million visible species (flora and fauna) have been identified, out of an estimated 8 to 20 million species
invisible species (bacteria, viruses) have been identified out of 600.000 to 6 billions estimated species: microbiota of the oceans, soil, forests
of DNA sequenced in soils and oceans is unknown (blological dark matter)
Engineer with a PHD in physics, specialist in the creation and development of « deeptech » companies
Luc is an expert of the creation of innovative companies, the product development and the building of project teams.
After his thesis, he created his own activity of expertise and scientific advice for SMEs. He then founded and managed GeneScore, a biotechnology company specializing in the design and production of DNA chips. He then became Managing Director of CEDIB, a project to create an innovation center in bioengineering, then joined as Director of Technological Development Echosens, a medtech company in the field of hepatology.
In 2010, he co-founded Quattrocento, the first French start-up studio in equipment for the life sciences, which he managed for 12 years. In this context, he launched 8 deep tech companies, 3 of which have products on the market.
Former Minister of the Environment (1995-1997), and MEP (2009-2014) Corinne Lepage is a lawyer specializing in environmental law and public law.
She is one of the community specialists on major environmental, energy and environmental health issues.She advises and defends cases for associations, public authorities but also very large companies and start-ups.
Elle conseille et défend des dossiers pour des associations, des collectivités publiques mais aussi des de très grandes entreprises et start-up.
She co-founded in 1978 with Christian Huglo, the firm Huglo Lepage pioneer on these subjects.
Former President of the National Museum of Natural History, and of the Scientific Council of IFREMER, visiting professor at the Collège de France on the chair "Sustainable development, environment, energy and society".
For two years he was scientific advisor to the cabinet of Ségolène Royal, then Minister of State for the Environment, Energy and the Sea.
He is Chairman of the Scientific Council of the French Agency for Biodiversity.He was elected in January 2013 to the office of IPBES.
Il a été élu en janvier 2013 au bureau de l'IPBES.
Since 2016, he has been a member of the scientific committee of the National Forestry Office and in 2021 he was appointed to the National Ethics Advisory Committee for life and health sciences.