PhD in Neuroscience in 2004 (UPMC), Julien has lead research projects in neuroscience in great world-class laboratories. He has also teached in several universities for ten years. He has also co-founded the NGO "Collectif PAPERA" (2008) to provide supports, information and advices to PhD students, PhDs and other casual workers in Higher Education and public research in France. In 2013, Julien founded the start-up Tree of Science, which is dedicated to give impact and accelerate science, humanities, and R&D by providing digital solutions for researchers and their research organizations.
PhD in Neuroscience, he has developed and managed several basic research projects in the field of neuroscience (ion channels, cerebellum, epilepsy, …) using various and innovative experimental approaches (electrophysiology, cellular-molecular biology, new animal models, laser vibrometry). He made his career of researcher in great laboratories (Ecole Normale Superieure, Institut Pasteur, Riken) and he has collaborated with international teams in academia and R&D.
His experience in research and with Collectif PAPERA provides him a deep knowledge of the academic research and R&D fields and a solid expertise in digital tools and social media. He promotes Science 2.0, digital tools and networks for researchers, open science, science crowdfunding, and citizen science to trigger a systematic change in the modus operandi of doing research and managing science.