The Protein Interactions Expert

Management Team


Jean-Christophe RAIN, CEO and CSO

CEO, Director of R&D and Technology Development

Jean-Christophe Rain received his PhD in Molecular Genetics from Paris XI University. During his PhD at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, Jean-Christophe contributed to the development of a novel yeast two-hybrid method for the exhaustive screening of highly complex libraries. In 1998, Jean-Christophe co-founded Hybrigenics and set up the company’s high-throughput protein interaction platform. This led to the publication in 2001 of one the first organism-wide protein interaction maps. From 2000 to 2006, he managed internal and collaborative target identification and drug discovery programs in microbiology, virology and oncology. As director of technology development, Jean-Christophe also implemented the other protein interaction services offered by the company. Since 2010, Jean-Christophe is Deputy General Manager of Hybrigenics services, in charge of industrial operations and technology development. He was appointed CEO of Hybrigenics services in December 2019.

Vincent COLLURA, Director, Bioinformatics & IT

Vincent Collura obtained his PhD in structural bioinformatics at Paris XI University in 1992. He held positions as bioinformatics project leader and group leader at Proteus (Macclesfield, UK) and Synthelabo (now Sanofi). In his past twelve years at Hybrigenics, Vincent has been successively project leader and head of bioinformatics. Since February 2012, he heads the bioinformatics and IT department. His team manages the bio- and chemo-informatics platforms backing Hybrigenics’ production process and result analysis.

Marie-Edith GOURDEL, Director, Chemistry and Business Development

Marie-Edith Gourdel received her PhD in organic chemistry in 1996 from Le Mans University where she focused her research on the synthesis of anti-viral agents and asymmetric synthesis. She carried out postdoctoral studies in the fields of anti-diabetic (Orléans University, France) and natural products synthesis (Nottingham University, UK). Marie-Edith started her industrial career at Cephalon in 2000 as a medicinal chemist in central nervous system and oncology projects. In 2005, she joined Novexel, a biopharmaceutical company specialized in antibacterial R&D, where she led a medicinal chemistry group and managed a preclinical development program. Since 2011, Marie-Edith is head of chemistry at Hybrigenics Services. She manages the chemical biology projects of our customers: identification of small molecule - protein interactions and modulation of protein interaction by small molecules. Since 2019, Marie-Edith is also Hybrigenics Services' Director of Business Development for Europe & Asia.


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