Dr Pauline Poinot
Transdisciplinary Researcher at IC2MP, Institute of Chemistry, University of Poitiers
Pauline Poinot is a transdisciplinary researcher at IC2MP, Institute of Chemistry, University of Poitiers, France. After obtaining a master’s degree in molecular biochemistry, she started a PhD on flavor chemistry and sensory analysis in Nantes. In 2010, she moved to the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, Orsay, where she trained in proteomics while investigating protein biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in patient cerebrospinal fluid.
Pauline then joined the Institute of Chemistry of Poitiers where she has initiated a novel research group whose major objective is to develop chemistry toolboxes for biology. Using her multidisciplinary background, she investigates chemical and biochemical strategies combining diverse "omics" approaches with the aim to highlight and monitor relevant biomarkers involved either in the origin or the basic processes of living systems.
A recent development in her research has been the identification of a VOC-based probe that allows solid cancers diagnosis and prognosis in vivo in real time.