Molecular simulation models of biomimetic polymers in lipid bilayers

Adrien Berthault

Short Bio

My education is a combination of many domains. Mainly having focused on applied mathematics and then on physics, I especially liked probability (with a special interest in Markov chains) and statistics, statistical physics and computer sciences during my BSc. Wishing to apply these basic tools towards interesting systems (such as biomedical research), I discovered over the course of my MSc (international) programme many new elements that started to satisfy my curiosity in interdisciplinary (team)work.

My first internship (5 weeks, BSc) in theoretical physics about modelling of yeast osmoregulation gave me the taste for the scientific research and thanks to my MSc, I got the opportunity to perform many others and thus, to work in many different fields. I carried out during the last year of my MSc three 3-month interdisciplinary internships. The first one, at the MSC lab/Bichat hospital in Paris, was about Causality analyses of neural respiratory network in Humans (healthy people and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) patients). I got the opportunity for the second one to work in Leipzig (Isthmus SARL, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Germany) and it was dedicated to track particular organisms using databases. The most recent one, at the ENS LPS in Paris, was about Interplay between iron starvation and mobility for the bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

2014-present Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Early Stage Researcher. Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
2011 – 2013 MSc (Upper second class Honours). Interdisciplinary Approaches to Life Science (Interdisciplinary & International programme)
Paris 5&7 Universities, Paris
2010 – 2012 BSc Physics. Les Grands Moulins (Paris 7), Paris
2007 – 2010 Mathematics. Second-year University Diploma
Les Grands Moulins (Paris 7), Paris

SNAL Project

  • ESR2-T: Molecular simulation models of biomimetic polymers in lipid bilayers

    Theoretical physics, theory in soft matter, computer simulations Contact Adrien Berthault Objectives The aim of this project is to understand the interactions of lipid membranes with nano-objects including functional biomimetic polymers, polymeric micelles, carbon nanotubes and polymer therapeutic complexes/conjugates to enable the intelligent design of novel materials with improved bilayer modifying properties. A full range ...

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    Work in progress.