Université de Strasbourg

Announcing the 2023 Fellows

03 April 2023

This year, the University of Strasbourg’s Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) welcomes 13 researchers who will embark on their Fellowships in 2023, to work on 12 projects.

The new Fellows represent a wide variety of domains; including medicinal chemistry, neuroscience, biophysics, material chemistry, astrophysics and biosystems chemistry in the life sciences and natural sciences; and history, sociology, medieval studies, literature and ethnomusicology in the social sciences and humanities.

One project involves a collaboration between a Strasbourg-based Fellow and an external Fellow from the United States. Five other external Fellows will be hosted by a Strasbourg-based research institute in their field, working as part of the academic community.

Topics range from exploring a new functional region in the human brain, “click” chemistry, controlling intrinsically disordered proteins, new molecules to fight multi-resistant fungal infections, to new ways of studying medieval texts, the politics of memory in Russia, the culture of mountain rescue guides, and the emergence of medical authority in the 18th century.

The Fellows are:

  • Dr. Marie Balas, Laboratory for interdisciplinary cultural studies (LinCS), University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France 
  • Dr. Michel Barrot, Institute of Cellular and Integrative Neuroscience (INCI), University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France   
  • Professor Line Bourel, Laboratory of Design and Application of Bioactive Molecules (CAMB), University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France - Laboratory for Therapeutic Innovation (LIT) as of January 2024
  • Dr. Samuel Dagorne, Strasbourg Institute of Chemistry, University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France - joint project with Professor Rudolf Wehmschulte
  • Dr. Dina Khapaeva, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA   
  • Professor Siv Lie, University of Maryland, USA   
  • Dr. Florent Renaud, Lund University, Sweden   
  • Dr. Daniel Riveline, Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (IGBMC), University of Strasbourg, CNRS and Inserm, France   
  • Professor Meghan Roberts, Bowdoin College, USA   
  • Professor Vladimir Torbeev, Biotechnology and cell signaling (BSC), University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France   
  • Dr. Madeline Vauthier, Charles Sadron Institute (ICS), University of Strasbourg and CNRS, France   
  • Professor Rudolf Wehmschulte, Florida Institute of Technology, USA - joint project with Dr. Samuel Dagorne
  • Dr. Marie-Sophie Winter, University of Picardy Jules Verne (UPJV), France   


CNRS: French National Centre for Scientific Research
Inserm: French National Institute of Health and Medical Research

The full list with project titles is already available; more information on the Fellows and their projects will be published soon.

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