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Experiences

Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Since March 2014

    Natural extracts analysis and valorization (essential oils, hydrosols, solvent extracts). Phytochemistry Analytical development Supervision of several master and licence students Analytical skills : GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC-DAD-ELSD, HPTLC, Flash chromatography, UHPLC-MS, bioassays Fundings: - ANR Exsudarch - Extraits de Bourbon - Indemne

Past Experience

  • Engineer
    November 2013 --- November 2013
    Research valorisation activities

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    October 2010 --- October 2012
    Use of experimental simulation and analytical chemistry techniques to research the sources, technology and preservation of tars and pitches from maritime archaeological contexts. The key aims of the project were: - to understand the range and sequence of timber waterproofing / preservative used on the Newport Ship, both in its original construction and subsequent repairs; - to model degradation pathways of tar and pitch from the Newport Ship and the comparative archaeological material and using simulated degradation in the laboratory. Analytical development. GC-MS routine maintenance Analytical skills : GC-MS, FTIR Funding: Marie Curie Fellowship IEF-FP7-People

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    September 2009 --- August 2010
    Assessing past agrobiodiversity of Prunus avium L. (Rosaceae): a morphometric approach Abundant and diverse Prunus fruitstone remains from cherries, plums, sloes, peaches, etc. are frequently recovered from archaeological waterlogged contexts such as wells, latrines, lake dwellings etc. in Europe. The distinction between most of the Prunus species, based on traditional morphological characters of the fruit stones, is usually not problematic. However the discrimination between P. avium L., P. cerasus L. and related cherry species, based on classical criteria alone, often turns out to be ambiguous because of the increasing number of varieties which have been bred since Roman times. By combining geometric and traditional morphometrical approaches, the overall variation in shape and size of stones from several excavations dating from the 1st century to the 16th century AD were assessed. Analytical development Analytical skills : geometric morphometry, traditional morphometry Funding: grant of the ANR FRUCTIMEDHIS “Plant cultivation improvements and new foodstuffs during Antiquity and the Middle Ages: cross-perceptions and readings of the history of fruit trees in the French Mediterranean area”.

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry
    October 2005 --- November 2008
    In the present study, the molecular composition of four series of archaeological organic samples presumed to contain Dipterocarpaceae resin (dammar) were investigated by chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Samples have been collected during terrestrial excavations at Khao Sam Kaeo (Thailand, 4th-2nd centuries BC) or were collected within or close to the Belitung wreck (Indonesia, 9th century AD) and the Malacca wreck (Malaysia, 16th century AD) or in the cargo of the Brunei wreck (15th-16th centuries AD). This structural study was completed by the analysis of fresh dammar resins from different genus and species, originating from Vietnam. The molecular study of these samples, in particular of their triterpenic composition, allowed us to establish the presence of pure dammar or of dammar in association with other organic substances (bitumen, pitch) and to determine their taxonomy. Correlations between samples enabled also the establishment of new identification parameters allowing identifying dammar even in very altered samples or in mixtures. Some of the natural (oxidation, biodegradation) and anthropogenic alteration processes undergone by the archaeological samples analysed here were elucidated and further corroborated by laboratory experiments of simulation. Analytical development Analytical skills : GC-FID, GC-MS, column chromatography Funding: European Postgraduate School GRK 532 "Physical Methods for the structural Investigation of New Materials"

  • Master student
    October 2004 --- July 2005
    Post-translational modifications of the ATF7 transcription factor : phosphorylation and SUMOylation Analytical skills: PCR, Immunoprecipitation, GST pull down, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, Affinity chromatography, Cellular transfection, Protein purification Funding: La ligue

Personality

Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityCommunicativeCollaborationCuriosityCritical thinkingDiligenceFlexibilityInterest in knowledgeOrganizationSelf-disciplineSociability

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
Analytical ChemistryScientific articles writingNatural substancesGC/MSArcheometryHPLCChromatographyLaboratoryResearchPurificationscienceSpectroscopie infrarouge à transformée de FourierSDS-PAGEBiochimieRéaction en chaîne par polyméraseAnglaisGC-FIDProject ManagementMass SpectrometryOrganic ChemistryMuseum CollectionsArcheologyAgeingPhytochemistry

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
Analytical skills Analyze data Develop protocols Report data Write papers Write protocolsAttend seminars, courses and meetings within and outside the companyBiomarker Researchcollaborate in research projects at universitiesCollaborate with principal investigatordrafting grant applicationsGuide studentsInterpret analytical resultsInterpret scientific dataLiaise with research teamManuscript preparation and reviewOral presentationPublication of articlesResearch at universitiesTrain on site staffUnderstand protocolsUse laboratory techniquesWork under specific instructionsWrite documentsWrite final reportsWrite papersWritten presentation

Education

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry from Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France in 2008
  • Master in Structural and Molecular Biology from Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France in 2005

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
French
Native
English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Elementary Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Scientific Writer
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Nice, France

Others

Driving License
  • Yes