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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. 
  • since sept 2009 : Full Professor (PR1), Grenoble-INP. Head of the Interactions between materials and biological matter group at the LMGP Laboratory in MINATEC.
  • since sept 2013 : Full Professor (PREXC 1), Grenoble INP. 




  • 2007-2011: Member of the National French University Committee CNU 64
  • 2009-2011 : Expert for OMNT (Observatory for Micro and Nanotechnologies, Nanomedicine)
  • Since 2008: Member of the scientific council of the competitivity pole TRIMATEC
  • 2011-2013 : Responsible for the Axis 6 - Biomaterials- of the LABEX CEMAM
  • Since 2012 : Member of the CNRS National Committee Section 11
  • Since 2013 : Member of the Administrative Council of MEDICALPS
  • Since 2013 : Member of the Comité de Pilotage of Nanoscience Foundation


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


Self-assembly of proteins on material surfaces :

Biomaterials for musculo-skeletal tissue engineering and cancer therapeutics :


89 publications and 6 invited reviews in peer-reviewed journals such as PNAS, Adv. Mat., Biomaterials, Adv. Funct. Mat, Small, Biophys. J., J. Cell Sci., Biomacromolecules, Langmuir, Acta. Biomat.


  1. Picart, C., Mutterer, J., Richert, L., Luo, Y., Prestwitch, G., D., Schaaf, P., Voegel, J-C., and Ph. Lavalle. Molecular basis for the explanation of exponential growth of polyelectrolyte multilayers. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 99, 12531-12535, 2002.
  2. Picart C, Elkaim R, Richert, L., Audoin F, Da Silva Cardoso, M., Schaaf, P., Voegel, J-C., Frisch, B. Primary osteoblasts adhesion onto RGD functionalized and cross-linked polyelectrolyte multilayer films. Adv Funct Mat. 15, 83-94, 2005.
  3. Ren, K., Crouzier, T., Roy, C., Picart, C. Polyelectrolyte multilayers of controlled stiffness modulate myoblast differentiation. Adv. Funct. Mat. 18, 1-12, 2008.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Written by Catherine Picart

Date of update November 26, 2015

Université Grenoble Alpes
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