Scientific Programmes Officer at the Department for Scientific Programming and Incentive Actions, Scientific Direction, Institut Pasteur, Paris.
Hands on experience in biomedical research programmes management and running collaborations in public-private partnerships, combining expertise in fundamental virology, immunology, vaccinology and clinical research. Cecile holds a Ph.D in fundamental Virology. Her research background focused on two human viruses: she first carried out research on Interferon antiviral effect against Hepatitis B virus, as a PhD fellow at Inserm U370/Institute Pasteur Paris, Pr. C. Bréchot’s Lab. She then joined the Department of Immunology of Imperial College (London, UK), directed by Professor. C.R.M Bangham, as a postdoctoral research associate, to conduct a research project on Human T Lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) transmission. For 12 years, Cécile managed large biomedical research programmes, from basic research to clinical trials, working with internal scientists, medical doctors, technlogy transfert offices and international stakeholders. In 2015, she joined Institut Pasteur to coordinate actions of the Institut Pasteur Research & Innovation Carnot programme. Today, Cécile is working at the Department for Scientific Programming and Incentive Actions, contributing to the scoping and development of a funding strategy to deliver the Institut Pasteur’scientific programme.