Leti PhD candidate wins L’Oréal Foundation grant
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 4 December 2017
Éloïse Pariset, a PhD candidate conducting research at Leti, is one of 30 winners of the L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” award. Since 2015 she has been working to develop a cancer diagnostic system for which several patents are currently being filed. The miniaturized system isolates and characterizes (mass, size, density, and deformability) the extracellular vesicles found in all biological fluids. This structural analysis rapidly and reliably determines whether or not the emitting cell is malignant.
The award, which comes with a grant of €15,000, will enable Pariset to acquire high-resolution microscopy equipment and go to Boston’s MIT with her dissertation supervisor to combine her vesicle isolation technology with the MEMS sensors used to characterize the vesicles.