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  • Location : Strasbourg, France
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Marie Helene METZ Dr ès Sciences

Course and current status

METZ Marie-Hélène, December 31, 1947, Pau (Pyrénées Atlantiques)

Nationality : french         Marital Status : Married, 2 children 25 and 24 years

Present address :

Inserm U977- Biomaterials and Tissue engineering

bâtiment Leriche, faculté de chirurgie dentaire, hôpital civil, 1 place de l'hôpital 67000 Strasbourg Cedex

Tel : 00-33-3-68-85-54-71   Fax : 00-33-3-68-85-54-72   E-mail : metz@neurochem.u-strasbg.fr

Personal address :

 5 rue Baldung Grien 67000 Strasbourg

Languages : french, english, spanish



§  1965 Baccalauréat Sciences Expérimentales (Pau)

§  1971 DEA Organic Chemistry (University Poitiers)

§  1972 University thesis Organic Chemistry (University Poitiers)

§  1981 Thesis ès-Sciences in Biochemistry (University Paris VII)


§  1974 Tenure position as a researcher (Attachée de Recherches) at Inserm : Laboratoire des Proteines (Pierre Jollès, University Paris V)

§  1980 promoted to the CR level

§  2000 promoted to Director of Research (DR2) at Inserm


Direction appointements

§  1991 : Team leader, research group : Bioactive Peptides Inserm U338 and U575


Technical expertise

Protein biochemistry : isolation of proteins and peptides; characterization of primary structure of proteins and peptides; identification of post-translational modifications; proteomic analysis

Characterization of antimicrobial molecules

Cellular biology


Scientific Committees


2002-2007 Inserm CSS8 Neurosciences ; evaluation  for the CNRS ( protein biochemistry)

since 2004 CNU 69

since 2009 member of the scientific committee of the university of Strasbourg

Member of the Editorial Board

Cellular and Molecular Life Science


Antimicrobial Agents Chemotherapy, Cellular and Molecular Life Science, Journal of Proteome Research, Cell Host and Microbe, faseb J, Plos one, Biochemistry, ANR, Regions

Scientific Societies

Société des Neurosciences, Société de Neuroendocrinologie (member of the Scientific Committee)


Teaching Activities at the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg

2000-2004 Licence (IUP2) : organizer of the proteomic course 15h/year

2004-Master Neurosciences : organizer of the Neuroimmunology course15h/year

2007- Master Cellular and Molecular Physiology 2h/year

Scientific summary

My expertises concern in basic research:

structural and biological biochemistry of proteins

antimicrobial activities

molecular mechanisms of the interactions host-pathogen

coating to materials to prevent nosocomial infections

in clinical research sepsis and infections diseases

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