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Anissa Belfetmi, Ph.D.

ALWIS Founder

​I was born and raised in Algeria, where my love for nature and Science let me pursue Biology studies. After completing my Bachelor in Biochemistry, I went to France for a Master's in Cell and Molecular Biology at Pierre and Marie Curie (Sorbonne University).


Then, I fulfilled a thesis to study the HIV-1 Nucleocapsid protein using biophysical techniques, under the supervision of Dr. Olivier Mauffret, at ENS Paris-Saclay. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School, remaining in the field of Structural Biology.


The idea of ALWIS came after participating in different panels and workshops for women in Science. Through several conversations with Algerian women fellow, it was clear that Algerian women in Science lack mentoring during their career path. We were more than ready to help each other create a connected scientific community.

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