Muriel Thomas is a senior scientist in the national academic research institute (INRAE). She is leading a group of research in MICALIS laboratory. She studies the beneficial links between nutrition, microbiota and health (65 publications and 7 patents). Her engagement in public health agency and specialized societies is an asset to adapt her projects with the public health priorities, regulatory framework and innovative strategies. In 2020, she has obtained a National Professionnal Certification « Management of Project with technology innovation », helping her to develop a future start-up, based on probiotic strategy dedicated to seniors (supported by Incuballiance).