Daniele Noel is currently a Research Director/Professor at Inserm in the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Biotherapies (IRMB) in Montpellier. She received her PhD in Health Biology from Bordeaux University in 1992. She did a post-doc at the Institute of Molecular Genetics in Montpellier in the field of recombinant retrovirology and gene therapy (1992-1999). She then moved to the Inserm Institute in Montpellier to work on cell therapy. She is currently leading the group “Mesenchymal stem cell biology and cartilage therapies” including 13 staff members. Her main research interests are the biology of mesenchymal stem cells and regenerative medicine for autoimmune and osteo-articular diseases. A particular focus is on understanding the mechanism of action of mesenchymal stem cells and the role of extracellular vesicles together on developing innovative approaches for cartilage engineering and therapies. She has authored more than 150 publications (H index: 54; citations: 12031).