Doctor in Microbiology

Director of Research

CNRS Montpellier

After obtaining her PhD in England, she realized her post-doctoral internship at Harvard University; She obtained a position at the CNRS and continued her work on the adaptation mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria in Lyon and at the University of Montpellier. She is managing her team at CNRS Montpellier since 2010. Internationally renowned, Virginie is the author of numerous scientific works and has a strong expertise in the field of bacterial signaling and pathogenesis. Her work was awarded with the CNRS bronze medal in 2010.


Doctor in Virology


INRA Jouy-en-Josas   

Virologist, she has been developing since 2010 models of viral infectious diseases in zebrafish for the study of pathogenic host relationships in vertebrates. Her work contributes to the characterization of the cellular and inflammatory antiviral immune response in relation to the restriction factors identified in fish. She is also the scientific leader of the Zf phenotyping platform integrated into the French EMERG'IN infrastructure. This platform offers services in infectious diseases and inflammation of Zf in vivo or by high-resolution imaging after transparentization of fixed tissues.


Doctor in Developmental Biology

Team leader

CNRS Montpellier

Holder of a PhD in Developmental Biology from the Pasteur Institute, she realized a post-doctorate at the King's College in London, where she studied the development of the zebrafish nervous system, the blood system and immunity.  She was recruited by the Pasteur Institute in 2003 and 2012 by INSERM. She manages a group at CNRS Montpellier where she studies  blood cells formation on zebrafish. She has a strong expertise on the development of the blood and immune system as well as on imaging tools on the zebrafish embryo. She teaches at the IUT and the Faculty of Pharmacy of Montpellier.


Associate Professor

University of Lille

Doctor of the Pasteur Institute of Paris in Molecular Biology, he did a post-doctorate in Heidelberg at EMBL, then in Strasbourg in the team of Pierre Chambon. Professor at the University of Lille and Team Leader, within the U908 CNRS - Cellular Plasticity and Cancer, he studies the mechanisms of regulation of chromatin structure. He set up the zebrafish facility within the animal facility platform of the University of Lille (PHExMAR). Responsible for the course on the zebrafish model in Animal Experimentation Training at the Pasteur Institute of Lille and the University of Lille, internationally renowned, he is the author of numerous scientific works on the subject.


Doctor in Developmental Biology


PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Human Genetic Institute of Montpellier, she has expertise in R & D in the field of cancer drugs. She has developed many in vivo imaging tools. In 2014, she co-founded the first biotechnology company based on the zebrafish model developping new anti-cancer drugs, AZELEAD. More recently, she has developed the service platforms "ZebraTox" and "ZebraScreen" dedicated to public and private laboratories in order to evaluate the activity and toxicity of drugs.


Engineer in Bioinformatics

Head of an Imaging Platform

Holder of a Master in Life Science and Health with a specialization in Imaging, he worked several years at INRA on viral infection models on zebrafish. He joined ABIVAX then AZELEAD where he developed algorithms for image processing and analysis. Responsible for a zebrafish facility, he has a strong expertise and  imaging tools.


Engineer in Bioinformatics

Head of an Imaging Platform

Depuis plus de 20 ans, il a acquis une expertise scientifique et opérationnelle forte dans la création et la production des modèles de rongeurs génétiquement modifiés. A l’Institut Cochin puis chez Charles River et Envigo, il a dirigé l’activité d’élevage ainsi que de tous les services associés (reproduction assistée, contrôle sanitaire, produits biologiques), dans un contexte européen.

Depuis de nombreuses années, il forme et conseille des clients, du technicien au chercheur, dans la mise en place de leurs stratégies d’élevage, l’optimisation scientifique et opérationnelle du fonctionnement de leur animalerie, l’amélioration de la biosécurité ou du contrôle sanitaire.

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