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Meet our team

Our Services e-Zyvec is a biotech start-up specialized in genetic engineering. We provide biologists and genetic researchers with sophisticated tailor-made DNA vectors. Our vision e-Zyvec

President and co-founder

Sylvain Julien

Operatively, Sylvain oversees the administrative, financial, marketing and commercial tasks, liaising with e-Zyvec’s business partners. Sylvain has a PhD in Life Sciences (2004) and has been a cancer researcher for 15 years (University of Lille, King’s College London, CNRS and INSERM) with >30 scientific publications. Since 2013, the project to create e-Zyvec has been the answer to a long-standing interest in valorization of scientific knowledge and transfer of technology.

Managing Director and co-founder

Carine Morel

Carine runs e-Zyvec’s laboratory and manages both production and R&D operations. During her 20-year career as research scientist (9 laboratories in France and UK), Carine has twice been in charge of setting up research facilities. She joined e-Zyvec’s project in 2015 to manage the technology maturation and patenting processes. Now, Carine is enjoying the challenges of perfecting e-Zyvec’s production tools and creating new ones, so our high-throughput DNA assembly platform can efficiently and flawlessly produce vectors for all our customers.

Scientific Advisor and co-founder

Geoffroy De Bettignies

Geoffroy holds a tenured position of Assistant Professor at the University of Lille and has been working on functional genetics in yeast for the last 15 years. As the main inventor of the technology we exploit, Geoffroy is in a position to contribute to e-Zyvec’s R&D program while remaining an academic. Finding new ways to overcome practical hurdles in molecular cloning is what drives Geoffroy to imagine and test new tools and find swifter ways to accurately manipulate DNA molecules.

Production Manager

Yohann Faivre

Yohann holds a doctorate degree in microbiology and has been working since 2014 as molecular microbiologist, both in France and Canada. Now at e-Zyvec, Yohann is skillfully and swiftly turning customers’ demands into vectors-building roadmaps to be executed by our top-notch lab team.

Production technician

JULIE HAUCHARD

Julie recently brought us her expertise of more than 10 years to strengthen the production team, in response to the growing demand. Brace yourself for an even faster production turnover!

Production technician

ELEONORE MAREZ

Eléonore Marez, holds a professional license in biotechnology and therapeutic innovation from the Faculté de Pharmacie – UFR3S – Université de Lille. She is now dedicating her acute organization skills full time to the production process.

Bio-informatician

Nicolas Daccord

Nicolas holds a doctorate degree in bioinformatics specialized in genomics. He is in charge of NGS data analysis and software development for the company – in other words he is tuning up our digital environment to enhance your experience as customers.

R&D engineer

Vianey Deleplace

Vianey has initially joined us as intern  focusing on multicistronic vectors. Now holder of a Biotechnology MSc, he is in charge of most of the R&D projects including recombinant mAbs bicistronic vectors and NGS vector sequencing. Natural hardworker, Vianey is daily contributing to our expertise building up.

R&D engineer

Eric

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Eric has defended a thesis on the factors involved in the step of integrating the retrovirus genome into the host’s DNA, and has worked as a post-doctoral fellow on the implementation of therapeutic tools aimed at inhibiting the step integration of retroviruses. In January 2021, he was not afraid to cross the country and leave Bordeaux to join us as R&D engineer.

R&D engineer

LEAH LECORNEZ

Léah Lecornez as a new member of our R&D team.
Léah has mastered a 6 months internship with us and initiated the PromeZ project, that is already successfully bringing new insights in the Promoter field. She is now working on several aspects of gene transcription. 

Office manager

Beatrice catieau

Having worked as lab technician for 15 years and as research engineer for 15 more, suffice to say that Beatrice has a complete and clear vision of what e-Zyvec is about. We were thrilled that Beatrice joined us as trainee while preparing a Management & Business administration MSc. We are even more happy that she joined us permanently as Office Manager, once she completed her new degree. 

marketing assistant

enzo bazzaro

Enzo actually started with us as a trainee for a master degree of Management & Marketing at IAE, and is in charge of marketing for our company. His double competence in biology is real advantage to understand the needs of e-Zyvec and customers.