Veronique obtained an engineering degree from the Toulouse agronomic school (ENSAT) in 2017, with a specialization in biotechnology at AgroParisTech. During her studies, she worked on the cholinergic receptors structure of the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis during a 3-month internship in the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses). Then she did a 6-month internship in the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), where she studied the passage of therapeutic macromolecules through the Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) in vitro.

She’s recently joined us as a PhD student to develop a new in vitro neurological model derived from several cell types, including stem cells and primary cells. This model will be used to study the efficiency and the passage of therapeutic molecules through the BBB, in particular in context of neurodegenerative diseases. It will be miniaturized and automated for the phenotypic screening of molecules.

Elodie obtained her Master’s degree in Physiology, Physiopatholoy and Neurosciences at Lille 2 University in 2007. Then she joined the Blood-Brain Barrier Laboratory (LBHE, EA2465, Artois University) to prepare a PhD in Life Sciences that she defended in 2011: her project was dealing with the development of new in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) models for the study of cellular interactions in health and disease.

A first postdoctoral position in Mannheim Children’s Hospital (Germany, 2012-2013) allowed her to work on neuroblastoma brain metastasis. Back to France she worked on different topics using cellular models, from breast cancer brain metastasis (2014-2015) to the impact of ischemia on BBB cells (2016-2017), making her an expert in cell biology and complex in vitro systems.

She’s recently joined us as a study director!


Your children came back to school  ? It is the same for Meryl Roudaut who also just begin his PhD training in collaboration with Pr Bertrand Cariou and Dr Karim Si-Tayeb from “l’institut du thorax”. The goal of his Ph D training is to develop and automate new innovative cellular 3D models from iPS cells coming from patient with familial hypercholesterolemia. This project is a little part of big project called CHOPIN! Thank you to them to give the opportunity to Meryl to do his Ph D and to start a collaboration between us! Thank you also to the ANRT, the French Research & Technology Agency, for their financial support to our R&D project. We wish a lot of succes to Meryl!