Talents CNRS 2022

Talents CNRS 2022
Valérie Pichon is full professor at Sorbonne University and she leads since 2009 the Department of analytical, bioanalytical sciences and miniaturization, part of the UMR Chimie Biologie Innovation, a team of 25 researchers (permanents, postdoctoral and PhD students) located at the ESPCI Paris. She also co-leads the UMR CBI 8231 since January 2014 (more than 100 researchers).
Her major research interests include developing stationary phases based on antibodies or aptamers and molecularly imprinted polymers to selectively extract organic, and more recently inorganic, molecules in complex samples, always trying to miniaturize these tools.
She is author of more than 140 publications (h_index 45), 5 book chapters, holds 3 patents. She was rewarded in 2001 with the Analytical Chemistry Department of the French Society of Chemistry Prize. She is currently Vice-President of AfSep (Association Française des Sciences Séparatives).



Claire Wilhelm is CNRS Research Director (DR1), she is physicist by training. She is member of Physico Chimie Curie (UMR 168) at Institut Curie. She was recruited as staff CNRS scientist (Condensed Matter section) in 2003, after obtaining her PhD in 2002 in soft matter physics. Since then, she has oriented the research to biophysics and in particlar to the biomedical field. Her works during this last decade lied at the crossroads of magnetism, biophysics and nanomedicine and were resolutely multidisciplinary, taking advantage of the physical properties of magnetic nanoparticles to develop more effective treatments and new methods of medical investigation or tissue engineering. She was appointed CNRS research director in 2013 and senior research director in 2018. She received the CNRS bronze medal in 2011, the Louis Ancel prize in 2014, two ERC consolidator grants and a ERC POC grant in 2022. She has co-authored 200+ publications (15 000+ citations, h-index 66) and she delivered +80 invited lectures.