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 with european hopitals, universities and laboratories. The research resulting from these collaborations will reinforce our knowledge in the microbiome field and will provide an ever better service to our customers.

Luxia Scientific's scientific committee includes eminent professors, european specialists in immunology, neurology, microbiology or nutrition.

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
Alessandra Cervino's publications

Advisory board

Alessandra Cervino
Philippe Jaffré
Elodie Kazek Voisin
Julien Bourret
Alexis Nogues
Pascaline Gervoson

Scientific committee

Guy Gorochov
Pascal Derkinderen

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 
[email protected].