Scientific experts2019-04-25T10:26:24+00:00

Scientific experts

Renaud Burrer

Renaud BURRER, Ph.D

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.

Alexandra MACE

Alexandra MACE

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.

Bénédicte ANDRE

Bénédicte ANDRE

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.

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 Fanny ESTERMANN holds a PhD in Health Biology. Her work about oncolytic viruses (viruses which selectively replicate and kill tumor cells) has been successfully conducted at Salk Institute for Biological Studies (La Jolla, CA, USA), paving the way for a new type of targeted cancer therapy.

As a specialist in cancer research, she worked on senescence, cancer and metabolism during her first postdoctoral training at IRCM (Montpellier, France). She then joins a team at Montpellier’s University Hospital center (IRMB, France) and developed technics to reprogram oncolytic-induced senescence cells.

She then got a degree in Clinical Trial from the University of Medicine of Montpellier before joining Histalim as a Chief Scientific and Technical Officer. Her main goal with her Project Leader team is to design and conduct project at the cutting edge of histology technology.

Alexandre VERNAY, Ph.D

Alexandre Vernay holds a PhD in cell biology, obtained at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). His work focused on the transport mechanisms between the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex and the cell surface. Alexandre has extensive experience in cellular engineering, molecular biology, fluorescent and electron microscopy. 

He also developed his expertise in image analysis in the context of immuno-oncology during his experience in Munich. He joined the Principal Investigator’s team at Histalim where his expertise in biotechnology and in project management ensures to deliver high quality solutions to our customers.

Amanda FINAN, Ph.D

Amanda Finan holds a PHD in Cell biology which she obtained at the Case Western Reserve Univesity/Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

She also followed with a post doctoral fellow at ISERM, in Montpellier, France.  Her research experience accross the world in France, USA, UK and Italy gives her a unique profile, as well as her background in stem cells, regeneration and cardiac and skeletal muscle physiology.  Experienced with a broad set of technical skills including histological and immunohistological techniques she joined Histalim as a R&D project manager.