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I create advanced cellular models to mimic the development of healthy and diseased placenta and to improve our ways of studying the organ in the lab.
Project Title: Design and generation of in vitro models of diseased placenta to mimic the pathophysiology of preeclampsia
Agathe holds a Master degree in Biotechnology from the engineering school Sup’Biotech in Paris, France, completed by a University degree in valorization of applied research and biomedical innovation from University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France. Passionate about developing advanced in vitro models for research, her Master project consisted in engineering micro-fabricated channels to study immune cell migration. She led this project in the 4Dcell company in collaboration with the Institut Pierre-Gilles de Gennes in Paris, France. She also actively participated in the international competition of synthetic biology iGEM in 2017. She joined the iPLACENTA programme in 2018. Her project focuses on developing relevant cell models mimicking healthy and preeclamptic placenta, and using those models to better understand how oxidative stress can be linked to the development of preeclampsia in early pregnancy.
Institution: University of Dundee, UK
Supervisor: Dr Colin Murdoch, University of Dundee