BiographyCamille's research focuses on understanding how antibiotics and non-antibiotic drugs affect the diverse bacteria from the human gut microbiota and how they contribute to dysbiosis and the development of antibiotic resistance. To achieve this goal, she combines systems approaches with molecular microbiology, bacterial genetics and biochemistry.
She obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Sciences from the UCLouvain, Belgium, after which she completed her PhD (FRIA national fellowship) at the de Duve Institute, Belgium, in the laboratory of Prof. Jean-François Collet. Her primary focus was to elucidate bacterial responses to oxidative stress combining molecular microbiology with biochemistry. She then pursued post-doctoral studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) with an EMBO post-doctoral fellowship, in the laboratory of Dr. Nassos Typas, where she gained deep expertise into systems biology focusing on the impact of antibiotics on the human gut microbiota.
Camille's work has been published in top journals including Nature, Cell and Molecular Cell and her discoveries were highlighted by national and international press. She has received numerous awards and honors for her research, including the FNRS Yourassowsky Award for best PhD Thesis (Belgium, 2020), the Christiane Nusslein-Volhard Foundation Award (Germany, 2019), the Global Grants for Gut Health Best Paper Award by Nature (2021) and the l’Oreal/UNESCO for Women in Science Award (Germany, 2020).