Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine, Institut Curie (MMBM)

Curie Institute ( is a non-profit foundation by Marie Curie, aimed at applying the
progress of science to human health. It strongly promotes interactions between fundamental research
and medicine, and is a European leader in this field. Its active IP protection and exploitation policy
has yielded several start-ups in the last years, among which Fluigent. Macromolecules and
Microsystems in Biology and Medicine (MMBM) is a joint lab of Curie Institute, University UPMC
and CNRS (third party). It is a multidisciplinary team of about 25 persons, developing innovative
tools for biology and medicine using research in physics and chemistry. MMBM is one of the largest
groups in France working on microfluidics, and specialising in the integration of soft matter physics
and chemistry to microfluidic platforms. MMBM has spearheaded world-leading and pioneering
research in self-assembly strategies and microfluidics for diagnosis, and is participating in multiple
FP7 projects (e.g. LOVEFood, NADINE, DIATOOLs).

Leader of Work Package 3

NAPES Work Package Structure

Key Personnel

Stephanie DescroixDr. Stephanie Descroix – Institute Curie Principal Investigator

  • Permanent Researcher at Institut Curie CNRS
  • 10 years of experience in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry and microfluidics
  • 45+ peer-reviewed papers in international journals, 3 patents



Jean-Louis ViovyDr. Jean-Louis Viovy – Research Director at Institut Curie CNRS

  • 30 years of experience in soft matter, analytical chemistry, and microfluidics
  • He is co-author of 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 10+ patents

Amel BendaliDr. Amel Bendali – Postdoctoral Research Engineer

  • Postdoctoral researcher responsible for the filtration system (pre-concentration) and the development of bacteria capture on microfluidic platforms.
  • 6 years of experience in research on biomaterials, cell/device interfaces, protein microarrays and cell biology with a multidisciplinary engineering background.


Laurent MalaquinLaurent Malaquin – Researcher at Institut Curie CNRS

  • Expert in Micro and Nanofabrication, Auto-assembly and Microfluidics.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 604241