Since January 2008, Claudia Chagneau is working at Lyonbiopôle, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region healthcare competitiveness cluster. As R&D projects manager, she fosters innovative projects between industrial firms, SMEs and academic laboratories and manages the scientific and technological animation of the cluster. Before, Claudia had worked for two years as project manager in biotechnologies at Rhône-Alpes Regional Agency for Development and Innovation, and as a consultant in Biotechnology in the Trade Chamber of Lyon.
Claudia Chagneau obtained her Ph.D. in bacteriology and molecular biology at the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in 2002. She completed her experience in microbiology during a postdoctoral position at the University of California, San Diego from January 2003 to December 2004.