The LSABM is a teaching and research laboratory.

Its main research theme is the design and study of new analytical and bioanalytical strategies to respond to an important societal demand from many social-economic domains (industry, public health, food safety, environment, human safety, fraud, doping ...). These demands have many common aspects, namely a need for fast, low cost, easy-to-use field analyzes and from very small to very complex samples, with very often compounds to be searched for trace level.

To answer this, the current themes concern in part the separative sciences with the implementation of multidimensional systems for the analysis of complex samples and the design of new highly selective phases for trace analysis (immobilization of antibodies and of aptamers, synthesis of molecular imprinted polymers). To increase the speed of separations and to reduce the size of samples, the miniaturization of integrated analytical systems is one of the priority areas for research, whether the fluids are managed by an electroosmotic or hydrodynamic flow. An originality of the work is the synthesis of selective phases in situ in the microchannels. Bioanalytical chemistry is also a strong axis by integrating the concepts from bioassays into analytical strategies to bring speed and selectivity and thus design miniaturized field tests or integrated rapid diagnostic systems (search for exposure biomarkers, target proteins, toxins, allergens ...).

The laboratory also has more specific research objectives in the field of chemistry for the environment with the study of the fate and migration of the latest generation of pesticides, the environmental fate of bioactive substances (drug residues, toxins, hormone disruptors) and toxin studies produced by microalgae. Monitoring methodologies in a security / defense context are also developed in relation to the NRBC program.


Practical information

Headmistress : Pr. Valérie Pichon
email : valerie.pichon (arobase)
CBI’s Administrator : Isabelle Borsenberger +33 (0)1 40 79 46 35
Administrator Assitant : Hélène Dodier +33 (0)1 40 79 46 35