Member of the Board of Directors
Mery Piña holds a doctorate in microbiology from the University of Paris VI and a master's degree in Alternative Models and Innovation from the HEC Business School. After a postdoctoral experience at a private molecular oncology research institution in Milan, IFOM, he became interested in technology transfer, bioeconomics, and innovation. She worked at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate of International Economics in 2015 before becoming the Scientific Manager of the European project Horizont 2020 EMBRIC, a 10 million euro project dedicated to the orchestration of Research Infrastructures for the development of marine biotechnology in Europe. Mery currently holds a permanent position as Head of Scientific Cooperation and Innovation at the Center for Biological Resources of the Pasteur Institute, CRBIP, where she continues to promote the valorization of the Institute's collection of viruses and bacteria to foster interaction with the bioindustry. Mery manages the communication and branding of the CRBIP and represents the CRBIP in the consolidation of an ERIC of the Microbial Research Infrastructure, MIRRI. Also, Mery serves as secretary of the National Group of Experts on Culture Collections appointed by the French Ministry of Education, where she works with representatives of collections at the national level for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in France.