Senior Lecturer at RMIT University
Living in Victoria, Australia
Dr Céline Valéry is Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Head of the NanoBioPharm laboratory at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Initially educated as a Chemical Engineer, she completed her PhD in Pharmacy (University of Paris-Saclay, France) on an academia-industry collaboration to launch a new medication against brain tumours. Céline has worked as both an industry and academic researcher with positions held in France, Spain and New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2014. Her travels led her to collaborate with a diverse range of inspiring mentors and taught her that brilliant ideas can come from anywhere, if curiosity is encouraged.
Céline aims to advance biomedical nanoscience and pharmaceutical science education for the greater good, through creating and passing on knowledge for better cures. Her research spans from fundamental research through to translation into new medical products. She has contributed to the discovery and development of new “nano-drugs” against various diseases, including new antibiotics to fight microbial resistance and new anticancer treatments improving patient convenience. Thanks to her amazing team, there is much more to come. Her research is supported by both industry and national funding. She publishes in highly recognised scientific journals across diverse specialised fields including supramolecular chemistry, biophysics, pharmacology and nanoscience. Céline is the author of two TED-Ed videos aimed at helping the general public understand how medicines work. She is also co-inventor of three patents reporting new medications.
Céline is a passionate advocate for diversity, inclusion and positive leadership. She enjoys working in the lab with her team and teaching student scientists from all around the world. She is also an amateur ballerina who practices pirouettes from time to time! Finally, she doesn’t enjoy writing about herself in the third person.