Elaine A. Ostrander and Mark G. Humphrey receive the award of Doctor «honoris causa» from Université de Rennes 1

Pr. Marc.G.Humpfrey, Professor at the Australian National University, and Dr. Elaine A.Ostrander, researcher at the National Genome Institute (Washington, USA) have both carried out exceptional research results in their field, Inorganic Chemicals and Genetics. They have very close ties with the Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR) and the Institute of Genetics and devolpment of Rennes

Marc Humpfrey, David Alis and Elaine A. Ostrander
  1. Dr. Elaine A. Ostrander - Genetics : genotype-phenotype comparison analyses
  2. Dr. Mark G. Humphrey – Inorganic Chemicals

Dr. Elaine A. Ostrander - Genetics : genotype-phenotype comparison analyses

Elaine A. Ostrander

Dr. Elaine Ostrander is chief of the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. She also heads the Section of Comparative Genetics. Dr. Ostrander received her Ph.D. from the Oregon Health Sciences University, and did her postdoctoral training at Harvard. She then went to UC Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, where, with collaborators, she began the canine genome project, and built the canine linkage and radiation hybrid maps. (source : https://irp.nih.gov/pi/elaine-ostrander )

Her laboratory carries out researches aiming to understand genetic underpinnings responsible for phenotypic diversity of dog breeds, as well as their behaviour and their diseases.
A long-term and fruitful collaboration between the Canine Genetic teams of the Institute of Genetics and Development of Rennes (IGDR) and Dr. Ostander has led to about 30 scientific articles. She has on the other hand welcomed in her laboratory five PhD students from our university, as post-doctoral fellows or for long-term research activities.

She is sponsored by Marie-Dominique Galibert-Anne, University professor and hospital practitioner, and Francis Galibert, professor emeritus from Institute of Genetics and devolpment of Rennes IGDR


Dr. Mark G. Humphrey – Inorganic Chemicals

Dr.Mark Humpfrey

Mark G. Humphrey is a recongnised specialist in Inorganic Chemistry . The aim of his research focuses on synthesis and properties of new molecular materials as metal acetylide complexes, organometallic clusters and dendrimers.

Professor at the Australian National university, he has carried out pioneer researches that have enabled, among other results, to understand how to conceive molecules with remarkably high Non-linear Optics properties.

Very active member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Mark G Humpfrey has been very comitted in international collaborations : he has carried out major research partnerships with China, India, Poland and France, where his activities have contributed to the creation of the 1st french-australian LIA (International Associate Laboratory, CNRS affiliated), REDOCHROM (Multipolar and Redox-active Organometallic Nanosized Assemblies for Molecular Photonics and Electronics)

She is sponsored by Frédéric Paul, research director at CNRS and Florenge Mangin, Professor at the department of Sciences and properties of the Matter of Université de Rennes 1