Harmonie Perdreau obtained an Engineering degree and a M.Sc degree in Biochemistry in 2007, from the Graduate Engineering School in Agronomy of Rennes (Agrocampus Ouest) and the University of Rennes, France. The same year, she began a Ph.D program at the University of Nantes, France, with Dr. Ariane Plet and Dr. Yannick Jacques. Together with her supervisors, she contributed to the understanding of the molecular mechanisms governing the structure of the IL-15:IL-15Rα complex and the dynamics of activation of the IL-15 receptor in the context of IL-15 trans-presentation. She also performed an important molecular biology based work towards the optimization of IL-15 antagonists production in baculovirus-insect cells system, allowing the start-up of in vivo proof of concept studies.
Harmonie Perdreau moved to Oslo, Norway, in 2011 as a post-doc in the group of Dr. J. Preben Morth. Her focus is to produce and to characterize mammalian anion transporters involved in acid/base homeostasis using HEK cells and baculovirus-insect cells expression systems.