Université de Strasbourg

Christelle Hureau

Christelle Hureau

Christelle Hureau did her PhD in Orsay (France) in the Inorganic Chemistry Lab, on coordination chemistry of Mn-based structural models of the water oxidizing centre of the Photosystem II and graduated in 2003. Then, she made three post-docs at the frontier between chemistry, biochemistry and advanced spectroscopy and electrochemistry. In 2007, she joined the Coordination Chemistry Lab in Toulouse (France) as a tenured CNRS researcher in the Biologicial Chemistry Group headed by Prof. P. Faller. She is a recipient of the 2012 CNRS Bronze medal and of the 2013 award from the Coordination Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society. She was awarded by the French foundation on Alzheimer’s disease in 2013 to lead a project on the molecular recognition of amyloid-β oligomers, a key element of the amyloid cascade process linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In 2015, she received an ERC starting Grant to study the role of zinc in the aetiology of AD and in therapeutic strategies based on chelation. She is the authors of more than 70 publications and is strongly involved in scientific dissemination. She will be (co)chair of the next Journées de Chimie de Coordination, FrenchBIC meetings and International Symposium on Applied Bio-Inorganic Chemistry. She has recently taken the leadership of the research group in Toulouse.

As part of her fellowship, Christelle Hureau is working on peptides as biological shuttles for copper ions, together with her collaborator Peter Faller.

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