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A new seminar series at the IRIM has been launched in 2019, aiming at providing experience and feedbacks from people with successful and interesting careers outside academia, and who previously did a PhD and, possibly, one postdoc (or several postdocs!). The 'Career outside academia’ seminars are held for PhD students and postdocs, in an informal and relaxed context and any type of questions/discussions are welcome.

Please contact the organizers if you have any questions: Caroline Goujon and Boris Bonaventure

Future seminars:

Wednesday the 15th of May 2019, 11h, Salle de séminaire de l’IGMM. The speaker will be Philippe Villain-Guillot, Nosopharm’s CEO. This seminar will be held in French.

Philippe Villain-Guillot's minibio : After an Engineer diploma in chemistry from ENSCM, Philippe went to the UK in 2003 and worked for Evotec as a medicinal chemist. He started his PhD thesis in 2004 in chemistry, in the antibiotics field, under the supervision of Jean-Paul Leonetti at Montpellier university. After his PhD, Philippe co-founded in 2009 the Nosopharm biotech company, specialized in research and development of new antibacterial molecules. He's been Nosopharm's CEO since then, and is more specifically in charge of all aspects concerning funding, business development and intellectual property.

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Thursday the 13th of June 2019, time and place TBA. The speaker will be Hélène Bauby, Market Development Manager and NGS specialist at Qiagen. This seminar will be held in French but if you want to meet Hélène and ask her specific questions in English, please contact the organizers: Caroline Goujon or Boris Bonaventure.

Hélène Bauby's minibio : after a Master in microbiology at the Pasteur Institute, Hélène did her PhD at the INRA on Arabidopsis thaliana's phloem development. She then studied the interactions between HIV-1 and primary cells during a first postdoc at Cochin Institute in Paris and a second postdoc at King's College London. After 13 years in academia, she joined Qiagen (provider of molecular biology kits), initially as a rep. In 2016, she has become Market Development Manager, in charge of the development of reagents for NGS for Qiagen in France and Belgium.

 

Past seminars:

 

 Thursday the 11th of April, 12h30, Salle de séminaire de l'IGMM. The speaker was Michaël Girardot, who is senior data scientist at CGI, here in Castelnau-le-Lez. This seminar will be held in French, with the possibility to switch to English depending on the audience (and the slides will be in English).

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Michael Girardot’s minibio: Michael holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and specializations in epigenomics and bioinformatics. He did his thesis at the INRA (Limoges). He then moved to Brussels for a first postdoc at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and, after that, he came to Montpellier for a second postdoc at the IGMM. After 15 years of research experience in academic research, he performed vocational retraining as a Data Scientist. In 2016, he joined CGI as a senior consultant in Big Data and Data Science. CGI is one of the largest IT and business process services providers in the world.

Thursday the 14th of March, 9h, Salle Marcel Dorée. The speaker was Nicolas Reymond, who is project manager at Eurobiomed, here in Montpellier. After 2 postdocs, Nicolas obtained an MBA and then joined the Eurobiomed cluster.

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Nicolas Reymond’s minibio: Nicolas holds a PhD in immunology and, after 15 years working as a project manager in academic labs (including many years abroad, in the UK, the USA and Canada), Nicolas did a Master's in Management and Business Administration. He then held marketing positions at Histalim, having operational marketing responsibilities and strategic responsibilities. Nicolas joined the Eurobiomed Cluster in 2016. He is in charge of the organization and development of the center's activities in the Montpellier branch. With his strong dual scientific and managerial expertise, he supports the development of companies in Biology/ Health in the region and promotes interactions between different ecosystem actors.

Monday the 11th of January, 13h30, Salle de séminaire de l’IGMM. The speaker was Cécile Herbreteau, who is the head of Research and Development of the pharmaceutical company Fab’entech, based in Lyon.

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Cécile Herbreteau’s minibio: After a master in molecular and cellular biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon, Cécile obtained a PhD in molecular virology in 2006. She then did a postdoc at the Centre Léon Bérard (Lyon). In 2009, she became a project manager at Idealp Pharma, which was specialized in Drug Discovery. In 2010, she joined the pharmaceutical company Fab’entech.


     
   

   

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