13th edition


December 3rd & 4th, 2024


December 11th& 12th 2024


Pfizer, Max Planck, Sofinnova, Syngulon, EBE… Have you met BioFIT Steering Committee?

Dear BioFITers,

 You certainly know that an event exists thank to the support of its trusty Steering Committee. At BioFIT, we have the pleasure to benefit from the expertise of a committee as diverse in backgrounds as in personalities, we are very proud to count them by our side and we ‘d like to share this with you.

Meet the driven 27:

Pharma, Biotech:

On one hand, we have 11 experts from pharma and biotech, currently based in 6 different countries and having global experience of collaborations in Life Sciences.

  • Zeina ANTOUN, Clinical Research Director, GSK – GlaxoSmithKline (FR)
  • Maria BOBADILLA, Senior Director, Extending Innovation Network, Roche (CH)
  • Adrian CARTER, Corporate Vice President and Global Head of Discovery Research Coordination, Boehringer Ingelheim (DE)
  • Sami CHTOUROU, Director of technology platforms and innovation, LFB (FR)
  • Florence DAL DEGAN, R&D Innovation Sourcing Director, Novo Nordisk (DK)
  • Isabelle DIEUZY-LABAYE, Former Director, Strategic Alliances, Zoetis (FR)
  • Guy HELIN, CEO, Syngulon (BE)
  • Sarah HOLLAND, Head of Europe, External Science & Partnering, Sanofi (FR)
  • Stephan LENSKY, Chief Operating and Chief Business Officer, EpimAb Biotherapeutics (CN)
  • Sabrina LESAGE, Strategic Alliances Manager, Pfizer (FR)
  • Frédéric SCAEROU, Director, Scientific Affairs Oncology, Ipsen Innovation (FR)


Academia, TTOs:

On the other hand, 6 top-notch profiles to represent academia and Tech Transfer Offices from Europe and overseas, ready to share their wisdom and make BioFIT an indispensable tool.

  • Hervé ANSANAY, Operations Director, SATT AxLR (FR)
  • Ivan BAINES, Chief Operating Officer, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (DE)
  • Garold BREIT, Director, City of Charleston, Technology Business Development Initiative (USA)
  • Nicolas CARBONI, President, SATT Conectus Alsace (FR)
  • Jean-Luc CHAGNAUD, Healthcare Business Development Manager & Intellectual Property Manager, Aquitaine Science Transfert (FR)
  • Matthieu FISICHELLA, Life Science Expert, SATT Nord (FR)
  • Esther LANGE, Industry Liaison Manager, Ascenion (DE)


Associations, Clusters, Investors & Law firms:

To complete this impressive group, 9 experienced professionals from associations, venture capital firms, law firms and clusters, ready to help you promote and protect your assets.


  • Claude-Alain CUDENNEC, General Director, AFSSI – Association Française des Sociétés de Services et d’Innovation (FR)
  • Marco FIORINI, General Secretary, Aviesan – French National Alliance for Life Sciences and Health (FR)
  • Barbara FREISCHEM, Managing Director, EBE – European Biopharmaceutical Enterprises (BE)
  • Didier FROMMWEILER, General Manager, Alsace BioValley (FR)
  • Sara NUNEZ-GARCIA, Senior Associate, Sofinnova Partners (FR)
  • Christian POLICARD, Administrator and President of the Business Development Committee, France Biotech (FR)
  • Emilie ROYERE, Director, Eurobiomed (FR)
  • Cécile THEARD-JALLU, Partner Attorney, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés (FR)
  • Etienne VERVAECKE, General Manager, Eurasante & NHL cluster (FR)


Recommending speakers, designing the conference programme in a constant will to improve BioFIT, the Steering Committee member’s role is a corner stone to the event’s organization.



Vincent Tavernier

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