Coline Perdrier started her PhD at the University of Montpellier within the IATE Joint Research Unit (Ingénierie des Agropolymères et Technologies Emergentes) in november 2019. Wishing to be able to use the power of living material to design more sustainable solutions while implementing the circular economy guide lines, she will perform her research work as part of the LOOP4PACK project. All along her PhD thesis, she will study strategies for obtaining polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) with controlled and tailored properties using pure culture. Her work will therefore mainly focus on task 1 but also on task 3, in particular to characterize polymers and materials obtained. She will also have with strong interactions with task 2.

Coline is a chemical engineer who graduated from the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier (ENSCM) in 2019 with with a double degree in Chemistry and Bioprocesses for Sustainable Development (completed at Montpellier SupAgro). She already had practical experience in biotechnology during her end-of-study internship at INRAE in Rennes about microalgae culture process using digestates from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes as a substrate.

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