Session 5: Production and applications of algal biomass
Did a PhD in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Nantes, France, where he worked on protein engineering, structural and biochemical characterization of thermostable glucosidase. After its graduation, he joined Sir Alan Fersht group in Cambridge (MRC-CPE, UK) to focus its research on in vitro protein engineering and protein folding. Then, he integrated as project leader a French biotech company (Proteus) working the development of industrial biocatalytic processes. He was responsible of projects dealing with enzyme screening from natural diversity, enzyme engineering for different white biotech projects in the field of cosmetics, detergents and bioenergy and author of 8 patents. He joined TOTAL in 2012 as Biotechnology Project Manager.