Federation Gay Lussac-Academy of Sciences Prize for Chemistry at the Heart of Societal Challenges
The prize is awarded to Christelle HUREAU-SABATER, Research Director at CNRS in the Laboratoire de chimie de coordination (LCC – CNRS/) and Clotilde POLICAR, Professor at the Laboratoire des biomolécules (CNRS/ENS-PSL/Sorbonne Université) of the chemistry department at École Normale Supérieure-PSL.
Passionate about the role of metal cations in living systems, Christelle Hureau-Sabater has made significant contributions to bioinorganic chemistry related to amyloid pathologies. She has demonstrated the importance of copper and zinc ions in oxidative stress processes and peptide self-assembly associated with Alzheimer’s disease. She is also involved in the development of therapeutic approaches such as copper-chelating agents and modulation of amyloid formation.
Both laureates enthusiastically share their scientific knowledge through various activities, including public lectures, science theater, and hands-on experiments for young audiences. They are actively engaged in national and international responsibilities, particularly in the associations of their respective disciplines, such as FrenchBIC and SBIC.