Aurore completed an MSc in Biology of Plants and Micro-organisms at the University of Montpellier, France in 2012. From there she was awarded a PhD studentship from the French Minister of Education 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.
In March 2016 she began a Postdoctoral appointment with Pr Clare Selden in the Institute for Liver and Digestive Health at University College London (UCL). For 2 years, Aurore worked on the development of a bio-medical device to treat sepsis. She proved the efficiency of treatment with the developed prototype on human plasma infected with Gram-negative bacteria.
In September 2018, Aurore became Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Surrey on a BBSRC funded project with Prof Roberto La Ragione, to develop a rapid field based molecular detection solution for identification of bacterial and viral pathogens in broiler chickens in the Philippines. This project is conducted in collaboration with Prof Wamadeva Balachandran and his group from Brunel University London, Dr Muhammad Munir from Lancaster University and Dr Warnakulasuriya Fernando from the University of Surrey.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Research fellow in Molecular Microbiology