Immersion in the Nanoworld


Dr Carole Fauquet

Dr Carole FAUQUET got her PhD in Materials Science from Sorbonne Universités (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris) in 1992. She then joined the Professor W.R. Salaneck at Linköping Universität, Sweden, to study the interaction of conjugated polymers and oligomers with metals. She obtained an Associate Professor position in Surface Science at Aix Marseille Université in 1994. She studied metal/organic molecule chemical bonds with X-ray spectroscopy for various applications (Aerospace industry, luminescent displays, microelectronics…).

She also used Scanning Force Microscopy to study surface topography. She integrated the X-Tip team in Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille in 2009 and worked on Scanning Probe Microscopy coupling with X-ray spectrometry to get simultaneously sample topography and chemical mapping at high lateral resolution. The team pioneering work led to the development of a Shear Force Microscope allowing X-ray induced sample luminescence acquisition through the microscope tip (pulled optical fibre) at very high lateral resolution (50 nm).

Her team currently extends its field of expertise to the domain of fibered X-ray sensors. She is now working at Argonne National Laboratory for 6 months to couple Scanning Tunneling Microscopy with X-ray Excited Optical Luminescence.




Climate change and viral emergence in humans and domestic animals


Dr Jean-Claude Manuguerra

Jean Claude Manuguerra holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences’ from the faculty of Pharmacy from the Université Paris XI at Châtenay-Malabry (France). He was appointed Head of the ‘Environment and Infectious risks’ research team at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He also manages the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU).

He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Alert and Response Network (GOARN) coordinated by the World Health Organization and acted as Chair of this committee for an 18 month term. He is the French Representative to the Laboratory Network of the Global Health Security Action Group of the G7, and Corresponding Member of the French Veterinary Academy. He is also the Chief Editor of the ‘Intervirology’ Journal.