Olivier completed his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree as a Biological and Biotechnological Analyst in France in 2003. He has over 16 years of international experience working in various scientific roles in academia and industry. His portfolio includes peptide chemist at Bachem (USA), senior research assistant in R&D at Atheris Laboratories (Switzerland) where he focussed his research on drug discovery based from natural products, particularly from animal venons, and laboratory manager at IMB, the University of Queensland (Australia), working in drug design and structural biology for an internationally recognised research group.