Igor Chourpa is a Professor of analytical chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Université de Tours Franҫois Rabelais, Tours, France, since 1997. He is the Head of the research team EA 6295 Nanomédicaments et Nanosondes (Nanodrugs & Nanoprobes). This pluridisciplinary team is specialized in the elaboration, physicochemical characterization, and biological evaluation of biocompatible hybrid nanoparticles developed for drug delivery and biomedical imaging. Igor Chourpa graduated from Moscow Physical Engineering Institute (Russia) in 1992. Dr. Igor Chourpa obtained his Ph.D. degree in 1996 at the University of Reims (France). Chourpa is interested in biological application of nanoparticles to deliver anticancer drugs and to study their mechanisms of action. His particular domain of scientific expertise is optical microspectroscopy and spectral imaging based on fluorescence emission and Raman scattering and both conventional and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) by means of plasmonic nanoparticles. He is author of 44 publications in international scientific journals and of two book chapters. He directed or codirected 8 Ph.D. theses and 4 postdoctoral fellowships. He is acting as a Referee for national (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche) and international (Synchrotron SOLEIL) calls for proposals as well as for numerous journals like Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, The Analyst, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Biomacromolecules, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Research, and International Journal of Molecular Biology. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of ISSRN Spectroscopy. Dr. Chourpa has a long-term experience in coordinating research projects and contracts with public and private organisations.
Biography Updated on 21 March 2013