ORGANISEREURAXESS North America
EURAXESS North America is pleased to present the first interview of 2022 in the Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat webinar series, featuring France.
Grab a cup of coffee and join us virtually for a casual chat with Dr. Mireille Guyader to discuss France, the country's research, development, and innovation landscape, researcher mobility, the French consular network's science diplomacy around the world, and more.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 at 12:00 noon ET (9:00 AM PT / 6:00 PM CEST). Convert to your local time zone here. This online event is free and will be conducted in English.
View a list of past Virtual Coffee Chat with a Science Diplomat interviews here.
Learn more about the participants by visiting the homepages of the Embassy of France's Office of Science and Technology and EURAXESS North America.
About the interviewee:
Dr. Mireille Guyader, Counselor for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the United States
Mireille Guyader is the Counselor for Science and Technology for the Embassy of France in the United States since September 1st, 2021, and director of research at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (Inserm) since 2015. She oversees the OST office apparatus with the goals of monitoring advances in science and technology in the US, promoting bilateral partnerships in science and technology, and fostering exchanges of students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
Prior to this position, she was Director of the Department for Research Mobilization and Innovation for Development at the French National Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD). Activities undertaken included research, consultancy, and capacity building activities in Africa, the Mediterranean basin, Latin America, and French overseas territories. Between 2011 and 2017, she was the Head of the Inserm Office in the United States. Her role was to be a liaison officer between Inserm’s Headquarters and laboratories in France and US biomedical research institutions. From 2006 to 2011, she was Science Attaché for the Life Sciences and Biomedical Research at the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles. The duties for this posting consisted of monitoring advances in science and technology in the US, promoting bilateral partnerships in science and technology, and fostering exchanges of students, researchers, and entrepreneurs.
Previously, she was a researcher at Inserm for 18 years, with research focusing on the understanding of molecular biology of the HIV and related viruses, including species involved in mother-to-child transmission. During her scientific career that she started as a postdoctoral fellow at the Columbia University in New York City, she worked at the Pasteur Institute in France, as a visiting scientist at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, where she worked to get a better understanding of mechanisms of HIV neutralization and at the Centre Medical Universitaire in Geneva (Switzerland) where she studied the mechanism of HIV entry into target cells. She received her Master’s degree in Microbiology from the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) in 1987 and her PhD in Microbiology/Biochemistry from the Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII) in 1990.