History

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Dr. DOMINIQUE SURLERAUX

He received his Ph.D in organic chemistry from the University of Namur (Belgium) and a Master in Drug Design from the University of Lille (France).

He began his career as a scientist with Janssen Pharmaceutical (Belgium) working on pain, gastro-intestinal disease, cancer, allergy and virology and left the company as principal scientist after five years.

Then he joined Tibotec (Belgium), working on the Prezista and the TMC435 project (HCV, protease inhibitor). He was director of the medicinal chemistry department; developing anti-infectious research at Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Pharmaceuticals).

Next, he moved to Idenix Pharmaceutical and was Vice-President of the medicinal chemistry department. Under his supervision, the team based in Montpellier delivered two promising drug candidate an HCV polymerase inhibitor (nucleoside (IDX963) and non-nucleoside (IDX375)), an excellent HCV protease inhibitor (IDX320, IDX) and an NS5A inhibitor (IDX791).

Dr. Dominique Surleraux has more than 70 patents.

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Dr. ELISABETH PICOU

She is a physician and a medical biologist, co-owner of a medical diagnostic laboratory and has a position at the St Eloi Hospital (Montpellier, France), treating  patients with infectious diseases.