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Team

Cédric MULLER

Co-founder and CEO of SMALTIS

Cédric holds a PhD in Life and Health Sciences from the University of Franche-Comté with a thesis entitled “Characterization of mutants overproducing the active efflux system MexXY/OprM in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Sophie GUENARD

Co-founder and Director of SMALTIS

Sophie holds a PhD in Life and Health Sciences from the University of Franche-Comté with a thesis entitled “Function and dysfunction of active efflux systems in clinical strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Marjorie
ROBERT NICOUD

Quality Manager

After obtaining her title in Biotechnology from Luminy’s Higher School of Engineers in 2004. Marjorie gained a strong experience in Molecular and Cellular Biology working at the Oxford BioMedica firm. She then worked in Clinical Research at IATEC in Lille, France and then joined the National Center of Reference (CNR) of resistance to antibiotics’s team in Besançon. Marjorie is hired at SMALTIS in 2014.

Paulo
JUAREZ

Project Manager

Paulo began his studies in Biochemistry and Microbiology in Guatemala, where he received his Bachelor’s degree, before entering French Higher Education in 2012 thanks to the Victor Hugo scholarship program. After a first experience in Cellular Biology, he joined the bacteriology team in Besançon in 2013. During his Master’s internship, he meets Sophie and Cédric when they have just created SMALTIS. He then completes a thesis on the study of molecular mechanisms linked to antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and holds a PhD in autumn 2017. He then joined SMALTIS.

Steffi
ROCCHI

Project Manager

Steffi followed a university education with a Master’s degree in “Life Earth Environment Health Society”. In 2009, she joined the CHU in the Parasitology-Mycology department to complete her PhD in health, attached to the Chrono-Environment laboratory. Her work at the University Hospital continued until 2022 and focused on detection methods for clinical invasive fungal infections. In parallel, her research work focused on antifungal resistance. She joined Smaltis in September 2022 to share her expertise in the handling of fungal microorganisms.

Arnaud
BOLARD

R&D Manager

Arnaud completed a Master 2 in Cellular and Molecular Physiopathology which he complemented with professional experiences as a study and clinical research engineer at the University Hospital of Besançon and as a research assistant in genetic engineering at Oxford University.  He then completed a PhD on the “Identification of novel regulatory pathways involved in non-enzymatic resistance to aminoglycosides in P. aeruginosa” after which he flourished as a teacher and researcher, before joining the SMALTIS team in April 2022 as Research and Development Manager.

Alexandre
TETARD

Project Manager Junior

Alexandre completed a Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Signalling, which he completed by a 2-month internship in Nîmes in 1047 Unit in Bacterial Virulence and Infectious Diseases. In this context, he also carried out a 6-month internship in Besançon within the 6249 Mixed Research Unit and more precisely, in the bacteriology team where he naturally continued his research as a doctoral student in bacteriology, specialising in antibiotic resistance in hospital bacteria. Following these experiences, he joins the SMALTIS team in November 2021 as a Project Manager.

Elise
PONCOT

Project Manager Junior

Elise joined SMALTIS in 2016 as an apprentice and was trained under high-quality conditions for a year. In September 2017 she gets her professional bachelor’s degree from the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté which is focused on Tissue and Cell Culture as well as Molecular Biology. Since then, she has been hired at SMALTIS.

Florine
TAGLIAFFERO

Assistant Manager

After completing a scientific baccalaureate specializing in life and earth science, Florine obtained a BTSA Anabiotec. She then joined SMALTIS team in September 2019 with a professional degree in bio-industries and biotechnologies on an alternating basis

Juliette
SCHMIDT

Assistant Manager

After obtaining her BTS Anabiotech in June 2020 in Mamirolle, Juliette got her first job as a temp in a food analysis laboratory. In January 2021, she joined the SMALTIS team, which recruited her seven months later to strengthen the microbiology and molecular biology platforms.

Laura
JACQUOT

Laboratory Assistant

Laura obtained her Scientific Baccalaureate in Besançon, then completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Faculty of Sciences in Besançon. She then joined the SMALTIS team in June 2022 to support the laboratory teams.

Maurane
KLEINHOLTZ

Administrative Assistant

With the aim of validating her BTS Management of SME, Maurane carries out several training courses at SMALTIS in September 2020 then in February 2021. It is after obtaining her diploma, that she definitively joins the SMALTIS team as an Administrative Assistant in April 2021. 

Zofia
SCIBOR

Business Developer

Zofia graduated University of Franche-Comté as a pharmacist in June 2021. In order to specialise in marketing and commercial management she is continuing her studies in a Master 2 – Innovation Management at Sorbonne Université.
It is in this context that she joins the SMALTIS team as a Business Developer in September 2021.

Clarisse
MENEGHEL

Business Developer

After obtaining her engineering degree from the “Ecole de Biologie Industrielle” of Cergy-Pontoise in 2012, Clarisse worked for several years in the finished cosmetic products industry, particularly in scientific promotion and communication. She joined SMALTIS in August 2019 to take on the role of Business Developer.