Congratulations to Claire Monge, member of the SFNano board, for obtaining this year the CNRS bronze medal, in the Biotechnology category!

Presentation of Claire’s work

Biotechnology researcher specializing in the engineering of mucosal vaccination devices in the Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering Laboratory.

What if it were possible to take a vaccine that melts under the tongue rather than being injected by a syringe? This is one of the challenges of Claire Monge’s work. Her research in therapeutic engineering focuses on the development of bio-inspired and eco-friendly vaccines administered through the mucosa. Her original and promising approach to immunization is based on a patch that delivers an active ingredient when dissolved in the oral cavity. By targeting the mucous membranes, his research has an impact on a wide variety of infections ranging from respiratory to genital tract. To facilitate the transfer of her discoveries, Claire Monge takes an integrated approach from formulation to preclinical testing.

Claire Monge obtained a PhD in Physiology – Pharmacology from the University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA) in 2009, after which she joined the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS, Nijmegen, NL). Back in France, she spent 4 years as a post-doctoral fellow in Catherine Picart’s team at the Materials and Physical Engineering Laboratory (LMGP, Grenoble). Since 2017, she is a CNRS research fellow at the Laboratory of Tissue Biology and Therapeutic Engineering (LBTI, UMR5305, Lyon) where she co-leads a team with Bernard Verrier. She is also a member of the board of the French Society of Nanomedicine (SFNano).