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Catherine Picart, Professor at Grenoble INP

  Catherine Picart, Professeur des Universités 


  • 1994 : Master in Biomedical Engineering, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France.
  • 1994 : Engineering degree in physics of Materials, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France
  • 1997 : PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
  • 2002 : Habilitation to conduct research, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France


  • 1997-1998, Post-doctoral training, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, Department of Bioengineering (Prof. D.E. Discher)
  • 1998-2004 : Assistant Professor, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France. Lab of Dr. JC Voegel. 
  • 2004-2008 : Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Health, University of Montpellier 2, France. 
  • 2008-2009 : Associate Professor, Grenoble-Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France. 
  • 2009-2013 : Full Professor (PR1), Grenoble-INP. Head of the Interactions between materials and biological matter group at the LMGP Laboratory in MINATEC.
  • sept 2013-present : Full Professor (PREXC 1), Grenoble INP. 





Biomaterials, Biophysics, Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicine, Nanomaterials, Self-assembly of proteins, Drug delivery


Self-assembly of proteins on material surfaces :

Biomaterials for musculo-skeletal tissue engineering and cancer therapeutics


103 publications and 10 invited reviews in peer-reviewed journals such as PNAS, Adv. Mat., Biomaterials, Adv. Funct. Mat, Acta. Biomat., Small, Biophys. J., , Biomacromolecules, Langmuir, J. Cell Biol., J. Cell Sci.


  1. Ren, K., Crouzier, T., Roy, C., Picart, C. Polyelectrolyte multilayers of controlled stiffness modulate myoblast differentiation. Adv. Funct. Mat. 18, 1-12, 2008.
  2. Carvalho, K., Ramos, L., Roy, C., Picart, C. Giant unilamellar vesicles containing phosphatidylinositol(4,5)bisphosphate : characterization and functionality. Biophys. J. 95(9):4348-60, 2008.
  3. Crouzier, T., Ren, K., Nicolas, C., Roy, C., Picart. C. Layer-by-layer films as a biomimetic reservoir for rhBMP2 delivery : controlled differentiation of myoblasts to osteoblasts. Small, 5:598-608, 2009.
  4. Boudou, T., Crouzier, T., Ren, K., Blin, G. and C. Picart. Multiple functionalities of polyelectrolyte multilayer films : new biomedical applications. Advanced Materials, 22:441-467, 2010.
  5. Crouzier, T., Fourel, L., Boudou, T., Albiges-Rizo, C., and C. Picart. Presentation of BMP-2 from a soft biopolymeric film unveils its activity on cell adhesion and migration. Adv. Mat. 23:H111-H118, 2011.
  6. Guillot, R., Gilde, F., Becquart, P., Sailhan, F., Lapeyrere, A., Logeart-Avramoglou, D., and C. Picart. The stability of BMP loaded polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings on titanium. Biomaterials 34:5537-5546, 2013.
  7. Almodovar, J., Guillot, R., Monge, C., Vollaire, J., Sellimovic, S., Coll, J.L., Khademhosseini, A., and C. Picart. Spatial patterning of BMP-2 and BMP-7 from polymeric films and the guidance of muscle stem cell fate. Biomaterials35:3975-85, 2014.
  8. Liu, X-Q., and Picart, C. Layer-by-layer assemblies for cancer treatment and diagnosis. Adv. Mater28:1295-1301, 2016.

Written by Catherine Picart

Date of update May 14, 2016

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