Axel is a French explorer who crossed South America twice on a bike, including one Guinness world record in less than 50 days to cycle from Cartagena to Ushuaia. He shares his passion for adventure and bicycle exploration with BikingMan, the 1st World Championship of unsupported cycling that takes place in Oman, Corsica, Laos, Peru, Portugal and Taiwan that brought together 230 athletes in 2018. Axel is an ambassador for the NPO Firefighters Without Borders, which helps to finance equipment for firefighters around the world.
Scientist and multimedia
Ph.D in biotechnology Laurence first worked in an American multinational company as researcher then as perfumer dedicated to innovation for homecare products. She then became creator in perfume houses of various cultures (Japan, France, India, Netherlands). Nowadays she works with artists, museums, scene directors and private clients to develop new opportunities for smells. She truly believes that art and science must be mixed in order to understand human being and move forward into the unknown: this is what she teaches to her international students.
and link builder
Doctor in marine biology and enthusiast of the ocean, Christophe Mocquet works to bring together the scientific, environmental and socio-economic challenges of the marine world to value and better protect its richness. Fostering Blue Growth for a sustainable development of the territories within a business school and non-profit organizations for 10 years, he now leads the new international and interdisciplinary program in Science, Conservation and Valorization of Marine Resources (MSc. MARRES) of Université Côte d'Azur.
Graduated in ”Contemporary Music”, trained in Jazz improvisation and Opera singing, Lily taught singing from 2007 to 2009 in China before travelling to many Asian countries (Burma, India, Thailand, Mongolia,...). Back in France, with new musical and spiritual inspirations, she created the Yakch’é duet with Cyrille Lecoq in 2011, and also travels solo, to offer her repertoire of mantras and personal compositions. Lily Jung carries the voices of the world, the songs of One World. She inscribes her vibration, her inner "sound", in humanity through an incarnated, spontaneous and sincere voice.
Future space missions
Sabrina is working on the future missions that will change space as we know it. These new missions, although appear to be coming straight out of a science-fiction novel, are real and require the development of key technologies to come to life: one of these key technology being space robotics. Sabrina is now the project manager of European Research and Development studies at Thales Alenia Space in France (Cannes), that gathers companies all around Europe. She started her career in 2013 and received the trophy of the Women in Industry as a promising newcomer in 2017.
PhD Student in Computer Science and Biology
Graduate engineer from the University of Patras in Greece, Melpomeni Dimopoulou combines her passion for computer science and biology. As a PhD student at the I3S laboratory (Université Côte d'Azur and CNRS) in Sophia Antipolis, her research field is the storage of digital data on DNA. In 2019, Melpomeni won the Finale of "My Thesis in 180 seconds” competition at the Université Côte d'Azur Chapter and has received the best paper award during the CORESA Congress (Signal compression and representation), as well as one of the best student paper awards at EUSIPCO (European Signal Processing Conference) the same year.