Karen Druart was a PhD. student at Maison de la Simulation and Laboratoire de chimie de polytechnique from 2013 to 2016, funded by a CEA grant. She was co-advised by Thomas Simonson and Edouard Audit. On the 5th of December 2016, she defended her PhD. thesis entitled “Défis algorithmiques pour les simulations biomoléculaires et la conception de protéines".