SFNano welcomes the 2 new board members:

Dr Sylvie BEGIN-COLIN et Dr Yohann CORVIS

Sylvie Begin-Colin is professor at the European Engineering School in Chemistry, Material and Polymer (ECPM) of the University of Strasbourg and is currently Director of ECPM. She is developing a research activity at the Institute of Physic and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg on the synthesis, functionalization and organisation of oxide nanoparticles for biomedical, energy and environmental applications and is head of the team “Chemical enginnering of functional nanomaterials”. One great part of her research activity is devoted to the design of oxide nanoparticles as these nano-objects are highly sought after for their applications in the biomedical field and are also considered as the building blocks of the future nanotechnological devices.


Dr. Yohann Corvis holds an engineering doctorate in physical chemistry, material sciences and process (BioMaDe Technology Foundation, The Netherlands / CNRS / Université de Lorraine, 2005). His doctoral work dealt with the elaboration of biocatalytic surfaces by self‐assembly of (bio)organic systems such as oxidoreductases, esterases, cyclodextrin, calixarene, and fullerene derivatives on protein‐coated surfaces. After two years of postdoctoral studies at Warsaw University, Metz University, and IFPen Rueil‐Malmaison Institute, he was recruited to the School of Pharmacy of Paris (Faculty of Health, Université de Paris) in 2008 as an associate Professor in the physical chemistry of drugs research area; there, he obtained his accreditation to supervise research in 2013. He currently works in the CNRS/Inserm group UTCBS (Chemical and Biological Techniques for Health, led by Nathalie Mignet) on state of matter of raw pharmaceutical materials, characterization of intermolecular interactions, and the formulation of final products for anesthetic, antitumor, and anti‐inflammatory therapies, from pre‐formulation to in vivo evaluation of the formulated systems. To date, he has authored 47 publications, 3 patents, and 1 book chapter. He has supervised 48 internship and 3 PhD students. His work has been presented at 66 international symposia, 32 national symposia, and 21 invited talks.