Christèle Combes


Christèle Combes received her PhD in Materials Science at the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT, France) in 1996 for her study on the nucleation and crystal growth of calcium phosphates on substrates of biological interest (titanium and collagen). In 1997, she held a postdoctoral position at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada) dedicated to the development of polysaccharide based hydrogels for cartilage substitution and repair. Since 1998, she has been a teacher-researcher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET) in Toulouse. Currently professor at INPT-ENSIACET, she has been at the head of the ‘‘Phosphates, Pharmacotechnics, Biomaterials’’ research group of the CIRIMAT laboratory for 9 years (2007-2015). Her research interests include calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate based biomaterials and biomineralizations in a view to repair and/or regenerate bone defects and to go towards better understanding the formation of normal and pathological calcifications.

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