Director of research at CNRS at the Institut Curie .
Jean Louis Viovy is Research Director at the CNRS. Since 1999, he leads within the Institut Curie (UMR168) the MMBM team (Macromolecules and Microsystems in Biology and Medicine) comprising about 25 researchers (permanent, Engineers, PhD students and postdocs). He was awarded the Bronze Medal of the CNRS (1983), the Polymer Prize of the French Chemical Society (1996), the Philip Morris Scientific Prize in 1996 (with F. Caron, D. Chatenay and R. Lavery) and two OSEO Entrepreneurship Awards in 2004 and 2005.
He is author or co-author of more than 180 articles (factor 42 H) and 20 patents. He has been involved in seven European projects, including 3 as coordinator. He was recently granted with ERC funding (advanced grant) on the topic of development of artificial organs. He is member of the board of the Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society, which organizes the MicroTAS conference, and was chairman of this conference in 2007 in Paris.
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