Biomineralization – Biocolors

The main objective of our research topic ‘BioColors’ is to understand the relationship between biomineralization and pigmentation mechanisms in sea urchins and to take inspiration from these biological phenomena to produce biocolorants that will exhibit a large palette of chemical and photo-stable colors.

Vaskar Sardhalia (PhD student)

« The colors of sea urchin spines towards the synthesis of bio-inspired hybrid colorants »

 !! Join us !! 

We are looking for a Master 2 student for 6 months internship starting in February 2020 at the Laboratoire Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris of Sorbonne University to work on the:

 » Extraction and identification of the organic colorants present in the spines of different colors and in the red spherule cells of Paracentrotus lividus sea urchins: understanding the coupled mechanisms of pigmentation and biomineralization »

Details of the offer here (French and English):