Mélanie Pietri

Ph.D student (2023 – 2026)

Laboratories: Lumière, Matière et Interfaces (LuMIn) & Laboratoire des Méthodes Formelles (LMF) at ENS Paris-Saclay (Room 3×26)

Topic: Multi-scale predictive modelling of microalgae behavior in co-culture with bacteria – from microfluidic systems to photobioreactor

Doctoral school: Electrical, Optical, Bio-physics and engineering


Main research theme

Applied mathematics and signal processing to biological data in the field of bioenergy and biomedical engineering.

Some projects:

  • Wolf, J., Chapman, R., Deepika, C., Pietri, M., Bensalem, S., Hankamer, B. (2024). High-Throughput Screening to Accelerate Microalgae-Based Phycochemical Production. In: Abomohra, A., Ende, S. (eds) Value-added Products from Algae. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-42026-9_10
  • Study of the sensitivity of microalgae to electroporation – Audience reward at Multidisciplinary Junior Congress 2023 organised by Graduate School MRES in University Paris-Saclay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv0WJGiwXo8


  • SPT – CRN 2024 – An SPT workshop on reaction networks

Academic background

Academic background at ENS Paris-Saclay

  • 2022 / 2023: M2 MVA (Mathematics, Vision, Learning)
  • 2021 / 2022: M2 FeSup PSEE (Higher education training in physics of electrical and electronic energy systems)
  • 2020 / 2021: M1 D2PFO (Fundamental physics double degree)
  • 2020 / 2021: M1 E3A (Electronics, Electrotechnics, Electrical energy and control)
  • 2019 / 2020: L3 SAPHIRE (Applied sciences in physics and engineering for research and teaching)
  • 2017 / 2019: CPGE PSI (Physics and Engineering Sciences)
  • 2016 / 2017: CPGE MPSI (Mathematics, Physique and Engineering Sciences)

Professional background

September 2023 – Now : Teacher at University Paris-Saclay in probability and statistics in L2 Life science (Biology course)

April 2023 – August 2023: Research intern at University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), National Institute of Biology (Slovenia) and LuMIn (France) on the topic “Identifying the genetic determinants of chemical toxicity in micro alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii thanks to statistical analysis – gaussian mixture model estimation”

September 2022 – April 2022: Oral interrogator in CPGE MPSI in Mathematics and PSI in Physics

November 2021 – June 2022: Engineer intern at emka TECHNOLOGIES on the topic: “Study of a system for non-invasive telemetry”

May 2021 – July 2021: Research intern at Luleå University (Sweden), University of Freiburg (Germany) and LuMIn (France) on the topic “Simulation and experimental study of living cell migration exposed to an electric field in a microfluidic system”

September 2020 – June 2021: Oral interrogator in CPGE MPSI in Mathematics