About Mélanie Mitchell

Mélanie Mitchell studied biotechnology engineering at the National Engineering School of Luminy (ESIL) in Marseilles, France. After fruitful working experiences in varied fields, from Microbial Fuel Cells to Biogas production management, she has joined the research group led by Dr François Leulier, at the Functional Genomics Institute of Lyon (IGFL). The team aims at deciphering the molecular dialogue governing the mutualistic interaction between intestinal bacteria and their host. She is currently working at the meeting point between fundamental research and applied technologies, and strongly believes that building bridges between public research and the industry will create many exciting and challenging perspectives in the near future.