Laila Benameur

Director - Entrepreneurship
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Laila Benameur

Director - Entrepreneurship
lbenameur@montreal-invivo.com

Laila is dedicated in advancing the economy by facilitating the transition of scientists to entrepreneurship and participates in the creation and growth of start-ups in LSHT. Joining our team in 2022 as Director – Entrepreneurship, she notably is responsible for the BIOSUCCES Mentoring Network and the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program.

Holder of a Ph.D. in nanoscience and nanotoxicology, Laila has worked as a teaching assistant and postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, has been responsible for setting up the very first Quebec scientific entrepreneurship program and was the co-founder of a cleantech start-up before joining Montreal InVivo.

Passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation and creating a more equaland inclusive world, Laila engages in her spare time with several organizations as a mentor to support the next generation in STEM and chairs the MAPS committee of Women In Bio Montréal.

Farah Bendahmane

Director – Enterprise Development
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Farah Bendahmane

Director – Enterprise Development
fbendahmane@montreal-invivo.com

Farah is responsible for the Entrepreneurship InVivo Project and EFFERVESCENCE Startup Pitch Competition committees. She also coordinates Montréal InVivo’s service offering for entrepreneurs in the life sciences and health technologies sector, including the BIOSUCCÈS mentoring network, and develops initiatives related to digital health and artificial intelligence.

Frank Béraud

Chief Executive Officer
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Frank Béraud

Chief Executive Officer
fberaud@montreal-invivo.com

Holding more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences sector, Mr. Béraud has particularly acquired a solid expertise in business development. With a background in sales and marketing within multinationals in the field of clinical diagnostics, his career path has led him to assume responsibility for business development for an SME in the domain of biotechnology, in addition to working as a consultant within the industry as well as a technology transfer organization. Mr. Béraud has also worked on managing the policies and strategic development of an industrial association in the life sciences sector before joining Montréal InVivo’s team. Highly socially engaged in education, the health and homelessness, he currently chairs the board of directors of the charitable organization Cancer Computer, which aims to provide leading researchers with the computing power of refurbished supercomputers.

Aubrée Brodin

Project Manager
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Aubrée Brodin

Project Manager
abrodin@montreal-invivo.com

Within Montréal InVivo, Aubrée Brodin is currently in charge of the podcast project.

Holder of an engineering degree in France and a master’s degree in health technologies, Aubrée is passionate about the field of life sciences. Through the completion of various projects during her studies as well as her year as a clinical trial coordinator, Aubrée has developed a sharp sense of organization and puts it into practice by managing projects at Montréal Invivo.

On her time off, Aubrée has a passion for running and you will probably see her during the half-marathons organized around Montreal.

Joëlle Chrisphonte

Digital Communication Project Manager
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Joëlle Chrisphonte

Digital Communication Project Manager
jchrisphonte@montreal-invivo.com

Joëlle is in charge of managing and developing Montreal InVivo’s digital community.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Université du Québec à Montréal, Joëlle has worked in several web and marketing teams in the cultural and event fields. Her experience has allowed her to acquire an accumulated knowledge of how the various online platforms work and also reflects her strong interest in new digital technologies.

In her spare time, Joëlle particularly enjoys making new gastronomic and cultural discoveries by exploring the best places to visit in Montreal.

Inès Desanlis

Project Manager
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Inès Desanlis

Project Manager
idesanlis@montreal-invivo.com

After completing her university studies in biology in France, Inès completed a PhD in developmental biology in England and then moved to Montreal to complete a post-doctorate at IRCM. After eight years of thesis, she now wishes to participate in the development of the SVTS ecosystem in Quebec by joining the team of Montreal InVivo, a key player in the development of the sector.

At Montreal InVivo, Inès will work closely with Claudie to develop the Biomanufacturing dossier and will also assist the organization’s project managers.

In her free time, Inès enjoys traveling, discovering Quebec’s hiking trails, microbreweries and good restaurants.

Robin Durand

Director - Integration of innovation
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Robin Durand

Director - Integration of innovation
rdurand@montreal-invivo.com

Robin joined us at the end of 2021. Previously responsible for the development and implementation of the Montreal Industrial Expertise Centre, he is now Director – Life Sciences Innovation Integration within our team. Robin has a scientific background in biotechnology and several years of experience in the field of innovation. He is also a former snowboarder ! A passion that he now likes to transmit and teach to help young people discover the joys of the outdoors in winter.

Alizée Gouronnec

Director - Business Development
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Alizée Gouronnec

Director - Business Development
agouronnec@montreal-invivo.com

Starting as a student representative at Montreal InVivo in April 2018, Alizée was then recruited as a consultant, and later as a project manager for topics in artificial intelligence, digital health, succession, and bio-manufacturing. She now holds the position of Director – Business Development, with a focus on SMEs. She has distinguished herself by her thoroughness, her curiosity and her efficiency at work. She holds an engineering degree in biology (France) and a master’s degree in immunology and molecular biology. She completed her training with a graduate degree in organizational development (DESS) at HEC Montréal.

 

Laurence Guilbault

Event project manager
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Laurence Guilbault

Event project manager
lguilbault@montreal-invivo.com

Having joined the team in October 2021 as an event project manager, Laurence is mainly responsible for the coordination and development of the event EFFERVESCENCE – The Future of Life Sciences.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Concordia University, Laurence has worked in the cultural field, organizing artistic and musical events such as POP Montreal, OFFTA, and MUTEK. Through her experiences, she has developed a strong sense of organization and priorities as well as a great capacity for flexibility. In her spare time, Laurence enjoys reading and making musical discoveries.

Diane Hubert

Executive Assistant and Corporate Affairs Coordinator
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Diane Hubert

Executive Assistant and Corporate Affairs Coordinator
dhubert@montreal-invivo.com

Ève Labissière

Project manager - Communications
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Ève Labissière

Project manager - Communications
elabissiere@montreal-invivo.com

Joining the team at the begining of 2021, Ève quickly integrated into the team despite the barriers of the virtual world. Her attention to detail and perfectionism allow him to manage multiple daily communications projects. A former college basketball player, Ève is now involved in the sports community, coaching and supporting the athletes of tomorrow.

Claudie Noël

Director – Skills and Talent Development
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Claudie Noël

Director – Skills and Talent Development
claudie.noel@montreal-invivo.com

Claudie is responsible for project committees dealing with workforce, training and succession issues. She oversees and participates in projects such as the Continuum data science qualification pathway and the mobilisation of expertise in biofabrication. A member of the team since July 2019, her passion for Rugby is transposed into her work. She is a true team player, always ready to lend a hand and collaborate. This year, Claudie is also involved in the Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Development Program and the Vistascience job development platform, for which Montréal InVivo is the initiator.