- – Ingenieur d’etude CNRS
- – 39 years of electron microscopy
- – Negative stain and cryo electron microscopy of proteins, liposomes, viruses, exosomes…
Gérard starts his career in electron microscopy back in 1981 as a technician in the lab of O. Croissant (Institut Pasteur), where he was very involved in the characterization of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). In 1995, he follows D. Louvard to Institut Curie, where he gains his first experience in Cryo Electron Microscopy (CryoEM) next to G. Raposo. Three years later, he joins the laboratory of J. L. Rigaud and studies 2D crystals of membrane proteins.
In 2001 he returned to Institut Pasteur to install the first FEG microscope. Since this date he has joined the electron microscopy facility of Pasteur, and since the beginning, he is involved in the UTECH UBI. He is mainly working with proteins, viruses, liposomes, using negative stain and cryo electron microscopy in 2D.
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