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Dr Laurant Bozec

Eastman Dental Institute, University College London
Associate Professor in Biophysics and Nanometrology
London, United Kingdom

Laurent Bozec is Associate Professor in Biophysics and Nanometrology at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London. The major part of his research portfolio involves the characterisation at the nanoscale of connective and mineralised tissues in view to improve both fundamental knowledge and diagnostic markers of diseases such as Scleroderma, Ehlers Danlos and Osteogenesis Imperfecta as well as ageing in collagen. Over the last 10 years, Dr Bozec has also been involved in the translation of Atomic Force Microscopy measurements to the field of conservation science.  As such, he has been actively involved in a number of European Projects such NanoForArt and NanoRestart, where his expertise has been used to evaluate parchment degradation at the nanoscale, as well as to measure the impact of novel deacidification and nanocellulose-based consolidation treatments for easel paintings’ canvases.