Director, Foundation of Research on Biodiversity, Paris, France
Hélène Soubelet is a veterinary doctor, with a degree in plant pathology. She began her career in 1998 in the veterinary services of the Puy-de Dôme, France, and then, five years later, in the Sarthe region. She then joined the national plant protection laboratory where she was in charge of the development of methods for the detection and identification of organisms harmful to plants. In 2010, she joined the Ministry of the Environment as Deputy Head of the Biotechnologies and Agriculture Bureau, and then became Head of the Biodiversity and Sustainable Management of Environments Mission of the Research Department. Since 2017, she has been Director of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB). She is co-author of several books on biodiversity, soils and pesticides.