Team members

    Nolwenn Paris

    Research associate

      Alexandra Martin

      Engineer in molecular biology

      I am a junior engineer currently working on the BioCellPhe project.

          Aisha Elsawah

          Research associate

              An Hoang


                Philippe Meyer

                Research associate

                After a PhD & post-doc in algebra on Lie theory and supersymmetry, I have focused on AI, machine learning, topological data analysis and their applications to various fields such as the study of human body shapes or glyph and script comparison. I am now a member of the Jean-Loup Faulon’s Lab as a data scientist in bioinformatics.

                That which is below is like that which is above, and that which is above is like that which is below, to accomplish the miracle of one thing.

                Emerald Tablet – Hermes Trismegistus

                    Ihab Boulas

                    Research associate

                        Yoanna Alexiou

                        Gestion de données

                          Jean-Loup Faulon

                          Research Director — INRAE / iSSB / University of Manchester
                          Link to personal web page

                            Paul Ahavi

                            PhD Student

                              Angelo Banares

                              Research associate

                                Alicia Da Silva


                                  Thomas Duigou

                                  I’m a bioinformatician specializing in the design, implementation, and deployment of computational tools for engineering metabolic pathways in microorganisms.

                                  Research Engineer — INRAE

                                    Léon Faure

                                    I’m a systems biology Ph.D. student working on the integration of Machine Learning in Genome-Scale Metabolic Networks.

                                    PhD student

                                      Anne Giralt

                                      Research associate

                                        Guillaume Gricourt

                                        Junior Engineer — INRAE

                                          Ioana Grigoras-Popescu

                                          I’m an associate professor at University of Evry Paris-Saclay, teaching biochemistry and synthetic biology at bachelor and master levels, doing research in metabolic and biosensors engineering. I’m also the head of the Master 2 in System and Synthetic Biology ( and the principal PI of the iGEM Evry Paris-Saclay team since 2017 (

                                          Associate Professor — University of Évry Val-d’Essonne

                                          UMR 8030 Génomique Métabolique, LISSB, Genoscope, Institut François Jacob, CEA, CNRS, Univ Evry Paris-Saclay

                                            Joan Hérisson

                                            Research Engineer with 20 years of experience in bioinformatics and software developing, I used to co-led the first French academic lab fully dedicated to Synthetic Biology. I’m now part of a research group and the co-leader of the Galaxy-SynBioCAD ecosystem

                                            Research Engineer — iSSB Lab, Genoscope, Institut François Jacob, CEA, CNRS, Univ Evry

                                              Laetitia Laversa

                                              Research associate

                                                Bastien Mollet

                                                PhD student

                                                  Abhinav Pujar

                                                  PhD student

                                                    Mahnaz Sabeti Azad

                                                    Research Associate

                                                      Paul Soudier

                                                      PhD Student