Valérie Le Fourn, PhD

Valérie Le Fourn, PhD

Director, Cell Culture

Valérie joined Selexis in 2010. Currently, she is head of Cell Culture, where she addresses specific secretion bottlenecks of difficult-to-express recombinant proteins.

Valérie received her PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille II, where she focused on hTPO maturation and the role of ER chaperones in the folding/degradation machineries of this difficult-to-express glycoprotein. After completing her PhD, Valérie held a postdoctoral position at the UniversitätsSpital Zürich (Cell and Molecular Pathology Department) where she described a selective autophagy-mediated mechanism of misfolded and aggregated proteins that are retained in the ER compartment.