Founded in January 2011, CALIXAR currently consists of a highly skilled team of 19 members (including 10 PhDs). CALIXAR’s team is led by corporate values: commitment, perseverance and humanism to reach high performances in membrane protein innovation.

Rodolphe SIMONOT
Chairman and CEO

Rodolphe SIMONOT is CEO of Calixar since 2023. He has an engineering degree and a MBA from HEC Montreal. With 20 years of experience in various industry, he joined Eurofins group in 2016 and its Drug Discovery division in 2017 in San Diego California where he played various leadership roles. More recently he led the Protein Production team in Poitiers FRANCE to expand the DiscoverX portfolio in Europe before expanding the scope with Calixar.

Emmanuel DEJEAN
Business Advisor

Emmanuel DEJEAN is co-founder of CALIXAR. He has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Montpellier and has an engineering degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He spent 15 years in management and internal/external corporate venturing for Research and Innovation through different consulting companies before deciding to create CALIXAR. Emmanuel has been involved in more than 50 communications, 2 PCT patents and 2 Industrial Research Prizes.

Scientific Advisor

Pierre FALSON is CNRS Research Director at French Research Institute in the Biology and Chemistry of Proteins (IBCP).
Pierre has D. Sc. in Biochemistry from Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 with certificate for managing Research activities. He has been involved in more than 100 communications (publications, conferences, posters), 8 PCT patents, 4 licences and obtained Maurice Nicloux Prize from French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Calixar Team
Lyon, October 2022
Chem2Stab Team
Avignon, April 2017

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Starting from native material or recombinant systems, we succeed with all types of membrane proteins: GPCRs, Ion Channels, Transporters, Receptors and Viral Proteins.