Anette Funfak studied bioprocess engineering at the Applied University, Jena, Germany where she got early interested in new technologies like micro- and nanotechnology. Anette started her PhD in 2005 at the Technical University (TU) Ilmenau, Germany where she pursued her interest and worked on the development of a droplet-based microfluidic system addressed to biological and chemical screenings.
Anette then started her postdoctoral fellowship at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris using microfluidics to better understand ciliary disorders. Since then she had been working in various innovative research projects in prestigious research laboratories as well as industry in Paris focused on the innovation of novel screening systems for skin, cancer and liver.
In 2018 Anette joined the Institut Pasteur where she is focusing on the development of a 3D culture system based on synthetic scaffold aiming the formation of liver bile ducts (iLite project).