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Bioanalysis Rising Star Award finalist: Sebastien Boridy

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Nominated by: Marie-Soleil Piche, Charles River Laboratories (Montreal, Canada);

Supporting comments:
“Sebastien leads the immunogenicity group at the Montreal Charles River facility. Over the past 2-3 years, he has been actively involved in the AAPS community by providing feedback on our practices and experience with various immunogenicity programs. His contribution was even highlighted by people from the immunogenicity community. Indeed, he has been highlighted as an active member of the AAPS community and was asked to be one of the key experts for a discussion on pre-existing antibodies. He also gave a presentation at the AAPS conference on the same subject, which was well received. From a mentoring perspective, he has also been involved in giving courses at McGill to undergraduate students in order to expose them to the field of immunogenicity in the context of drug development. He also recently mentored a master’s student, who completed at the end of 2018 her degree (her project was on the development of nAb bioassays).

Sebastien also worked in harmonizing the activities in the immunogenicity group at the Montreal site and also across the Charles River organization. He maintains a positive environment for his employees and encourages their participation in various initiatives in the immunogenicity field (participation to workshops, conferences, presentation of posters, etc). This contributes in developing the group and increasing the knowledge of the employees. He also shares his expertise whenever needed with his staff, members of the immunogenicity community as well as with his colleagues from the other CRL sites. For example, he helped 2 of the smaller CRL sites to build their lab and develop their immunogenicity services.

Sebastien is starting to be recognized in the immunogenicity field as being a key player with good ideas. I see that he definitely has potential to continue this growth as he will become more and more involved in the immunogenicity scientific community.”

1Describe the main highlights of your bioanalytical work.

  1. Part of AAPS working groups and active member
  2. Mentoring of master students (1 student recently graduated following completion of her project in my laboratory)
  3. Teaching courses at McGill University. These courses are specifically aimed at teaching undergraduate students what immunogenicity means in drug development
  4. Participation / presentation at AAPS, CHI immunogenicity summit and WRIB
  5. Lead for the immunogenicity group at Charles River Montreal (team of 11 scientists)


  1. Sebastian regularly provides guidance and advice on challenges faced at CRL sites across the world. His expansive knowledge in the field of Immunogenicity has been a huge help to the Edinburgh site. Sebastian truly embraces Charles River’s goal of global harmonisation and alignment across all sites.

  2. Sherry Lee Dawson on

    Sebastien does a fantastic job in his position at CRL. In his role at CRL, a CRO for pharmaceuticals, he not only interacts with Sponsors in a scientific capacity but has participated in Sponsor QA audits. In one visit, the Sponsors QA auditor was tasked to audit some immunogenicity work, of which he had little familiarity with. Sebastien took the time to walk through the data so the auditor could better understand it but also reviewed the purpose of the immunogenicity validation and work – in laymens terms – allowing the auditor to get a real good grasp on something he had no background in. To me that is a sign of an rising star – not only performing great science and work, but making it relatable to individuals that might otherwise not understand a highly complex science.

  3. Kristin Power on

    On top of being a great mentor and leader in the field of immunogenicity, Sebastian is fantastic in dealing with clients and our sponsor’s many challenging requests. When supporting the client services/BD groups he is always attentive, responsive and professional.

  4. I am neither ex- or current colleague of Sebastianam, and in fact I only met him once in 2018 AAPS conference, however, I am so glad to see Sebastian nominated as one of the finalists for BRSA! We knew each other from AAPS forum of immunogenicity community, where I asked heaps of questions as I was fairly new to immunogenicity. Sebastian always answered my questions or shared his knowledge and experience. In last year’s AAPS meeting, I met him for the first time and asked him to help review an excel template we created in house for calculation of screening cut point. He squeezed some time from his busy schedule and we had a chat for almost an hour. I was really impressed not only by his expertise but also his kindness. Truly appreciated!

  5. Sandro Marra, Ph.D. Chem. on

    Bright scientific mind and leadership character are the main striking features of Sebastian.

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