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Director of Life Sciences Research of L'Oréal

"Research is, above all things, the expression of innovation and creativity. This being the case, it is very much a humanistic endeavor. This aspect of research, this richness, in all scientific domains, can only be fully achieved by accessing all the complementary sensibilities of the human race, masculine and feminine. For this reason, one can not passively accept the current disparities, characterized by a preponderance of one sex or the other, observed in certain research sector and, in particular, in senior management positions. The ultimate goal of private research is to generate societal progress. Thus, the members of our society have the right to clearly see and understand the outcome of our scientific efforts. Based on these two convictions, that research is first and foremost a humanistic endeavor and that researchers are obligated to explain their scientific efforts to society at large, I am delighted to contribute to a group of European experts whose target is to promote women in industrial research."


Academic Background

Doctorat d'Etat ès Sciences Physiques (June 1987) University of Paris VI. Under the supervision of Profesor Mansuy (from René Descartes University :URA 400 CNRS)

Doctorat de 3ème Cycle, Specialized in Physical Sciences in Organic Chemistry (January 1984) University of Paris VI. Under the supervision of Pr. Mansuy (Ecole Normale Supérieure CNRS LA 32, Directed by Dr. M. Julia)

Professional Experience

1984 - 1986 Senior Scientist in CNRS (Laboratory of parapharmacological and toxicological chemistry and biochemistry UA 400 CNRS, directed by Dr. D. Mansuy)
1986 - 1988 Senior Scientist within the Biotechnological Department, Research Center of Roussel-UCLAF, Romainville.
1988 - 1989 Project Manager of the General Biochemistry Department, Research Center of Roussel-UCLAF, Romainville.
1989 - 1991 Head of Molecular Toxicology Department, Research Center of Roussel-UCLAF.
1991 - 1993 Director of the Toxicology Department, Research Center of Roussel-UCLAF
1993 - 1994 Director of Investigative Toxicology Department within L'Oreal Research.
Since 1994 Director of Life Sciences Research within L'Oréal Research, including Biology Research Laboratories and Toxicology Research Laboratories.

Other responsibilities


Since Nov. 2000 . Member of the French Health Security Agency (AFSSaPS)


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