Dr. Guillaume Lamour      

Dr. Lamour was a PhD student from France (at the University of Paris Descartes) when he joined the Borguet Group for 3 months in 2008. There he designed and analyzed the modification of glass surfaces and initiated a fruitful collaboration. He graduated in 2010 on a biophysical subject that dealt equally with surface physics of self-assembled monolayers and neuronal cell biology. As of Feb. 2011, he is a postdoc research fellow at the University of British Colombia (Vancouver), where he works on a multidisciplinary project involving the Centre for High-Throughput Biology, the Chemistry Dept. and the Brain Research Center. This project deals mainly with prion biophysics, trying to link prion ultrastructure to mechanical properties of prion fibrils and to potential effects in terms of toxicity and infectious ability.