Flora Vincent is a scientist specializing in marine microbiology. Trained as an agricultural engineer at AgroParisTech, she is completing her doctorate at the École Normale Supérieure for the Tara Oceans program, in which she is interested in the interactions that diatoms establish with other members of plankton. During a post-doctoral fellowship at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, she studies the impact of giant viruses on the marine ecosystem. Now group leader at the marine ecology and environmental microbiology laboratory, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), in Heidelberg (Germany), she explores the diversity and impact of marine microbial interactions at different biological scales, with a focus on symbiosis within unicellular eukaryotes ( It is in this context that she will be one of the scientific coordinators of the Tara Europa program (2023-2024) to study coastal ecosystems all along the European coasts. At the same time, Flora has been particularly involved in the subject of diversity in science by co-founding WAX Science (, an association that promotes science without stereotypes by creating and disseminating innovative tools. She is co-author of the book "Artificial intelligence, not without it!" a book that dissects how algorithms reproduce sexist biases.

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