Emilie Couzigné has joined the GMO beginning of January 2005 as a technician chemist. She is in charge of the smooth running of the chemical stock, to keep the small laboratory equipment in working order, and to enforce the safety requirements in the laboratory. Moreover, due to her skills in organic chemistry, she will work in the laboratory as assistant chemist in order to support the work of the PhD students. In 2002, she obtained the University Diploma of Technology in Chemistry (DUT) at the URS (Illkirch). She was first appointed assistant chemist in demonstration laboratories of ULP (ECPM). She then moved for 12 months in USA, in San Diego, at the Structural Genomix, where she worked as a technician in organic synthesis.