Get to know Estelle Bonedeau – ESR 4!

Hi, I’m Estelle!

If you want to know a bit more about me, you’re in the right place.

What’s my academic background?

I have studied at the University of Bordeaux (France) and the University of Auckland (New Zealand) and obtained my bachelor and master’s degree at the bioengineering school ENSTBB (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie des Biomolécules de Bordeaux), (France). During my studies, I specialized in biotechnology, biomedicine and, more particularly, the characterization of biomolecules. I have completed my master’s thesis at the Max Planck Institute for medical research on the biochemical characterization and engineering of the human sepiapterin reductase (hSPR) in the context of NAD(P) semi-synthetic biosensors.

Why did I choose the CONSENSE training program?

I was impressed by the biosensing interdisciplinary projects and the international dimension of CONSENSE. I believe the entrepreneurial vision supported by the strong network of both public and private organisations will contribute greatly to the development of new biosensor technologies for therapeutic purposes. Also, CONSENSE combines my appeal for healthcare entrepreneurship as well as my desire to pursue an academic PhD in the biomolecular engineering field.

What about the other side of science?

My life outside of the lab is filled with travels, joyful adventures in the mountains and walks in nature. On the sports side, I love longboarding, Taekwondo, and am always down for a volleyball game. Finally, I enjoy all sorts of DIY projects from painting to woodworking and pottery.