Prof. Sabine Szunerits University of Lille, France1 Talk
Sabine Szunerits obtained her PhD in 1998 from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, UK, then spent two years at the ENS Paris as postdoctoral fellow financed by the Schrödinger-Auslandsstipendium (Austria). This was followed by several postdoctoral positions at Tufts University, Boston, USA, ENSCPB, Bordeaux, and CEA Grenoble.... read moreIn 2004 she became a Full Professor at the INPGrenoble (Laboratoire d’Electrochimie et de Physcio-Chimie des Matériaux et des Interfaces). After a CNRS delegation of 2 years at the Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie, Lille, she was appointed Full Professor at the University of Lille (ULille) in 2009. In 2010 she was appointed “member junior” at the “Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) for a period of 5 years.
She is a co-author of >360 research publications, 12 cover arts, has edited 4 books, and wrote 20 book chapters in subjects related to nanotechnology, materials chemistry, and biosensors. In 2018 the CNRS honoured her with the “médaille d’argent du CNRS” for her contribution to sensors and nanomedicine for fighting against bacterial and viral infections. She was involved in several European Projects including (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES-Materials and Interfaces for Energy Storage and Conversion (MATCON)) and FLAG-ERA JTC 2015- Graphene‐based opto-electrochemical sensor for the simultaneous monitoring of the electrical and chemical activity of single cells (Graphtivity). She has been coordinating the Marie Curie action FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES-Photorelease-fabrication of particles with photo-receptors, and is currently coordinating the Marie Curie action (H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 - Pathogen and Graphene (PANG)), involving 7 different academic and industrial partners. She was ISE Regional Representative of France between 2017-2019, is currently one of the editors of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Advisory Board Member of ACS Sensors and ACS Applied Materials&Interfaces.
Her current research interests are in the area of materials science for sensing and transdermal delivery as well as on the development of nanostructures against viral and bacterial infections.