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I have a background in chemistry, and I have been working on enzymes mimics, molecular motors, and the first developments of digital enzymatic assays [Nat Biotech 2005]. I now focus on information-processing in (natural or artificial) molecular systems, and the realisation of parallel or collective chemical computers based on DNA encoding.

I think that a number issues in chemistry, biology and medicine come from our difficulty to grasp molecular-scale phenomena and that having programmable, smart emissaries (aka molecular programs) acting within the systems of interest may ease progress in many fields.

I have an ERC-funded project running since 2015 along these lines. It attempts to use molecular systems as programmable surrogates in ultra-high throughput directed evolution projects. In other words, we are trying to build artificial chemical worlds, where evolution is biased toward predefined functional forms.

We are also working on better diagnostic tools for the detection of ultra-dilute biomarkers. These approaches are based on the idea that biomarker detection is a form of signal processing (but at a molecular level).

 

You can download my resume here.

 

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