Dr. Mélanie AUFFAN, Ph.D.
CEREGE CNRS Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France, EU
Specialization: Surface reactivity, Ecotoxicity and Genotoxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials during their life cycle
Position: member of the steering committee of CEINT (US Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology) and iCEINT (International Consortium for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology), CEREGE CNRS Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France, EU
At the NANOCON 2013 conference Melanie Auffanis will present a key-note lecture at the Session D – Health, Safety
and Environment Challenges.
Melanie Auffanis is a CNRS researcher at the CEREGE since 2009 and serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Duke University (NC-USA). She holds a doctorate in Geosciences (Aix-Marseille University, France, EU) about the relations between surface reactivity of metal oxide nanoparticles and their biological effects. Her research focuses on the physico-chemical behavior and (eco)toxicity of nanomaterials at different stages of their life cycle and from cellular to mesocosms scale.
She is employing synchrotron-based techniques to study mechanisms at a molecular level. Since 2012 she is an active member of the SERENADE consortium devoted to safer ecodesign research and education applied to nanomaterial development.
- 'C'Nano interdisciplinarity 2009', French C'nano network
- '2009 Outstanding Postdoc', Duke university (USA)
- 'Young researcher 2008', Europole Mediterraneen de l'Arbois
- 'Hauy-Lacroix 2008', French Society of Mineralogy and Crystallography
- Auffan et al., Role of molting on the biodistribution of CeO2 nanoparticles within Daphnia pulex, Water Research; accepted, 2012
- Auffan et al., Is there a Trojan horse effect during magnetic nanoparticles and metalloid co-contamination of human dermal fibroblasts?, Environmental Sciences & Technology; 46(19), 10789–10796 , 2012
- Auffan et al., Inorganic manufactured nanoparticles: How their physico-chemical properties influence their biological effects in aqueous environments, Nanomedicine; 5(6); 999–1007,
- Auffan et al., Surface structural degradation of a TiO2-based nanomaterial used in cosmetics, Environmental Sciences & Technology; 44; 2689–2694, 2010
- Auffan et al., CeO2 nanoparticles induce DNA damage towards human dermal fibroblasts in vitro, Nanotoxicology; 3(2); 161-171; 2009
- Auffan et al., Chemical stability of metallic nanoparticles: a parameter controlling their potential cellular toxicity in vitro, Environmental Pollution; 157; 1127-1133; 2009
- Auffan et al., Relation between the redox state of iron-based nanoparticles and their cytotoxicity towards Escherichia Coli, Environmental Sciences & Technology; 42(17); 6730–6735, 2008
Next articles of M. Auffanis are on the web site http://wiesner.cee.duke.edu/node/778