Virginie Monnier graduated in Engineering from École nationale supérieure de physique de Grenoble (ENSPG) at Institut national polytechnique de Grenoble in 2003, and obtained a PhD in Materials Physics from the Joseph-Fourier University of Grenoble in 2006 and the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from University of Lyon in 2019. She worked for two years at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) in Grenoble and the University of Nancy before joining École Centrale de Lyon as Associate Professor in 2008. Her research activities at the Lyon Institute of Nanotechnology (INL) focus on the synthesis and characterisation of multifunctional hybrid nanoparticles for medical imaging, diagnosis and phototherapy. She is co-author of 34 publications, 1 patent and 1 book chapter (H factor 13). She has (co-) supervised 6 PhD students.