Dr. Guillaume Lamour      

Dr. Lamour was a PhD student from France (at the University of Paris Descartes, advisor: Dr. Hamraoui) when he joined the Borguet Group for 3 months in 2008. There he designed and analyzed the modification of biosurfaces and initiated a fruitful collaboration. In 2010 he defended his thesis, that developed new approaches to modulate neuronal adhesion and growth by playing with the surface chemistry, and control the surface energy distribution at the nanoscale. In Feb. 2011, he joined the laboratories of Drs. Gsponer and Hongbin Li at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver) to study the nanomechanical properties of prion fibrils by atomic force microscopy, and develop new AFM techniques.  His current projects at UBC (as of June 2014) consist in unveiling and controlling amyloid aggregation at the single-molecule level.