Short Vitae

Trained as a polymer theoretician, Carlos defended his PhD on Polymers at Interfaces in 1989. Followed a post-doc at the Cavendish Laboratory where he first got interested in membranes,  and published the first prediction for the changes of properties of lipid bilayers exposed to polymers. After a career start at the CNRS in Strasbourg,  he worked at U.C. Santa Barbara and at the Complex Fluids Laboratory in Princeton. Back to Strasbourg, Carlos  founded the MCube group at the Charles Sadron Institute, where he geared experimental and theoretical research towards the understanding of the  properties of self-assembled lipid bilayers.  His research include experiments, theory and numerical simulations, and Carlos has now published many papers based on research with giant unilamellar vesicles, including the first study of lipid oxidation in GUVs, the discovery of the so-called PVA method for vesicle growth and the analysis of two-photon polarisation microscopy  in giant vesicles. With his colleague Rumiana Dimova he edited The Giant Vesicle Book, the reference textbook for these cell-size lipid platforms. Carlos now expands the scope of his research towards complex lipid systems at the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon that he joined in 2022.


We are teaching self-assembly

The course for Sciences de la Matière Master 1 students will start on January 10th. Register for great discussions by Sébastien Manneville and myself on the fondamental concepts that lead things put themselves together. A course for Chemists, Physicists and Biologists.


We work at the Chemistry Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon. Come to the main entrance at 46, Allée d’Italie and ask for Carlos Marques at 8118