Jean-Christophe Rain, PhD
CEO and CSO
In 1998, Jean-Christophe co-founded Hybrigenics and set up the company’s high-throughput protein interaction platform inherited from his PhD work at the Pasteur Institute. From 2000 to 2006, he managed internal and collaborative target ID and drug discovery programs in microbiology, virology and oncology. Jean-Christophe was Director of Technology Development and co-lead Deputy General Manager since 2010 and was promoted to CEO/CSO December of 2019 where he has enthusiastically embraced his new responsibilities.
Brent Passer, PhD
Director, Business Development and Sales
Brent Passer received his PhD in Immunology at University of Alabama-Birmingham and performed his post-doctoral training at NAID/NIH in Bethesda, MD. Before joining Hybrigenics Corp. in 2013, Brent worked for MEL, a start-up biotech company in Paris, France and Massachusetts General Hospital. Brent contributes to the progress of the scientific and business goals at Hybrigenics.
Petra Tafelmeyer, PhD
Director, Scientific Project Management
Petra Tafelmeyer studied Biochemistry at Bochum University and obtained her PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). After working on Mycobacterium ulcerans at Institute Pasteur, Paris, she joined Hybrigenics in 2007 as scientific project manager. Petra brings her in-depth technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to her leadership role as Director of Scientific Projects. Petra is based in New York City where she supports our North American clients.
Marie-Edith Gourdel, PhD
Director, Chemistry and Business Development
Marie-Edith holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry. After two postdoctoral fellowships (Orléans, Nottingham Univ.), She started her career in industry at Cephalon, Inc. in 2000 as a medicinal chemist. In 2005, she joined Novexel managing antibacterial drug discovery programs. Since 2011, Marie-Edith has been Director of Chemistry where she led the development of Hybrigenics’ in-yeast drug discovery platforms and oversees chemical biology projects for our clients worldwide. She also supports BD operations in Europe.
Susanne Reichinnek, PhD
Business Development Manager and Digital Marketing Strategist
Susanne completed her PhD in Neuroscience in Heidelberg, Germany, joined the private sector after her post-doctoral studies at INMED in Marseille and thereafter, worked as Marketing and Outreach Manager at PromoCell GmbH. Susanne combines her marketing acumen and strong communication and interpersonal skills to successfully lead Hybrigenics’ digital marketing strategy while supporting BD activities for her German-speaking clients.
Michael Mulot, PhD
Associate, Business Development and Sales
Michael studied Cellular Biology at Strasbourg University, France and obtained his PhD in Molecular Virology. As a post-doc, Michael investigated phytovirus transmission at the INRAE Institute in Colmar, France and at North Carolina State University. Michael joined Hybrigenics’ BD team in 2021, where he supports client-related projects in the fields of Developmental Biology, Plant Biology, and Host-Pathogen Interactions.
Vincent Collura, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics & IT
Vincent Collura obtained his PhD in structural bioinformatics at Paris XI University in 1992 and worked as bioinformatics project leader and group leader at Proteus (Macclesfield, UK) and Synthelabo (now Sanofi). He joined Hybrigenics Service in 2010 and has developed from a managing project leader to the head the bioinformatics and IT department. We always value his constructive inputs as he manages the bio- and chemo-informatics platforms backing Hybrigenics’ production process and result analysis.
Assistant, Scientific Project and Purchasing
Laura Watremez joined the Hybrigenics team in 2000 as an original team member where she contributed to the development Hybrigenics’ Y2H platforms. Laura is a resourceful and dedicated co-worker who manages multiple responsibilities by supporting daily laboratory activities and managing procurement operations. Laura has been invaluable in taking proactive steps to make the workspace greener and eco-friendly.
Business Developmnet and Sales Manager
Imenne Boubakour obtained her PhD in Immunology at the Pasteur Institute, Paris. After postdocs at University of California San Francisco and Gustave-Roussy in France, where her research focused on DNA repair and cancer, she joined the French biotech company Onxeo as a Business Development Analyst and in 2016 Hybrigenics Services as a business development manager. With her strong scientific skills and excellent knowledge of academia and industry in Europe, Imenne supports translational research, funding opportunities and collaborative R&D programs.