Clémence graduated from the polytechnic engineering school, Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, as a biological engineer specializing in Biotechnologies for the Environment. Having graduated with an Engineering degree she is now pursuing her career in research as a Ph.D. student among the ProtectED program.
Science-related Work Experience:
Due to her Engineering studies Clémence has both a research- and industrial-related background and has therefore experience in both fields. She took part in several R&D projects and undertook work-placements within several companies and one university. In 2017, she spent six months working on the use of fungal metabolism for the breakdown of persistent organic pollutants (POP) at MicroLife Solutions in Amsterdam. In 2016, Clémence worked with the Micro-Array Department of the University of Amsterdam on a research project conducted by Syngenta, studying miRNA expression variations in cauliflower seeds. This same year, Clémence was also involved in R&D projects conducted by French SMEs Cell & Co (method validation) and Stevia Natura (pilot-unit implementation). Now, she is currently undertaking her Ph.D. with BioDetection Systems in Amsterdam, seeking to develop a combined chemical-biological detection system for mixtures of mycotoxin and persistent organic pollutants (POP) affecting human development. Her particular focus is on how those mixtures affect the early development of gut microbiota, and associated long-term health impacts.
Other Professional Points-of-Interest:
Clémence has explored both applied and fundamental research, and is particularly interested in innovations in biotechnologies.
Area of science:
Lisa’s research focuses on endocrine disrupting environmental and food based toxins resulting from modern day industrial, agricultural or natural sources. Utilising innovative and emerging in vitro bioassays for the assessment of endocrine disruptors (ED’s) in food, feed and the environment, this work aims to identify ED mechanism of action, horizon scan for emerging ED’s and assess the mixture effects related to health.
Currently a Reader of Toxin Food Safety within the Institute for Global Food Security and the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Previously Lisa obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences at The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 1994. In 1999 she was awarded a PhD in Biological Sciences specialising in cancer research at Dublin City University, Ireland. As a postdoctoral scientist, Lisa was involved in projects developing and applying new technologies for the detection of harmful contaminants in food.
The PROTECTED ITN Coordinator and supervisor of ESR 13 (Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of ED’s and their mixtures).
Area of science:
Much of Bart’s career has been focused on studying the mode of action of toxicants, alone and in complex mixtures and using this knowledge to design and use specific bioassays. He has ample experience in open innovation and as a leader of academic and industrial research groups of varying composition and has been coordinator of various large-scale collaborative research projects, including the FP7 ChemScreen project on integrated testing methods for reproductive toxicants.
Bart got his PhD at the Faculty of Biology of the Utrecht University. Until 2002 he was a senior scientific staff member at the Hubrecht Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences in Utrecht, after which he joined BioDetection Systems as a Chief Scientific Officer and subsequently Director of Innovation. Director of Innovation at BioDetection Systems.
Supervisor of ESR 14 (Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin/POP mixtures affecting human development) and ESR 15 (Development of a combined chemical-biological detection system for mycotoxin mixtures affecting animal health).