Dr. Ghislaine Robert-Nicoud, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Head of Product Development

Role in the project: Dr. Robert-Nicoud´s full focus is the material development, production, scale-up and testing of SiPore15™. Dr. Robert-Nicoud has experienced of preparing patents applications focusing on novel material compounds and will contribute to patenting work in this project.

Dr. Ghislaine Robert-Nicoud is a polymer chemist with a strong interest in the application of chemistry to biotechnology and medical sciences.

Her experience includes Innovation Technologist at Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) where she was responsible for new product development and formulation, including the production of prototypes for consumer user trials according to GLP/GMP standards.

Previously a Senior Scientist at Vertellus PC Biomaterials (UK), she worked on the development, synthesis and characterisation of new innovative phosphorylcholine polymers and their use in the coating of biomedical devices.

Dr Robert-Nicoud has an extensive theoretical knowledge of many aspects of biomedical research and material characterisation techniques. Her extensive technical skill set includes polymer synthesis, colloids and surface science.

Ghislaine Robert-Nicoud obtained her PhD in 2012 in Biomaterials, from The University of Manchester working on the modification of silicone surfaces using the controlled deposition of amphiphilic block copolymers from aqueous colloidal dispersions.

2015-2018 Innovation technologist, Global Brands, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Nottingham, UK
2014-2015 Senior Scientist, Vertellus PC Biomaterials, Herriard, UK
2013-2014 Marie Curie Research Fellow, EMC Microcollections GmbH, Tübingen, Germany / Institute of Inflammation and Repair,University of Manchester, UK
2012-2013 Research associate, Laboratory of Polymers and Biomaterials, University of Manchester, UK


2008-2012 Ph.D. Faculty of Medicine and Medical Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
2006-2008 M.Sc. Molecular and Biological Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
2003-2006 B.Sc. Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland