Cécile Echalier

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Université de Montpellier


Cécile Echalier is currently a teaching and research associate at the University of Montpellier, with expertise in biomaterials and chemical biology. She studied organic and biomolecular chemistry at the University of Montpellier. There, she dedicated her PhD to the synthesis and evaluation of biomimetic materials for tissue engineering applications. After her PhD, she joined the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. In collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline, she developed chemical tools to elucidate the mode of action of drug candidates. In 2019, she joined the Stevens group at Imperial College London, UK. She was awarded a Scientia fellowship to develop an islets-on-chip platform with integrated biosensors in collaboration with the University of Oslo, Norway. She recently returned to Montpellier to resume her research on biomimetic hybrid materials prepared via the sol-gel inorganic polymerization.