Graduated from AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences), Axel followed an educational curriculum revolving around process engineering and industrial biotechnology. He pursued his Ph.D. aiming, on one hand, to develop a lignocellulosic biomass hydrolysate purification process using nanofiltration, and, on the other hand, to gain a better understanding of inhibition mechanisms of different identified compounds, on a model bacteria. During his Ph.D. he got passionate about computer sciences and data science, skills he wanted to develop, that’s why, after his Ph.D. he worked as a modeling engineer in a startup developing software for different stakeholders of the agricultural sector and food industry. After that, he decided to get back in the biotechnology research field, that is why he has joined the Biomass Technology Laboratory where he is in charge of the team working on anaerobic digestion. Moreover, he uses his skills in software engineering and electronics to help building different pilots for the laboratory.