I came from Nantes in 1997 to join ENSCMu. During my 3rd and final year, an internship in Switzerland, at Novartis Crop Protection (presently Syngenta), made me realise I had a real interest in research. Once graduated as an engineer chemist in 2000, I thus enrolled in a DEA (Diplôme D’Etudes Approfondies = Master’s degree), i.e. a university year, when I spent 9 months in one of ENSCUMu’s labs specialising in microbiology. I continued with research at ENSCMu, while working as a teaching assistant. Beginning in 2006, I was a post-doc at the Ecole Supérieure de Biotechnologie in Strasbourg, before coming back to ENSCMu at the beginning of the 2006/2007 academic year, this time as a lecturer (Maître de conférences).
As a lecturer, I had a double mission bringing together my two passions: research and teaching in organic chemistry and microbiology. Today, on top of these activities, I am the coordinator of the second year in ENSCMu.
I have built my career along with my experience and thanks to opportunities, like that of very quickly becoming a lecturer. This has allowed me to do what I enjoy doing: teaching and establishing a relationship with my students. I am very happy with this career path.