René Bensasson#

René Bensasson
Email:rene-victor.bensasson 'at'
Membership Number:740
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1958 Doctorat 3ème cycle, (PhD) University of Paris
  • 1964 Doctorat ès Sciences Physiques, University of Paris (1964) "Polymerisation of vinyl monomers in the solid state induced by X and γRays"
  • Major positions with the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique" (CNRS)(National Center of Scientific Research):
  • 1956-1978 "Laboratoire de Chimie Physique", University of Paris directed by Professor Yvette Cauchois
  • 1956 Stagiaire de recherche (Research Trainee)
  • 1958 Attaché de recherche (Research Assistant)
  • 1964 Chargé de recherche (Senior Research Assistant)
  • 1972 Directeur de recherche (2ème classe) (Research Director)
  • 1988 Directeur de recherche (1ère classe) (Senior Research Director)
  • 1998 Directeur de Recherche Emérite (EMERITUS) au CNRS

Fields of Scholarship
  • Hemistry induced by ionizing radiations, polymerisations induced by X- and γ-rays
  • Laser flash photolysis and pulse radiolysis:
    • Primary species (Excited States and Radicals) involved in vision, photosynthesis, photodamage of nucleic acids and photochemotherapies
  • Spectroscopic, photophysical, and photochemical properties of Fullerenes C60, C70 and derivatives
  • Redox regulation processes involved in cancer chemoprotection:
    • Cancer chemoprotection
    • Anti-inflammation chemoprotection
    • Control of genetic expression

Honours and Awards
  • Grammaticakis-Neuman Prize of the French Academy of Sciences "for work on photosensitization and photochemotherapies" (1989)

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