Aurore is a Research Fellow in Molecular Microbiology and Communication officer, as part of the One Health EJP consortium. She joined the University of Surrey in 2018, in Professor La Ragione’s research group and has been working since then on the development of rapid molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases.
Aurore successively worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Microbiology on a BBSRC funded project, to develop a rapid diagnostics platform for the detection of bacterial and viral pathogens in broiler chickens in the Philippines, in collaboration with Brunel University London, Lancaster University and 3 Universities of The Philippines; and on an Innovate UK project for the development of a New Smart Diagnostic for Infection with Prof Roberto La Ragione and Prof Johnjoe McFadden, in collaboration with Molecular Warehouse and Shanghai University.
Before joining the University of Surrey, Aurore was, for 2 years, a Research Associate working on the development of a bio-medical device to treat sepsis, with Pr Clare Selden in the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London (UCL). She proved the efficiency of treatment with the developed prototype on human plasma infected with Gram-negative bacteria.
Aurore was awarded a PhD in Microbiology and Parasitology in 2015, after completing an MSc in Biology of Plants and Micro-organisms in 2012 both at the University of Montpellier, France. She conducted her PhD studies in the Host-Pathogen-Environment Interactions laboratory in Montpellier, under the supervision of Dr Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon and Dr Guillaume Charriere. The project involved the study of the interactions between Vibrio pathogenic for oysters and two different phagocytes: oyster immune cells (haemocytes) and amoebae isolated from the field.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Research fellow in Molecular Microbiology
- Communication Officer