Professor Jacques Prost
Emeritus Research Director, Institut Curie, Département de Physicochimie du vivant
Member of the French and European Academy of Sciences
After developing a research activity on Soft Condensed Matter and Statistical Physics with a strong emphasis on Liquid Crystals, he has been interested in the physics-biology interface. In particular, he has been active in the description of molecular motors, hearing, cell and tissue dynamics for which he introduced the concept of “active gels” and that of homeostatic pressure for tissues.
Honors and Awards:
2016 Beverly and Raymond Sackler prize in Biophysics
2007 Del Duca European Grand Prix