Scientific experts

Laurence SIFRE-MAUNIER experte en études pharmacologiques en l’oncologie et maladies métaboliques chez histalim


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With a PhD in spatial organization of intramuscular connective tissue and a degree in histopathology of murine cancer models at the Veterinary School of Toulouse, Laurence SIFRE-MAUNIER brings a dual expertise in histology and image analysis. Thanks to those skills, she conducts now pharmacology studies in the fields of oncology and metabolic diseases.

Pharmacology, metabolic diseases, oncology, extracellular matrix, image analysis.

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With a PhD in neurobiology and through her long experience as researcher in neurobiology, Lise GUTKNECHT has developed skills in in-situ hybridization (using RNA probes), immunofluorescence, cloning, genetically modified mice and team management. In neuroscience, she acquired an expertise in neurotransmitter analysis, by studying the role and influence of neurotransmitters in neuropathology.

Fluorescence, cloning, neurosciences, laboratory management, neuropathology.

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Séverine KIRCHNER has developed her skills in the fields of genomics and tissue engineering at the University of California, Ivrine. She is today putting her expertise at work to contribute to the development and the management of in-situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry protocols within our laboratory.

In-Situ Hybridization, genomics, tissue engineering, immunohistochemistry.


Romain SALZA

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Graduate from the University of Lyon 1 with a PhD degree in biochemistry, Romain Salza is an expert of the extracellular matrix. With a strong experience of nearly 10 years in fundamental research at the CNRS (France), he brings his scientific skills in biochemistry and biology. For Histalim company, he provides expertise in histological innovations of cutting for high density tissues, biomaterials and implantable medical devices included in thermoplastic resin. He also studies their biocompatibility.

Extracellular matrix, histological innovation, implantable medical devices, resine cutting



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Thanks to his professional and educational background specialized in image processing by computer software, Assil has developed a great experience in project management in the field of medical and multimodal imaging. Now he works at Histalim to develop image analysis tools for histology, modeling and designing innovative applications for R&D projects i.e. morphological biomarkers research, 3D histology…

Image analysis, morphological biomarker, 3D histology

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Bénédicte ANDRE

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Through her experience in a technical center at Maisons-Alfort Veterinary School, Bénédicte ANDRE has developed her skills in food histology along with her unique expertise in food microstructure. Her expertise focuses on the relationship between industrial processes and tissue composition of food, including integrity and myofibrillar modification studies of meat and fish.

Food-processing industry, microstructure, muscle, hydrocolloids, quality.