Valentine Du Bois, MSc

Laboratory manager

Valentine obtained a bachelor in Biology at the University of Geneva. She then undertook a Master’s degree in Medical Biology at the University of Lausanne, specializing in Pharmacology & Toxicology. During the master project, Valentine worked at the Center for Psychiatric Neurosciences (CPN-CHUV), contributing to research studying the association of obesity and depression with the circadian rhythm in murine models. In 2022, Valentine joined the Labidi-Galy group acting as laboratory manager.

Nawel Zouggari, PhD

Post-doctoral scientist

Nawel is a biochemist, having undertaken her PhD with Dr. A. De Agostini (Department of Pathology and Immunology) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva. She investigated the role of aHSPG post biosynthetic modification and its implication on endometrial cancer invasion and angiogenesis (2015-2020). She is currently doing her postdoc working on targeting BRCA mutated ovarian cancer resistant to PARP inhibitors. Nawel has been important for the development of organoid cell lines.

Aliaksandra Kakoichankava, PhD Student

PhD Student

Aliaksandra finished medical school in Bielorussia, obtaining the grade of Medical Doctor (MD). She then obtained a scholarship from Luxembourg to pursue a Master degree in Data Science. She is now undertaking a PhD in Labidi-Galy lab, focusing on data analysis from samples collected within a cohort of ovarian cancer patients.

Marie-Estelle Gaignard, MD

MD and Research associate

Marie-Estelle Gaignard is a scientific resident in medical oncology who is passionate about Mind&Body approaches to helping people affected by cancer. She is currently studying the effects of mindfulness meditation on inflammatory processes, cellular aging and cancer-related biomarkers.