Cécile 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. As a postdoctoral research associate, she joined the Department of Immunology of Imperial College (London, UK), directed by Professor. C.R.M Bangham, to conduct a research project on Human T Lymphotropic Virus type 1 (HTLV-1) transmission. For 14 years, she then acquired a long experience in biomedical research programmes management and running collaborations in public-private partnerships, combining expertise in fundamental virology, immunology, vaccinology and clinical research. Before joining ANRS-MIE to lead the basic research departement, Cécile worked at Institut Pasteur, contributing to the development of its Carnot Pasteur Microbes & Health research and innovation programme and to the implementation of the scientific strategy of the institute, working in close collaboration with the Computational Biology, Virology and Global Health departments.

Head of Basic Research Dept.