Julia Chamot-Rooke received her Ph.D. from Pierre et Marie Curie University (Paris) in 1996 and joined the CNRS as a junior scientist in 1998. She worked in the Department of Chemistry at the Ecole Polytechnique until 2012 where she mainly used FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry to study peptides and small proteins. Julia Chamot-Rooke was appointed a senior scientist by the CNRS in 2010.
In September 2012 she moved to the Institut Pasteur Paris, as head of the newly created Structural Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Unit. Her research focuses on the development of innovative approaches in structural proteomics, such as top-down proteomics, for the analysis of proteins involved in infectious diseases.
Since the 1st of January 2017, Julia Chamot-Rooke is the head of a mixed Institut Pasteur/CNRS Unit of Service and Research: the USR2000 MSBio (Mass Spectrometry for Biology).
Julia Chamot-Rooke is the French representative to the International Mass Spectrometry Foundation.