Emmanuelle Grimaud

Biochemical analyses at the service of biodiversity

I am a technician biologist in biochemical analysis at the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé. I joined this unit in 2018 after 17 years spent in Orleans where I specialized in cryopreservation of murine lines.
My arrival at the CEBC led to a change in my field of activity. I am proud to contribute to environmental and ecological issues.
My initial training in population and ecosystem biology allows me to enjoy working at this research station, which studies how wildlife species adapt to natural and anthropogenic changes.
I am in charge of carrying out steroid hormone assays (corticosterone, testosterone and progesterone) on samples from a wide variety of wild vertebrates.
I use the technique of radioimmunoassay (RIA) which allows the detection of very low concentrations of hormones with very little biological material.
I have the satisfaction of training PhD and other students in the RIA technique. I appreciate making my small contribution to their work.
I work in collaboration with Yves Cherel from the unit specialized in food ecology. I analyse the stomach contents of seabirds that are collected during field missions in the polar regions, in order to know the diet of these predators.
I ensure the storage and monitoring of the medicines used on the site and I am in contact with the referring veterinarian.

Technician biologist in biochemical analyses CNRS
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