Our mission

Luxia Scientific's mission is to improve health and wellbeing through the development of innovative diagnostics targeting the microbiome.

Our mission

"The genetic analysis of the gut microbiome is a novel approach that helps to better understand our health and the effect of our dietary habits. By launching 1test1™ for the first time in France, we hope that many people will benefit from the scientific discoveries made in this field. Welcome to the wonderful world of the bacteria that reside within us!"

Professor Alessandra Cervino,
CEO and Founder of Luxia Scientific

Scientific Knowhow

Scientific Knowhow

Luxia Scientific is a very special company, it puts scientific excellence and sharing at the heart of its values. That's because its team is made up of professionals passionate about science and education.

Innovation is at the heart of our business. Luxia Scientific supports research and collaborates closely with Ecole CentraleSupélec and the  laboratory IBBL. The research resulting from these collaborations will reinforce our knowledge in the microbiome field and will provide an ever better service to our customers.

The management of Luxia Scientific is made up of international experts all affiliated to schools or universities (Ecole CentraleSupélec, University of Miami, University of Split). In addition, Luxia's scientific committee includes professors, European specialists in microbiology, nutrition and the gut microbiome.

Recent scientific articles and posters

  • MSPminer: abundance-based reconstitution of microbial pan-genomes from shotgun metagenomic data. Plaza Oñate F, Le Chatelier E, Almeida M, Cervino ACL, Gauthier F, Magoulès F, Ehrlich SD, Pichaud M. Bioinformatics. 2018.

  • Design of a stool collection kit for home based microbiome research. A Cervino, I Ugrina, I Sanche, C Mathay, A Hogan, W Ammerlaan, E Charalambous and Gaël Hamot. MBIO 2018.
  • Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass profoundly changes gut microbiota compared to Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: a metagenomic comparative analysis. W Farin, F Plaza Oñate, J Plassais, C Bonny, C Beglinger, B Woelnerhanssen, D Nocca, F Magoules, E Le Chatelier, N Pons, A Cervino, S. D Ehrlich. IHMC 2018.
  • Gut Microbial Diversity Is Reduced in Smokers with Crohn's Disease. Opstelten JL, Plassais J, van Mil SW, Achouri E, Pichaud M, Siersema PD, Oldenburg B, Cervino AC. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2016
  • American Gut: an Open Platform for Citizen Science Microbiome Research
    D McDonald, E Hyde, JW Debelius, JT Morton… - mSystems, 2018

Advisory board

Alessandra Cervino
Loic Maurel
Philippe Jaffré
Patrizia Luchetta
Thibault Depardon
Elodie Kazek Voisin

Our team

Alessandra Cervino
Founder and CEO
MSc, DPhil
Lili Baraton
Product Lead
Marketing Engineer
Ivo Ugrina
Director of Bioinformatics
Guillaume Gbikpi-Benissan
R&D Engineer

Join us

We are always happy to hear from talented people. If you are interested in working at Luxia Scientific, please send us an email to