Bertrand Garbay

Bertrand Garbay picture

Category: Faculties

Status: Full professor

Employer: Bordeaux INP

Team: Polymer self-assembly and life sciences

Location: ENSCBP Building A Office N0-28

+33(0)5 5684 6186


Key Research Areas: Molecular biology  Expression of recombinant proteins  Biochemistry of ELPs  Tissue engineering

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Education and experience

Pr. Bertrand Garbay received his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Bordeaux in 1988, supervised by Pr. Jacques Bonnet. After his military service in a laboratory of the health service of the French army (IMTSSA, Marseille), where he set-up a detection system for the yellow fever virus in cell cultures, he obtained a post-doctoral position in Professor Anthony Campagnoni’s laboratory (Neuropsychiatry Institute, University of California Los Angeles). There, he studied the expression of myelin genes in the central nervous system. In 1990, he was appointed Associate Professor at the University Bordeaux 2. Between 1990 and 2000, he pursued his studies of the nervous system myelination in the laboratory of Pr. Jacques Bonnet, and thereafter in the research unit of Pr. Claude Cassagnes. He was then appointed Full professor in 2001 at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Technologie des Biomolécules de Bordeaux (ENSTBB, University Bordeaux2 and now Bordeaux INP). Between 2001 and 2005, his research projects were focused on the study of the regulation of the expression of enzymes involved in lipid metabolism in plants. Between 2005 and 2015, he headed the research unit EA 4135 at ENSTBB. This laboratory studied new processes for the expression and purification of recombinant proteins in bacteria, fungi and mammalian cells, with a specific interest for antimicrobial peptides. The biofilms formation by bacteria was another topic studied in this laboratory. Since 2016, Bertrand Garbay joined LCPO to develop the bioproduction of polymers like the Elastin-like polypeptides (ELP).

Achievements and functions

Member of the Scientific Council of Bordeaux-INP, of the Council of ENSTBB, of the Doctoral School of Biology of Bordeaux University.

Teaching activities

Teaching Regulation of Gene Expression, Synthetic Biology, Transcriptomic and Bio-mimetism for the first, second and third years of the school of engineers in biotechnology ENSTBB.

Scientific production

Pr. Bertrand Garbay has published 60 research articles and reviews and he is co-inventor of 2 patents.

Latest publications

  • Coupling of RAFT polymerization and chemoselective post-modifications of elastin-like polypeptides for the synthesis of gene delivery hybrid vectors figure

    Coupling of RAFT polymerization and chemoselective post-modifications of elastin-like polypeptides for the synthesis of gene delivery hybrid vectors Journal article

    Bravo Anaya Lourdes Monica M, Rosselgong Julien, FernÁndez-SolÍs Karla Gricelda, Xiao Ye, Vax Amélie, Ibarboure Emmanuel, Ruban Anna, Lebleu Coralie, Joucla Gilles, Garbay Bertrand, Garanger Elisabeth, Lecommandoux Sebastien

    Journal title: Polymer Chemistry, Page(s): DOI: 10.1039/D0PY01293A 10.1039/D0PY01293A (2020)