Denis Couchourel holds a Ph.D in molecular biology from Montreal University. After 2 years of postdoctoral fellowship, he spent 3 years as scientist at the Osteoarthritis Research Unit, University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), focusing on cellular mechanisms responsible of cartilage degradation. In 2006, he also earned an executive MBA from HEC Montreal. He then was recruited by Danone Research in Paris to lead a multidisciplinary scientific team in charge of development for products dedicated to the senior population. D. Couchourel is currently Product development manager for Vivacy Laboratories.