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.

Imagine Institute

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 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: Laurent Mellier




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




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.




More details on the conference center

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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.


Marie Percevault


Manager: Marie Percevault





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.


Anne-Marie Laurencine


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