Who are we? Meet Mélina Ianszen, Lab Assistant – Episode #10

Through this mini-series of articles, we want to present you our whole team and skills of each.

  • Hello Mélina, could you please introduce yourself?

I am laboratory assistant. After getting a technician degree in bio analysis and quality control from the Pole Enseignement Supérieur of Baudimont located in Arras (North of France), I wanted to start my carrier in a Research department as I am very curious and as one of my driving force is to contribute to scientific progress. I had a first experience in a quarantine lab, working on biological solution to fight potatoes parasites. I moved then in the human health domain that make sense for me since I has been a kid. I take the opportunity Op2Lysis offers in November 2020 and I joined the company. My main work is now to prepare experimental assays, to perform them in the lab, to analyze the data and to share the results with the team. We discuss then what are the next steps in order to progress in the development of our solution to fight hemorrhagic stroke.

  • Why did you choose to join the Op2Lysis team?

What is important for me is to have the opportunity to contribute to the development of an innovative treatment for a pathology that is not enough spotlighted despite its heavy social and economical burden. Moreover, Op2Lysis project is conducted by a young, dynamic, complementary and human scale team which is clearly my main professional expectation.

  • What is the strength of Op2Lysis?

As far as I am concerned, Op2Lysis strenghts stands in the polyvalency and the strong scientific, drug development and industrial foundations of the team. The team is thus 100% compliant with the development of an innovative and promising therapy for an unmet medical need.

  • What is your personal contribution to Op2lysis?

My academic and my first professional experiences gave me a scientific knwoledge and overall a broad spectrum of know-how in the laboratory, which allow me to bring my technical skills to the development of our product.