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El Djouhar Rekaï, PhD Head of Operation Products at PolyPeptide Group


  • Dr. Rekaï is Head of Products Operation Peptides at PolyPeptide Group in Belgium, in charge of the R&D, scaling-up of the peptide projects as well as the follow-up of the manufacturing projects. She is born in Paris and obtained her PhD in Organic Chemistry (Sugar chemistry) from Pierre and Marie Curie University in year 1997.  She took up a  post-doctoral position in Polymer chemistry at the University catholique de Louvain in Belgium from 1998 to 1999. In January 2000, Dr. Rekaï started as R&D Chemist at UCB-Bioproducts, Braine-l’Alleud (Belgium). Then, she specialized in chemical up scaling and validation before taking on the role of Head of Upstream Process Development in Lonza, from May 2008 to October 2013. In 2014, she has been appointed as responsible of the overall life cycle of the project from R&D to manufacturing.

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