Professor Karsten Haupt

CNRS Institute for Enzyme and Cell Engineering at Compiègne University of Technology, France

LECTURE: Smart materials for Biomedical applications.

Karsten Haupt studied Biochemistry at the University of Leipzig, Germany, where he received an MSc Degree in 1991. In 1994, he obtained his PhD in Bioengineering from Compiègne University of Technology, France. After a one-year lectureship at Compiègne University, he spent three years as a research fellow at Lund University, Sweden, where he worked on molecular imprinting with Klaus Mosbach. After returning to France Karsten Haupt spent one year as a researcher at INSERM, Paris, before joining the University of Paris 12 as an associate professor in 1999. In 2003 he was appointed full professor of Nanobiotechnology at Compiègne University of Technology, France, where he is currently the Head of the Enzyme and Cell Engineering Institute (GEC – CNRS UMR 6022). Professor Haupt is also one of the foundersand scientific advisorsof the French company PolyIntell that commercializes molecularly imprinted polymer-based products for biomedical, food and environmental analysis. His present research interests include affinity technology, chemical sensors and biosensors, molecularly imprinted polymers and synthetic receptors, biomimetic polymers and nanostructured materials.