Christine M’Rini Puel

Christine M’Rini Puel

Christine M’Rini (MD, PhD) has about 25 years of working experience in clinical and health science, public and industrial, activities. After a post-doctorate in Harvard Medical school, she started as assistant and then Associate Professor of Human Physiology from 1996 to 2006 (Rangueil School of Medicine and University Hospital, Toulouse, France) leading research, teaching and clinical activities. Between 2006-2008, she was on secondment to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Deputy Counsellor and then Head of the Section for Science and Technology for the French State and Embassy in China.  From August 2008 to December 2012, Christine worked as Scientific Director for the Institut Mérieux, a holding dedicated to industrial biology, serving the medical and public health sectors across the globe and, including four international companies: bioMérieux, Transgene, Mérieux NutriSciences and Mérieux Development.  During that period, she coordinates and operates a personalized medicine program and public/private partnership, ADNA (Advanced Diagnostic for New Therapeutics Approaches) in the fields of infectious diseases, cancer, and rare genetic disorders. In January 2013, she joins Danone in the Dairy Division as Life Science, Clinical Studies and Biometrics Director. In 2017, she was nominated Research and Innovation VP of the Medical Division of Danone. Since September 2019, she is the Health & Science VP of the Specialized Nutrition Division of Danone. She is or was member and/or coordinator of various French, European and international initiatives and/or think-tanks in the public and private domains. She is awarded as “Chevalier in the French National Order of Merit”.