“Seuls ceux qui sont assez fous pour penser qu’ils peuvent changer le monde y parviennent » Henri Dunant, Fonder of the Red Cross. This sentence is a moto for me as I put all my energy in creating game-changing synergies in research to change the future of patients affected with devastating brain disorders and rare disease conditions. My daily job is to understand how the most brilliant minds can join forces to turn ideas and intentions into actionable results and bring to our patients, in a meaningful and concrete way, the highest standards of scientific advances.”
Your role at Institut Roche and brief presentation of your professional background:
I am a Neurobiologist by training with a dual course in Business Administration from Pierre & Marie Curie University (Paris Sorbonne Univ.); I also studied Journalism and scientific communication at Paris Diderot university (Paris V). After a journey at the bench, I was research ingeneer at Inserm for some time where I touched upon the topics of big data, data analytics and data quality in the systems of Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris –on a project regrouping 83 medical centers in Ile de France-. I then joined the executive office of Institut Pasteur where I held the novel Grant Manager position. There, I was in charge of setting transformative consortia – internal, external and with the international Network of Pasteur Insitutes through the world- ith the aim to compete for international public and private grants.
I joined the Institut Roche in 2016 as a Senior Scientific Project Manager. My role since then is to deeply understand the needs of Roche R&D and the landscape of academic research in Neuroscience and rare diseases in order to create dream “win-win” projects that we trust will meaningfully benefit the patients. A collaboration is not obvious because of many external contingencies and particular considerations. My role is to remove the hurdles to make those alliances and collaborations work and ultimately deliver cutting-edge scientific knowledge, not just for the sake of creating knowledge but ultimately to benefit patients in their daily living.
My Focus at Institut Roche:
Neuroscience and rare diseases Research partnerships, alliances set up and management.