Block copolymer self-assembly
Drug and gene delivery systems
Education and Experience
Dr. Christophe Schatz was hired as Assistant Professor in 2006 at “Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Physique et Biologie” in Bordeaux and researcher at LCPO. In december 2003, he defended his PhD thesis on “The solution behavior of polysaccharides and the formation of polyelectrolyte complexes” at the University of Lyon. In 2004‐2005, he went to the University of Newcastle (Australia) as a postodoctoral fellow to study the behavior of polymer stimuli‐responsive micelles at the solid‐liquid interface. This provided him with the opportunity to discover the world of polymer self‐assembly and to introduce him to the complex behavior of polymers at interfaces. He is currently working in the Polymer Self-Assembly & Life Sciences group at LCPO where he performs research on macromolecular assemblies in solution and at interfaces, with a special focus on polysaccharide-based systems.
Dr Christophe Schatz performed during the last years, in collaboration with chemists, physicists and biologists:
– Synthesis and self‐assembly behavior of the first polysaccharide‐block‐polypeptide copolymer system
– Adsorption of charged block copolymers with two adsorbing blocks onto solid surfaces
– Design of thermo-responsive polymer brush functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for remotely triggered drug release
-‘Encapsidation’ of polyelectrolyte complexes of RNA with amphiphilic block copolymers
In December 2019, he will defend his habilitation thesis entitled “Macromolar non-covalent self-assemblies in solution & on surfaces”.