Scientific Team

Management Team

David Daudé (PhD, HDR), CEO and CSO

David Daudé is an Engineer graduated from the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Toulouse (INSA) in 2009. In 2013, he obtained a PhD degree in Molecular and Enzyme Engineering from Toulouse Biotechnology Institute (TBI). He then joined, as a researcher, the newly created start-up Gene&GreenTK, a spin-off from Aix-Marseille University developing robust enzymes addressing major public health and environmental issues. His role in the company rapidly evolved, in 2020 he assumed the role of CEO for managing the company and CSO overseeing all aspects of R&D. In December 2019, he received the French Habilitation to Conduct Research (HDR).

Damien Grizard (PhD), Strategic Advisor

Damien Grizard, received his PhD in Agronomy from Auvergne University in 2000. He is an expert in industrial microbiology and applied biotechnology for agriculture and food sectors. He provides strategic support to Gene&GreenTK for catalyzing the transfer of innovations from lab to concrete applications.

Laure Plener (PhD), R&D Manager

Laure is an expert in microbiology and is in charge of R&D at Gene&GreenTK. She achieved her PhD in pathogen bacteria plant interactions and deepened her knowledge on Quorum sensing through her postdoctoral studies. Her work now focuses on microbial interactions and how Quorum quenching can affect them.


Mikael Elias (Prof.), Co-founder

Mikael Elias  is an assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the BioTechnology Institute of the University of Minnesota (MN, USA). Professor Elias is an expert in structural biology, structural enzymology and enzyme engineering and design. His research team has developed new technologies for bacterial control.

Eric Chabrière (Prof.), Co-founder

Eric Chabrière is Professor of Structural Biology at Aix-Marseille University. He has investigated the potential of hyperthermostable enzymes for many years and created the start-up G&G in 2013 to develop their applications for environmental and healthcare concerns.