Emmanuelle Gormally

Professor of UCLy

7. Biosciences, Technologies and Ethics


Campus Lyon - Saint Paul
10 Place des archives 69002 Lyon


  • Vice-Rector in charge of Training and Academic Life Lyon Catholic University
  • Dean of the Science Faculty Lyon Catholic University

Further information

Research areas

Liver cancer in West Africa Heptatis B Virus

Teaching areas

Molecular Biology / Genetic Engineering Cancer Biology Biobanking science Biomarker science


Emmanuelle GORMALLY is a professor (HDR) in molecular biology at the Catholic University of Lyon, and a member of the CONFLUENCE: Sciences et Humanités research unit (EA 1598). Her work focuses on the molecular epidemiology of liver cancer in West Africa.
She is also Vice-Rector for Training and Academic Life at UCLy.  She also teaches at ESTBB, UCLy's engineering school.
  • Chapters
    • Book chapters
      • LAWRENCE, Philip, HARDY, Isabelle, HAINAUT, Pierre, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, CABOUX, Elodie, DI DONATO, Jeanne-Hélène (2021). «Ten years of experience in training Biobank Managers at Master level in France». In : Hainaut, P., Vaught, J., Zatloukal, K., Pasterk, M. (dir.), Hainaut, P., Vaught, J., Zatloukal, K., Pasterk, M., Biobanking of Human Biospecimens - Lessons from 25 years of Biobanking Experience. Springer Publishing, 135-151.  [+]
  • Articles
    • Articles in peer-reviewed journals
      • PHAM, Thanh Nhat, CAZIER, Elisabeth A., GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, LAWRENCE, Philip (2023). «Valorization of biomass polyphenols as potential tyrosinase inhibitors». Drug Discovery Today , In Press, Uncorrected Proof, 103843.  [+]
      • LAWRENCE, Philip, CHABANE, M., ABROUK, Lucie, THIESSON, A., BERTHÉ, D., DIARRA, A.b., BENGALY, K., TRAORÉ, B., KASSOGUÉ, D., DURAND, G., VOEGELE, C., LE CALVEZ-KELM , F., STEENKESTE, N., HAINAUT, Pierre, KOURIBA, Bourema, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle (2023). «First Molecular Characterization of Chronic Hepatitis B Carriers in Timbuktu, Mali». Diagnostics, 13 (3), 375.  [+]
      • AMADOU, Amina, SIGHOKO, Dominique, COULIBALY, Bourama, TRAORÉ, Cheick, KAMATÉ, Bakarou, MALLÉ, Brahima S., DE SÈZE, Maëlle, KEMAYOU YOGHOUM, Francine N., BIYOGO BI EYANG, Sandrine, BOURGEOIS, Denis, CURADO, Maria-Paula, BAYO, Siné, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, HAINAUT, Pierre (2022). «Decrease in liver cancer incidence rates in Bamako-Mali over 28 years of population-based cancer registration (1987-2015)». World Journal of Hepatology, 14, 9, 1767-1777.  [+]
      • CASTELLANOS-URIBE, Marcos, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, ZHOU, Hongkang, MATZKE, Elisabeth, H. WATSON, Peter (2020). «Biobanking Education». Biopreservation and Biobanking, 18, 1, 1-3.  [+]
      • HAINAUT, Pierre, AMADOU, Amina, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle (2019). «Cancer prevention and control : hepatocellular carcinoma». Ecancermedicalscience, 13-949, 1-5.  [+]
      • WASHETINE, Kevin, HEEKE, Simon, BONNETAUD, Christelle, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, HOFMAN, Paul (2018). «Establishing a Dedicated Lung Cancer Biobank at the University Center Hospital of Nice (France). Why and How?». Cancers, 10, 7, 220.  [+]
      • WASHETINE, Kevin, KARA-BORNI, Mehdi, HEEKE, Simon, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, HOFMAN, Paul (2018). «Ensuring the Safety and Security of Frozen Lung Cancer Tissue Collections through the Encapsulation of Dried DNA». Cancers, 10, 6, 195.  [+]
      • TRAORÉ, Fatou, GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, VILAR, Stéphanie, FRIESEN, Marlin D., GROOPMAN, John D., VERNET, Guy, DIALLO, Souleymane, HAINAUT, Pierre, MAIGA, Moussa Y. (2015). «Molecular Characteristics of Hepatitis B and Chronic Liver Disease in a Cohort of HB Carriers from Bamako, Mali». BMC Infectious Diseases, 15, 1-8.  [+]
    • Review articles
      • GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, HARDY, Isabelle, CABOUX, Elodie, DI DONATO, Jeanne-Hélène, HAINAUT, Pierre, HOFMAN, Paul (2017). «Training the Next Generation of Biobankers: A Two-Year Master's Course in the Management of Biobanks». Biopreservation and Biobanking, 15, 5, 438-450.  [+]
  • Communications (conferences, seminars, study days)
    • SAVARINO, Baptiste, COSSOUD BEATRIX , Paule-Martine, CAZIER, Elisabeth A., GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, LAWRENCE, Philip, PHAM, Thanh Nhat (2023). «Valorisation of polyphenols from industrial black tea waste». XXXI International Conference on Polyphenols - ICP2023, INRAE & Groupe Polyphénols, July 2023, Nantes, France.  [+]
    • GORMALLY, Emmanuelle (2019). «Biobank Management Training for Masters Students – 10 years of experience of vocational training for students and professionals in France and deployment of an online training program in West Africa», Communications ESBB. European Biobank Week 2019, October 2019, Lübeck, Germany.
    • GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, LAWRENCE, Philip, HARDY, Isabelle (2019). «Biobank Management Training for Masters Students – 10 years of experience of vocational training for students and professionals in France and deployment of an online training program in West Africa», Communications ESBB. European Biobank Week 2019, January 2019, Lübeck, Germany.
    • GORMALLY, Emmanuelle, LAWRENCE, Philip, HARDY, Isabelle (2018). «Next Generation Biobankers: the French Example, Key note lecture». Europe Biobank Week 2018: Biosharing for Scientific Discovery, BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB, September 2018, Antwerp, Belgium.
    • GORMALLY, Emmanuelle (2015). «Training the next generation of biobankers». 3rd BBMRI-LPC Workshop "Biobanks, data and Access", September 2015, Tartu, Estonia.
  • Coordination of scientific events
    • Coordinator of the Education and Training working group, ESBB - European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking-, 2017
  • Scientific collaborations
    • Participation in subsidized research contracts / projects
      • Project coordinator : 2021 - 2023, Caracterisation of viral infection to Hepatitis B and D and exposure to Aflatoxine B1 in Mali, 21 007315 01 - 17902
      • Member : 2020 - 2024, Recovery of industrial by-products through biotechnological solutions, Val-Indus, led by Lyon Catholic University
      • Project coordinator : Since 2017, Renforcement de l’Ethique des essais Cliniques en Afrique de l’Ouest , REECAO
      • Project coordinator : 2016 - 2018, Projet de recherche sur la séroprévalence, 150009009.03 COOPERA
    • Participation in other research projects
      • 2021 - 2023, Project coordinator : Chronic hepatitis B prevalence and liver cancer risk factor caracterisation in Mali, Région Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, in partnership with Centre d'infectiologie Charles Merieux (CICM)
    • Responsibilities in learned societies
      • 2015 - 2019, Chair Working Group Education&Training, ESBB - European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking-
  • Editorial activities
    • Development activities of books / journals / articles
      • Review of an article for Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences, 2021
      • Article review for PlosOne, PLoS ONE, 2020
      • Evaluation of an article for the journal "Biopreservation and Biobanking, Biopreservation and Biobanking, 2018
  • Direction of dissertations / theses / HDR
    • Thesis director, Optimisation continue des « processus qualité » du management des ressources biologiques dans le cadre des projets de recherche associés au cancer du poumon, PhD thesis, Ecole doctorale (ED 472) - Mention « Systèmes intégrés, environnement et biodiversité » (SIEB), Paris, 2014 - 2021
  • Member of thesis jury / HDR
    • Thesis Reviewer, Les échantillons biologiques et les données, "sésame" de la recherche en santé : une relecture du principe de consentement éclairé en faveur de l'information active des personnes, PhD thesis, Université Paris-Descartes, Paris, 2021
  • Expertises, evaluations & consulting
    • 2018 - 2019, HCERES expert
    • 2018, Member of a HCERES jury for the evaluation of the FUPL and the ICL (Institut Catholique de Lille)
  • Academic background
    • 2012 HDR in Life Sciences, Biospécimens, Biomarqueurs: Applications à l'épidémiologie moléculaire des cancers dans les régions à faibles revenus, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    • 1998 PhD, Biochemistry - Genetics, An Investigation of the Mouse Mutant Tattered, University Of Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Educational responsibilities and professional experiences
    • Since 2023 Vice-Rector in charge of Training and Academic Life, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • 2016 - 2022 Dean of the Science Faculty, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2015 Pedagogical Director of the Master in Biobank Management, School of Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2008 Deputy Director, ESTBB, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Teachings
    • Since 2017 Biobanking and Biomarkers, Lyon Catholic University, France
    • Since 2016 Genetic Engineering, virology and cancer biology, Lyon Catholic University, France
  • Languages
    • French - Able to teach
    • English - Able to teach