Christine Ebel was born in Strasbourg, France, in 1958. She has received her M.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Strasbourg, France, and a Doctorat d’Etat in physical sciences in Grenoble, France. She was recruited as a Researcher in biophysics (CNRS) in the group of Giuseppe Zaccai at the Institut Laue Langevin, then the Institut de Biologie Structurale (Grenoble France), where she is now a Group Leader. Currently, she is with Institut de Biologie Structurale CEA-CNRS-Grenoble University, France. Her research interests are centred on solution studies—protein solvation and stabilization as well as protein-protein interactions and crystallization—of complex systems. Ebel has contributed to understanding molecular adaptation to extreme saline conditions. She has also characterized protein-sugar interactions. She is now strongly involved in the field of membrane proteins. She developed new protocols for the characterization of their interactions in solution using hydrodynamics methods. Ebel has participated in the characterization of different membrane proteins. She is evaluating new surfactants (amphiphilic polymers and fluorinated surfactants) for the structural characterization of membrane proteins. She is specialized in the biophysical methods used to further her research interest, in particular neutron scattering and analytical ultracentrifugation.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011