Newsletter Chicago #19 - August/September 2013

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This month, we would like to welcome the new Scientific Attache in Chicago : Marc Rousset. Marc Rousset was Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France), headed the BioME Program at the National Research Agency (ANR, France), headed the nationwide group of research on Bioinspired and Biological Processes for Energy (PROBBE) and was in charge of the renewable energies at the Program management office in the Inter-establishment Agency of Research for Development (AIRD, France).

After a Master in Biochemistry and a thesis in Molecular Biology, he joined the CNRS in 1991 as a researcher. With his team, he studied the biological functions of hydrogen metabolism in microorganisms
and the catalytic mechanism of the key enzymes in these processes: hydrogenases. He made important contribution to the understanding on the intramolecular transfer of electron and on gas diffusion in proteins. He is the author of over fifty publications (*) in journals of high impact factor. He was also interested in the potential applications of his research especially in the biofuels sector with the production of biohydrogen.
(*) Available at: pubmed

In our newsletter, two highlights this month : Pr. Richard Morimoto awarded Les Palmes Académiques, and a new cooperation between the U.S. and Europe on Food, Nutrition and Nanotech Standards.

Find also the latest news in Agriculture on gene’s sequence and diseases, in Food Science with focus on sustainability and food safety, and in Biofuel which try to improve the production process.

Enjoy your read!

Marc Rousset, Scientific attaché
Cécile Camerlynck, Deputy scientific attaché

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