Jean-Etienne Morlighem

Jean-Etienne Morlighem

R&D, Institute of Marine Sciences - Federal University of Ceará (Labomar-UCF)

Currently employed at Instituto de Ciências do Mar - Universidade Federal do Ceará (Labomar-UCF), Brazil

Previous: RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC), Japan, New England Biolabs (NEB), USA, New England Biolabs (NEB), INRA


Previous: Ecole Supérieure De Biotechnologie De Strasbourg (ESBS), Lycée Vallee De Chevreuse



    Engineer in biotechnology, with international experience in biotechnology company or research center in USA, Japan, France, and now in Brazil. I worked on several research and development projects related to human health, including diagnostic/genotyping technology for pharmacogenomic usage, the influenza virus, RNAi, and probiotics. Experience in project management, with design and planning of projects, cost estimation, report and present results, and when required building and managing a team. I am always looking forward new opportunities in biological or bioinformatic research, as well as in a company in product management, or competitive intelligence. Skills: • Expertise in molecular biology, use of bioinformatic tools (phylogenetic analysis, protein structure modelling), and product development • Project and team management Organization, creativity, analytical problem solving skills, and manage complex tasks according to established priorities • Informatics: use of three operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac OS); good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, basics of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; and their open source alternatives Programing and web: Python, HTML



At Instituto de Ciências do Mar - Universidade Federal do Ceará (Labomar-UCF), Brazil

From 2013 to Present
> Development of a system to select bioactive molecules of potential therapeutic interest from snake venom


At RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC), Japan

From August 2008 to December 2011
Work on both development and research projects, define strategy and when necessary build and manage a team, report and present results in meetings and conferences > Developed a pipeline for the processing, sequencing, and analysis of Influenza samples from hospital patients, and technology transfer...
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Visiting Scientist

At New England Biolabs (NEB), USA

From November 2005 to December 2007
> Developed a new siRNA mixes purification methods: cheaper, easier to use, and compliant for high-throughput application (patented) > Comparative studies of siRNA mixtures and synthetic siRNAs > Improvement of a commercial kit for siRNAs' preparation and transfection


At New England Biolabs (NEB)

From January 2005 to September 2005
> Projeto: comparação do efeito do knock-down de siRNAs; > Desenvolvimento de teste para RNAi (produto comercial).

Lycée Vallee De Chevreuse, Gif Sur Yvette

Bachelor of Science (BS), Lycée de la Vallée de Chevreuse

From September 2000 to July 2002



From June 2001 to September 2001
> Work on a project to develop a modified lactic acid bacteria with higher adherence for probiotic use


  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Linux
  • Molecular Biology
  • Product Development
  • Research
  • Team Management

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