They make up the Institute

Above all, the Imagine Institute of genetic diseases is women and men who are fighting to accelerate research into genetic diseases in order to help patients. Research and care teams, clinicians, engineers and technicians, students, administrative personnel and the support staff each play their part in realizing Imagine’s goals.

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Teams built around patients

Imagine’s strength is bringing research teams, reference centers and clinical departments together around patients with genetic diseases to provide them with better care. The synergy created from having doctors’ and researchers’ expertise and skills in one place inspires our teams to never give up, to form promising collaborations, and to innovate without stopping.



Support teams in support of research and care


Laure Boquet

Under the leadership of Laure Boquet, the Imagine Institute’s support teams’ mission is to help research and care teams, and provide support for the Institute’s technological platforms on a daily basis.





Development, international philanthropy, and communication

The department plans and leads fundraising operations to accelerate discoveries and their applications through funding for new equipment and strategic recruitments. It also develops stakeholders’ and the general public’s awareness of the Institute.


Laurent Mellier


Head of development and international philanthropy: Laurent Mellier



Marie de Bazelaire

Head of communication: Marie de Bazelaire





Innovation, technology transfer and clinical research

The department includes:

  • The innovation and technology transfer department, which identifies medical advances, helps to implement patents and licenses, and identifies potential industrial partners for research and innovative programs.
  • The clinical research department, which facilitates and structures the implementation of clinical research projects in close collaboration with clinical research centers and the clinical research unit.


Romain Marlange

Head: Romain Marlange





Salma Kotti

Director of Clinical Research: Salma Kotti





Human Resources

The department recruits and manages employees of the Imagine Foundation, coordinates the management of human resources with those of our institutional partners.


Emilie Resweber-Gouin

Manager: Emilie Resweber-Gouin





Legal department

The department advises and supports the Institute in legal matters, studies and analyzes legislation, regulations, legal precedents and the law.


Manager: Nathalie Wuylens





The finance department manages the Institute’s budgets, monitors and manages common expenses of the building, and, if necessary, those of the labs and core facilities.



Manager: Séverine Delalande





The IT department helps teams to use and secure their computer data and ensures that the servers, network and the audiovisual system in the auditorium work correctly.


Jérôme Flatot


Manager: Jérôme Flatot




Hygiene, Safety and Environment

The department ensures compliance with the current hygiene and safety regulations, develops a culture of standards, fosters dynamic sustainable development and attends to quality procedures.


Manager: Anne-Marie Laurencine



Internal departments

The department ensures the proper functioning of the warehouse and laundry, and organizes the supply of nitrogen. It coordinates the proper management of the equipment and shared spaces.


Cécile Bureau


Manager: Cécile Bureau




Operations department

The department maintains the infrastructure and the building and coordinates operations of technical service providers.


Stéphane Paillet


Manaher: Stéphane Paillet





Conference center

The conference center is at the heart of the Institute’s scientific life as it hosts most of the conferences, seminars and trainings.

It can also be privatized by sponsors and client partners for scientific or charitable events.



For further information on the conference center



Imagine Foundation's WOMEN-MEN equality index

Pursuant to the Professional Future Act of September 5, 2018, Imagine publishes the results of its gender equality index within the Imagine Foundation.

The gender equality index within the Imagine foundation is 82 points out of 100. "This is a very satisfactory result, notes Laure Boquet general delegate of the Imagine Institute. But we must continue in this direction and thus reaffirm our desire to guarantee professional equality between women and men and to promote diversity and professional mix.

To find out more

This index evaluates the professional equality between women and men within companies in the form of an overall score out of 100 points, which each company calculates from the following 4 indicators :

  • Pay gap between women and men
  • Gap in the proportion of women and men receiving raises
  • Percentage of female employees receiving a raise after returning from maternity leave
  • Number of employees of the underrepresented gender in the top 10 highest paid

Below the 75-point threshold, the company must define and implement corrective measures within three years.