Philippe Arhets holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University Paris-Sud, Orsay, and a postgraduate degree in International and European affairs from the IAE Paris – Sorbonne University. He began his career in European affairs in 1997 as a project officer in the Service Europe of the International Affairs Department of the Assistance Publique – Hopitaux de Paris (APHP). His role was to enhance the participation of AP-HP in European programs of interest for the institution, particularly the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP) of the European Union
Dr Jérôme Bove obtained his PhD in plant molecular biology in 2003. He is a specialist of seed biology. He worked as a researcher at Pennsylvania State University (2003-2006) and University of Montreal (2006-2008) before joining University of Angers (France) as associate professor for four years. In 2012, he was appointed scientific director of the High Council for Strategic Research, a research funding agency affiliated to the Prime Minister’s office. He joined the Science department in September 2016
Sandrine Maximilien obtained a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Town Planning, followed by a PhD in Civil Engineering and Design at INSA Lyon (National Institute of Applied Sciences Lyon). She got a position of associate Professor and she led her research work in the field of materials for construction. After completing her « Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches » (HDR), she spent almost 5
Meenakshi Singh obtained her dual masters degree under Indo-French Consortium of Universities (IFCU) in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology from Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France and University of Delhi, India in 2009. She completed her PhD in 2014 from Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France and McGill University, Montreal, Canada supported by the french ministry of superior education and research within the cooperative French-Canadian research funding (FCRF). During her PhD, she developed nanostructured bio-architectures for electrochemical and optical biosensors and also designed a bio-cathode for biofuel cell. Later she joined as a Research Associate at Institute of Pesticide Formulation Technology (IPFT), Gurgaon in 2015 and worked on the development of synthetic and bio-botanical based pesticide formulations. She joined the Science Department in January 2017.
Laurent Glattli completed his Masters in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse (France) in 2015. He has worked as a research assistant on foreign investment flows to India for Gateway House, a think tank based in Mumbai, and as a project assistant for the European Council on Foreign Relations in Paris. He joined the Science Department in August 2016.
Mr. Chandan Atreya obtained his Masters in Organic Chemistry in 2007 and has worked with many organizations since then within the corporate, academic and start-up sectors in South India. From starting his career in GE Healthcare as a scientist to working at the National Center for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Chandan has worked across diverse scientific fields. He is an experienced synthetic medicinal chemist, HTS assay developer, protein biochemist; and has also worked on initiatives in Product Development, External Collaborations and Digital Marketing. Prior to joining the SST, he was working as a Product Specialist for the Synthetic Biology and Stem Cell businesses of ThermoFisher Scientific for the western region of India. He joined the Science department in August 2016
Shefali obtained her Bachelors Degree in Arts from M.C.M D.A.V College, Chandigarh. During her Bachelor’s study, she completed her Diploma in French Language from Alliance Française de Chandigarh. She completed her Masters in Arts (Economics) and later, Masters in Business Administration (International Business) from Panjab Univesity. She worked as Business Development Executive at Accord Infra for 2 years. Since March 2014, she is working at the Science Department of French Embassy in Delhi.
Kashmira Pavri completed her Master’s in Communication and Journalism from the University of Mumbai. During the span of her Master’s study, she worked as Sub Editor for a regional English newspaper. Later, she joined Trivone Digital Media Ltd, a digital agency for Star India, as a Social Media Community Manager for Star Movies India and Star Movies Action. Currently, she is the Assistant to the Attaché of Science and Technology in Mumbai.
Dr. Srini Kaveri received his Veterinary Medicine degree in Bangalore, India, and completed his Ph.D. at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He then carried out his Post-doctoral research training with Professor Heinz Kohler at IDEC pharmaceuticals and University of California, San Diego, USA. He has been leading an INSERM research team at theCentre de Recherche des Cordeliers in Paris for ten years ; his laboratory has been involved with the basic and applied aspects of research on immunopathology and immunotherapy.
Deepali Dham holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Sciences from Goa University. She worked as a Research fellow at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and later at Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer (IUEM), Brest, France. Thereafter she worked for Campus France Delhi for three years. Since 2011, Deepali is working for CNRS office in Delhi as an executive Assistant.