Research Director at the CNRS within the Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute (SBRI), Inserm U1208, University of Lyon and Co-Founder, in 2009, of the Joint Laboratory on Neuropathogenesis along with Prof. Chonggang YUAN at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, integrated into the Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics at the ECNU in January 2014. The main objective is the transfer of fundamental discoveries using small antibody mimetics called peptide aptamers, to potential patient benefit in the context of the StemGamE platform. The present transfer focus:
• neurodegenerative diseases - e.g. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - Maladie de Charcot)
• stimulation of the immune response e.g. for adoptive cell therapy of certain cancers
• enhancement of safety of the use of embryonic stem cell-derived cultures for potential therapeutic benefit.