Round table “A career outside academia”

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Doctoneuro and Neurostra organize a round table for Master and PhD students

13 octobre 2023
15h 18h
Amphithéâtre Alain BERETZ, Nouveau Patio, Campus Esplanade, Strasbourg

A career outside academia?

What career opportunities are there after a Master's / PhD in neuroscience?

Doctoneuro and NeuroStra propose a round table with ex-Unistra-students who followed different professional paths and are now working outside academia. They will share their experience, give some feedbacks and answer all your questions. A full audience round table is planned, followed by a coffee break where you will be able to meet the speakers individually.


Registration is mandatory, for organizational purpose.
Please register before October 9th, 11:59 PM.



Florent REVEL

Global Program Regulatory Director, Novartis (Basel)

Florent is a Neuroscientist, trained in Toulouse, Manchester, Strasbourg and Copenhagen. His PhD in Chronobiology led him to coordinate a research project across an academic lab in Strasbourg and a small biotech in Copenhagen. He then joined Hoffman-La Roche in Basel for a first postdoctoral experience in the Department of Drug Discovery, where he investigated new targets for sleep and psychiatric disorders. Eager to learn more about Drug Development, he undertook further trainings in Clinical Investigations and in Drug Regulatory Affairs, in parallel of his second postdoc at the University of Basel. Florent finally joined the Regulatory Affairs department at Novartis, where he has supported projects at various stages of development. He is currently Global Program Regulatory Director in the early development space, shaping the regulatory strategy for early assets (Phase 1-2) in diverse therapeutic areas.


Cheffe de projets en ingénierie santé, Stane (Lyon)

With a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience since 2016, Valentine trained between two universities, at the University of Strasbourg, her home town, and the University of Montreal. After seven years in higher education and research, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases, she has been wearing her healthcare engineering project manager hat for nearly three years now. With her determination and drive, she is committed to revolutionising community medicine. As a true orchestral conductor, she coordinates the actions of healthcare professionals, political players and the private sector, in order to bring care structure projects to a successful conclusion. 

Marie-Élisabeth COLIN

Alliance and Partnership Manager, EBRAINS (Bruxelles)

Marie-Elisabeth Colin, Mariza, is a Project Manager who has experience in large EU-funded research projects, science diplomacy, and collaboration development. She got her master's degree in Neurosciences and Cognitive Psychology in 2012. Her 1st professional experience was at the French Embassy in Denmark as a Scientific Affairs Officer. She then joined the coordination office of the Human Brain Project at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne as a Scientific Project Manager, before moving to Brussels to join the headquarters of EBRAINS, a digital research infrastructure for brain research as a Partnership Manager.


Vice President - CNS Drug Discovery Late Stage, Evotec (Hamburg)

Alexis Laux-Biehlmann obtained his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Strasbourg in 2011. He joined the pharmaceutical industry as a postdoc in 2013 and has since occupied key positions with increased responsibility in Germany and the United States. He has amassed significant expertise across crucial aspects of drug discovery, early clinical development and portfolio strategy (including therapeutic areas beyond neuroscience). Today, he is the vice president for late-stage neuroscience drug discovery at Evotec AG.

Domitille BOUDARD

President and co-founder of Bye Blues, Strasbourg

After an academic course in biology in Besançon, Columbus (OH) and Strasbourg, Domitille obtained her PhD degree in Neuroscience (chronobiology and vision) in 2009. While staying in the Institute for Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (CNRS, Strasbourg), her professional path moved towards the administration of the research at Neurex where she contributed to the construction of a trinational network of structures working in Neuroscience while coordinating European and international educative and research programmes funded by European agencies. She recently co-founded Bye Blues, a company dedicated at conceiving lamps which light is compatible with a nocturnal use (“circadian rhythms friendly”).

Laurence LWOFF

Secretary of the Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Laurence LWOFF holds a MSc. in reproductive physiology from the University of Paris VI – Jussieu. She then obtained her degree in agronomy from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France) in 1986 and received her PhD in molecular biology in 1989. She joined the Council of Europe in 1991, where she was entrusted with the responsibilities of the Secretariat of the Conventions concerning the use of animals in agriculture and science, in the Directorate of Legal Affairs. In 1999, her responsibilities were extended to biotechnology. In 2002, she joined the Bioethics Department where she has been responsible in particular for the activities on human genetics and on the protection of the human embryo and the foetus. Since 2012 she is the Secretary of the intergovernmental committee in charge of the protection of human rights in biomedicine, i.e. the Steering Committee for Human Rights in the fields of Biomedicine and Health (CDBIO). She is currently the Head of the Human Rights and Biomedicine Division (DGI - Human Rights Directorate).


Clémentine FILLINGER

Maître conférencière at Strasbourg University, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (INCI UPR 3212)

Clémentine Fillinger obtained her Ph.D. in neurosciences at the University of Strasbourg in 2017. After 4 years working on social stress and opioid addiction at the Icahn Medical School at Mount Sinai (New-York, USA), she obtained this year an assistant professor position at the Faculté des Sciences de la Vie in Strasbourg, to teach Animal Biology. Her current research at the Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives (INCI) focuses on the impact of unbalanced diet on circadian rhythms.

Amphithéâtre Alain Beretz, Nouveau Patio (alias Présidence de l'Université)




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