Bio2actives 2017 – Biographie de Fabienne Guérard

Prof. Dr Fabienne GUERARD is a full professor of enzyme engineering at the University of Brest (UBO). She received her Ph.D. in Biological Oceanology from the University of Brest in 1987. She is currently the Associate Director of the Marine Environmental Sciences Laboratory LEMAR UMR6539 (joint Research Unit of UBO, CNRS, IRD and Ifremer, She is also Officer-in-Charge for marine biotechnology at the University of Brest. She has a long-standing experience as manager, counting project leadership, management of project groups and management of teaching department (IUP IIA Quimper). She sits on the board of several Councils as elected member at the University of Brest (Commission de la Recherche, Conseil Académique Restreint, …), and at the School of Engineers on Agro-food Industries of Brest ESIAB (Conseil d’Ecole, Conseil de Direction). She is currently member of the assessment committee of the scientific programming for the CRBM, which is a Research Centre on Marine Biotechnologies located at Rimouski (Quebec). She has extended teaching experience at master degree level.

Professor Fabienne GUERARD is conducting her research in the area of marine biotechnology regarding (i) enzyme engineering, (ii) extraction of added-value compounds from marine biomass and (iii) role of enzymatic systems (phenol oxidase and antioxidant enzymes) in the immune response of marine bivalves. She is co-author of 85 papers and book chapters, and 146 communications. She has participated in at least seven EU research projects (valued from 200 thousand to 2,3 million Euros.) among which FP6 SEAFOODplus; FP7 BIVALIFE; INTERREG IIIB EA VALBIOMAR, & INTERREG IV B AA BIOTECMAR & MARMED, COST ENBA & INTERREG V B AA BLUE HUMAN. She was lead partner of the INTERREG IV B EA BIOTECMAR (

She also has a long experience in collaborating with industry, industry associations, and has an extended network within academia, private companies, technical centres and Competitiveness clusters “Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique” and “Valorial”.