Phenotypeca welcome molecular biology specialist, Dr Cindy Vallières, to their research team

October 2020

Phenotypeca is delighted to welcome Dr Cindy Vallières as the company’s Senior Research Scientist, supporting the development of their Saccharomyces cerevisiae platform for improved production of vaccines, therapeutic proteins and diagnostics.

Cindy is a molecular biologist with over ten years experience in yeast genetics, antimalarial research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and research into phenotypic diversity with Professor Simon Avery’s group at the University of Nottingham.  Cindy also spent a year at the Pasteur Institute studying allelic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum PfEMP1 adhesin, providing vital information for vaccine design.

Cindy has a PhD in Biology from Paris-Sud University, an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a BSc in Biology from Pierre and Marie Curie University.

Commenting on Cindy’s appointment, Dr Chris Finnis, Phenotypeca’s founder and Research Director, says “We are delighted to welcome Cindy to our expanding team at Phenotypeca. Cindy will bring a wealth of valuable expertise in S. cerevisiae genetics and phenotypic diversity from Professor Simon Avery’s prestigious research group at the University of Nottingham.”