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Illumina Ventures: Arnaud Autret, William Byrne, Ronan Byrne, and Ivan Coulter

Illumina Ventures has added Arnaud Autret as principal and head of European operations, William Byrne as an associate, and Ronan Byrne and Ivan Coulter as venture advisors. 

Autret comes to the firm from M Ventures, the venture capital arm of Merck KGaA. He holds a doctorate in immunology from the Pasteur Institute. 

William Byrne holds a doctorate in tumor immunology from University College Cork and an MBA from INSEAD. 

Ronan Byrne is CEO and cofounder of Pharma Latch. He holds an MBA from University College Dublin. 

Coulter is founder and managing director of Eden BioPharma. He holds a doctorate in cancer research from University College Dublin and an MBA from Cornell University.

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