Scientific Advisory Board

Alain Dessein


Alain DESSEIN, PhD, is a graduate from the Ecole Normale Supérieure. He is a University professor and director of a research laboratory (INSERM). After completing his PhD at the Institut Pasteur, he went to Harvard Medical School to follow a post-doctorate and was appointed two years after deputy professor at Harvard University and research associate at the prestigious Robert B. Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Professor Alain Dessein leads a team specialized in genetics of parasitic diseases at the Medical University (la Timone) in Marseille. He is also a “visiting professor especial” in Brazil where he is advisor in human genetics. Co-founder of GenePred, Alain Dessein also followed a one year program for entrepreneurs at HEC (Challenge +).

Catherine Ronin


Catherine Ronin is Professor at the Université d’Aix-Marseille I. After completing two PhD’s in biochemistry and physics at Université de Provence, she undertook to graduate in Molecular Endocrinology and Laboratory Medicine at USA’s NIH. Professor Catherine Ronin was Guest Professor at the NIH, biotechnology teacher at Polytechnic engineering school. Founder and CEO of Siamed’Xpress society, she trained for company creation and management at IAE.