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Head of Bio Structure and Biophysics at Sanofi R&D
Alexey Rak got his M.Sc in Biology and Genetics, and in Biochemistry. He then completed PhDs in Biochemistry and Biophysics working on protein biosynthesis machinery characterization. He did his PostDoc and then held a Group Leader position at Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Germany working in the field of vesicular membrane trafficking. For this work he was awarded several honors including European Young Investigator Award in 2004. Since 2007 Alexey joined Sanofi as head of protein crystallization in Paris where he has developed new methods to characterize biophysical properties of proteins including biologics, and enabling the lead discovery of challenging protein targets. Since 2014 he is heading Bio Structure and Biophysics at Integrated Drug Discovery in Sanofi