co-supervision with the University of Mons) since the beginning of october on the ALPO Interreg Project. Alpo aims to propose innovative solutions for the development of biobased plastics and coatings on an industrial scale from microalgae. Guillaume has an expertise in microbiology (liquid fermentation) and a M.Sc. from URCA on the production and valorization of agro-resources. Dr. Elsa Rouches joins also the microbiology team as a research engineer. Elsa is specialized in the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass and was a post-doctoral researcher at the INRA in Versailles.
Downstream Processing team: We are also very pleased to welcome Dr. Erika Clavijo-Rivera as new responsible for our Down-stream Processing team. Erika brings her expertise in separation, extraction and membrane filtration and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (University of Nantes). For this specific project, Erika will be supported by Catalina Quesada who has been hired as an engineer. Catalina has an expertise in down-stream processing (extraction, purification and separation) and has worked on the valorization of wine residues at Chaire ABI during her internship (M.Sc., Montpellier SupAgro). To continue this project on the valorization of wine residues, Hélène Auger (M.Sc. in chemistry, natural substances and medicinal products, URCA) joined us as an engineer with skills on separation techniques.