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Meet the scientific team

Key scientists:

Dr Sylviane Muller PhD
Research Director at CNRS & Co-founder of ImmuPharma France.

Dr Muller is Distinguished class Research Director at the CNRS and head of the ‘Immunologie et chimie thérapeutiques’ unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the largest scientific research institution in France. Her field of expertise covers autoimmunity, immuno-peptides and synthetic vaccines. She has made 23 patented discoveries and is widely published. She was also a founder of Neosystem, now Polypeptide-France, a leading peptide development and manufacturing company. She is the key inventor of ImmuPharma’s Lupus lead drug candidate (Lupuzor) and has been working in this field for more than ten years.

Dr Jean-Paul Briand PhD
Research Director at CNRS & Co-founder of ImmuPharma France.

Dr Briand is CNRS Research Director at the ‘Immunologie et chimie thérapeutiques’ unit of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the largest scientific research institution in France. He is co-inventor of Lupuzor and Nucant molecules (ImmuPharma’s anticancer programme). He has extensive industry experience in peptide chemistry and synthesis in Peninsula, USA and was also a founder of Neosystem, now Polypeptide-France, a leading peptide development and manufacturing company.

Dr Gilles Guichard, PhD
Research Director at CNRS, Université de Bordeaux & Co-founder of ImmuPharma France.

Dr Guichard is senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France’s leading scientific research institution and is co-inventor of the heterocyclic ureas and oligoureas chemistry. He leads various research groups in the field of chemistry and peptide mimicry including one dedicated to the development and process improvement of the heterocyclic urea library. He received the CNRS bronze award for the excellence of his research activities and has made eight patented discoveries.

Dr José Courty PhD
Research Director at CNRS

Dr Courty is CNRS Research Director and head of the ‘Croissance, Réparation et Régénération Tissulaires’, a unit of both the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and the University Paris EST Créteil.

Discovery Team
ImmuPharma’s researchers are based at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Strasbourg.