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Cécile CADOUX

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Cécile CADOUX

PhD Researcher (Nov. 19 - present)

166, Sciences II
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Biography: I obtained my BSc in Chemistry – Biology at Université Grenoble Alpes (France) in 2016 and my MSc in Molecular Chemistry (Chemical Biology specialty) at Sorbonne Université in Paris in 2018. After doing my MSc thesis in medicinal chemistry and organic synthesis, I finally decided to pursue in a PhD in Ross Milton’s team in Geneva for many reasons. 

Firstly, the nitrogenase research area is very recent and challenging because of its multidisciplinary approach. From inorganic molecular chemistry to biochemistry, using electrochemistry, biophysics and various analytical methods to unveil the mechanism of this fascinating enzyme, this research field is perfect for developing a large panel of theoretical and practical skills. It is also a great opportunity to create collaborations with many research teams.

Secondly, the understanding of its mechanism could bring many opportunities in new biotechnologies applications for ammonia and hydrogen production. Actually, the industrial process for ammonia production represents approximately 3% of global CO2 emissions. Regarding the actual issues about greenhouse gases emissions and climate change, it is crucial to find alternative industrial production.

Beside research in chemical biology, I love sports! Especially hiking, skiing, running and swimming, and Geneva is the perfect place for practicing all of them.