Prof. Carole Chaix
Carole Chaix is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). She graduated from the University of Grenoble (France) where she obtained a Master in Biological and Medical Engineering and a Ph.D. degree. She started her career as academic Researcher at the University of Montpellier in 1991. After four years in Montpellier and one year spent at the Hybridon company in Boston (US), where she was involved in the development of antisense oligonucleotides for cancer therapy, she moved to the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon to work in the CNRS-bioMérieux research unit. Her research activities were focused on the development of innovative approaches for in vitro diagnostics. In 2008, she joined the Institute of Analytical Sciences to work on biosensors.
Carole Chaix has a strong experience in developing innovative approaches, tools and devices for the detection of a wide range of biological targets (DNA, proteins, antibodies, bacteria, viruses,…) in biological samples. Her skills relate to biomolecule synthesis, labeling and immobilization on various supports such as plastics, polymers, silica, glass and metals. Her research focuses on the development of bio-functionalized nanomaterials and bioanalytical systems such as biosensors and biochips for applications in diagnostics, in vivo imaging and nanomedicine. She is currently involved in the development of potential-assisted grafting reactions for addressing biomolecules on gold and carbonaceous materials. She is also interested in the elaboration of multi-functionalized nanoparticles to improve the sensitivity of biosensors. Carole Chaix has coordinated several National projects dedicated to the development of in vitro tests for biomedical diagnosis. She is the co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 24) and 8 patents.
Carole Chaix is co-editor of Frontiers in Chemical Sensors and member of the International Advisory Board of Analytical Bioanalytical Chemistry. In the last 3 years, she was member of the french research agency (ANR). She also served as scientific evaluator of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships of the european research agency.