My name is Julie Paris, I’m from France and I’m studying general engineering at Centrale Nantes. I’m passionate about 3D Printing and everything that has to do with it. I’m always eager to learn and discover new things, and 3D Bioprinting is combining my engineering knowledge with biology and health for which I am highly interested in.
I’m very creative and curious about everything. In my spare time I love to draw and hang out with friends.
What sparked your interest to work with 3D Bioprinting?
When I first heard about 3D bioprinting it was in 2014 and I thought it was science fiction, like something people dream about but will not happen for centuries! Then three years later I heard about CELLINK and I realized that, while I was thinking this could never be done, some people were actually making this dream come true and I felt that I had to be part of it. I also love the energy I’m filled with when I talked about 3D Bioprinting, and I love communicating it to people and see how they get interested in such an amazing project.
It might sound a little cheesy but I really want to change this world for the best and I feel like curing people and protecting animals might be a good start 😉
What do you hope to see happen with 3D bioprinting?
Everything and even more! I’m still pretty young you know 😉 I would like to see this technology create organs and save lives, abolish animal testing and cure devastating disease. I would like to see families stay bounded together because everybody can have the chance to be cured no matter where they come from or what income they have.
I may be tremendously optimistic but this is what I see through Bioprinting and I won’t be there if I didn’t hardly believe in it.
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings. I read all the books when I was 15 (+ the Hobbit, English version) and I know by heart the 3 movies (long version, original and French version). The first time I saw them I was 9 and I must have watched them, in average, at least twice a year since then.
What was your dream job as a child?
I think I never had a particular dream job. I only remember I wanted to do a manual job, something that needs skills and perfectionism. I remember I once wanted to be an antique furniture and painting restorer. I liked the idea of giving back beauty and life to a broken masterpiece.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
I’d like to be able to teleport myself and the one I touch, so that I could travel around the world with the one I love and see all the beauty nature has to offer in the most inaccessible places where almost no human being have ever been. Also I could be able to work abroad and still see my family as often as I want.