Dr. Gurvan Michel, who is a CNRS research director CNRS at the Station Biologique de Roscoff (CNRS / Sorbonne Université) was among more than sixty prize winners from all academic disciplines and from all parts of the world, recognized for their leading contribution to international research. Dr. Michel was recognized as a pioneer in the biochemical and structural exploration of the metabolism of algal polysaccharides. The selection committee has also highlighted his important contributions to the understanding of the evolution of plant and algal cell walls. Dr. Michel is currently hosted by Pr. Dr. Bruno Moerschbacher at the University of Münster and is working on new modifying enzymes for the biotechnological uses of polysaccharides.
Gurvan Michel (left) and le Pr. Hans-Christian Pape, at the annual Alexander von Humboldt Research Awards Winners Symposium held in Bamberg, Germany, from 28 to 31 March 2019.