Half Gabonese, half Belgian I grew up in Gabon (central Africa). I obtained a scholarship from Shell in 2001 to study in the U.K., where I attended Bath University and graduated with a Master of Physics in 2006. I then moved to Grenoble (France) to carry out my PhD (completed in 2010) at the Institut Laue-Langevin, which operates the brightest neutron source in the world. My research interest lies in the study of self-assembling filamentous systems having biomedical and biotechnological interest (especially amyloid type systems). These are of particular interest because of their link to diseases like Alzheimer’s, type II diabetes and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease amongst others. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Partnership for Structural Biology Life sciences group I worked on developing common interfaces for neutron and X-ray structural studies of biological samples. I am now an instrument scientist on a single crystal diffractometer at the Institute Laue-Langevin. Our main aim is to provide support to users during their experiments, develop the instrument as well as our own research programme.