Curriculum Vitae

Claude Sauter

Date of birth: March 31, 1970
Marital status: Married, two daughters

IBMC UPR 9002 - ARN
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC)
15 Rue René Descartes
F-67084 Strasbourg cedex - France
Tel: +33 388 417 102
Fax: +33 388 602 218
Email: c.sauter[AT]ibmc-cnrs.unistra.fr

Education / Professional experience / Administrative experience
Awards / Society membership / Publications


Education

Habilitation à diriger les recherches (2007)
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC), Université de Strasbourg, CNRS
Area of Research: Crystallogenesis and structural studies of biological macromolecules

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology (1995-1999)
Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IBMC), CNRS, France
Area of Research: Crystallogenesis and structural studies of biological macromolecules
Advisor: Richard Giegé Ph.D., Director of Research, UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg

Magistère de Chimie-Biologie (1991-1994)
Université Louis Pasteur (ULP), Strasbourg, France
Area of study at the interface of chemistry and biology including: inorganic, bio-organic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, molecular and cell biology, mathematics and computing for biology

Diplôme d'Études Appronfondies (DEA) (1993-1994)
ULP and IBMC-CNRS, Strasbourg, France
Area of Major Study: molecular and cell biology, structural biology
Advisor: Richard Giegé Ph.D., UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg

Maîtrise de Biochimie (1992-1993), ULP, Strasbourg, France

License de Biochimie (1991-1992), ULP, Strasbourg, France

D.E.U.G. de Biologie (1990-1991), ULP, Strasbourg, France

Biologie Mathématiques Sup. et Spé. (1988-1990), Lycée Jean-Rostand, Strasbourg, France

Baccalauréat C (1988), Lycée Alfred-Kastler, Guebwiller, France


Professional Experience

Research director (2015 to present) - CNRS
UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg, France
Speciality: Crystallogenesis, structural biology and biophysics
Topic: tRNA structure and dynamics, tRNA binding enzymes, crystal growth and crystal quality improvement

Research scientist (2002 to 2015) - CNRS
UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg, France
Speciality: Crystallogenesis and structural biology
Topic: RNA / aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase interactions, crystal growth and crystal quality improvement

Postdoctoral fellow (2000-2002)
EMBL - Heidelberg, Germany (Dr Dietrich Suck) - EU Marie Curie Fellowship
Speciality: Structural biology, biocrystallography
Topic: Structural studies of DNA four-way junction resolving enzymes and Sm-like proteins

Postdoctoral fellow (1999-2000) - European Biocrystallogenesis Initiative
UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg, France (Dr Richard Giegé) - EU Fellowship
Speciality: Crystallogenesis of biological macromolecules
Topic: Analysis of correlation between crystal growth, crystal packing and crystal quality

Ph.D. work (1995-1999)
UPR 9002 - IBMC - CNRS, Strasbourg, France (Dr Richard Giegé) - MRE, ARC Fellowships
Speciality: Crystallogenesis and structural studies of biological macromolecules
Dissertation title: "Crystallogenesis of biological macromolecules for structural studies: Application to model molecules and to components related to tRNA aminoacylation systems"

Military service (1994-1995)
Laboratoire de Biologie, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Speciality: Instructor of laboratory applications - Genetics and molecular biology

Training at the NEOSYSTEM S.A. (1993)
Commercial industry specialized in peptide synthesis, Port du Rhin, Strasbourg, France
Speciality: Preparative purification of synthetic peptides (duration: 2 months)


Administrative experience

Secretary and webmaster of the International Organization for Biological Crystallization (2014-...)

Member of the pedagogic board of the Doctoral School Life and Health, Université de Strasbourg (2006-...)

Member of the Peer Review Committee "Biology, Health" of SOLEIl Synchrotron (2017-...)

Member of the board of the French Association of Crystallography (2020-...)

Member of the user committee of the French Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology (FRISBI) (2017-...)

Organizer and teacher of the Master course Crystallogenesis and structural study of biomolecules (2009-2013), Université de Strasbourg

Organizer of the 31st Rhine-Knee Regiomeeting on Structural Biology , Munster, September 2017

Organizing committee of the SifrARN and Annual meeting of the French Society of Biochemistry (SFBBM) New challenges in RNA biology, Bischenberg, October 2013.

Organizing committee of the conference Perspectives in tRNA biology, Strasbourg, October 2012.

Organizer of the CNRS-CRISTECH training Cristallogenèse de macromolécules biologiques, Strasbourg, July 2011.

Organizing committee of the Colloque de l'Association Française de Cristallographie - AFC 2010, Strasbourg, July 2010.

Chairman of the microsymposium Crystallizing macromolecular complexes and engineering crystallization, IUCr Meeting, Osaka, August 2008.

Organizer of the 19th Regio Meeting on Biocrystallography, La Bresse, September 2005

Organizing committee of the XXVIIIe Forum des Jeunes Chercheurs 2001 de la SFBBM, Strasbourg, September 2001: webmaster

Organizing committee of the EMBO Worshop on Crystallogenesis of Biological Macromolecules, Strasbourg, September 2000: instructor for practical courses and webmaster


Awards and Fellowships

"Prix Dina-Surdin 1999", young scientist award, French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM)

European Marie Curie Fellow (2000-2002)

Young scientist fellowship (2004), ICCBM 10, Beijing, China

European Marie Curie Reintegration Grant (MERG) (2004-2005)


Scientific Society Membership

Member of the French Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SFBBM), of the French Society of Biophysics (SFB), of the French Association of Crystallography (AFC; in the administration board), of the International Organization of Biological Crystallization (IOBCr, secretary and webmaster) and of the EMBL alumni association.

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