Scientific experts

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Laurence MAUNIER, PhD

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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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Renaud BURRER, PhD

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Renaud BURRER holds a PhD in Virology & Immunology obtained at the Louis Pasteur University (France). His research work focused mainly on antiviral immune responses and autoimmune diseases at the Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA), then at the CIML (Marseille, France). He was in charge of developing exosome-based vaccines in a biotechnology company for 6 years.

He now leads the Research & Development team at HISTALIM where his expertise in the mechanisms of action of antibodies highly contributes to the development of the company.

Immunology, viruses, antibodies, auto-immune diseases.


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Holder of a PhD in biology from the University of Montpellier (France), Laurent LAGUERRE is a specialist in optical microscopy and immunohistochemistry. He has collaborated to the development of several public technologic platforms at the French CNRS and INSERM. Laurent also holds a university diploma in biotechnology project management (UCLY). Thanks to his vast translational experience on the development of innovative biotherapies, he can manage the scientific, strategic and regulatory aspects of all the projects he handles.

Project management, scientific and strategic advice, microscopy, immunohistochemistry, phenotyping, biotechnology.




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Julie ESPALLERGUES holds a PhD in Health Biology from the University of Montpellier (FR). As a neuroscience specialist, she is the author of several publications in the field of neurobiology. After completing with honors her academic education, she lead several research projects at the University of Pennsylvania (US) and then joined HISTALIM as principal investigator. Her in-depth expertise in physiology, histology and pharmacogenetics, as well as her experience in the global management of scientific projects, enables her to manage complex histological studies.

Neuroscience, neurobiology, pharmacogenetic, biotechnology.



Séverine KIRCHNER, PhD

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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.

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Alexandra MACE

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Engineer in biotechnology and graduated from the Aix-Marseille University , Alexandra is a versatile professional specialized in immunohistochemistry and has a strong experience in fluorescent multiplex  techniques. Alexandra has worked at the Research Center of Oncology and Cancer Biology in Marseille (CRCM). Today she designs Immunohistochemistry protocols including multiplex biomarker panels. Thanks to her extensive capabilities in project management, she delivers high quality assays to our clients developing innovative therapies against cancer.

Oncology, IHC Multiplex, Design of protocols, biotechnology.



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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.