Principal Investigator at CRMN Lyon

Anne Lesage

Ingénieur de Recherche CNRS, Classe Exceptionnelle

High-Field NMR Center

UMR 5082, CNRS / ENS-Lyon / UCB-Lyon 1,

5 rue de la Doua, 69100 Villeurbanne, France.



1992: Degree of Engineer, Ecole Centrale de Paris, Paris.

1992: M. Sc. in Biophysics, University of Paris VI, Paris.

1995: Ph. D. in Biophysics, under the supervision of Prof. M. van der Rest and Dr. F. Penin, Institut de Biologie et Chimie des Protéines, Lyon.

2003: Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, University of Lyon.

Awards and honours

2010. Cristal medal of the CNRS (award for outstanding CNRS research engineers)

2010. Medal of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

2017. Elected ISMAR Fellow

2018. Prix Jaffé and Berthelot medal of the French Academy of Sciences

2023. Günther Laukien Prize

Short biography

Dr. Anne Lesage is working at the High Field NMR Center in Lyon, France, a research unit affiliated with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Université Claude Bernard de Lyon (UCBL) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS Lyon), where she heads a group working on hyperpolarized solid-state NMR. She received a Master Degree of Engineer in 1992 from the Ecole Centrale de Paris, France and a PhD degree in 1995 on protein structure determination by solution NMR. She began her permanent position at the CNRS in 1994 in the Chemistry Department of the ENS de Lyon, where she has been working for more than 20 years, on the development and application of new solid-state NMR methods. Her main research activities currently focus on high-field DNP-enhanced NMR under Magic Angle Spinning for the investigation of surfaces, materials and biomolecules. She is the co-author of 200 publications and reviews. She is a section Editor for Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface (Elsevier) and a member of the editorial board of Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. She co-chaired the International Hyperpolarization Conference in 2021 and the Alpine Conference on Solid-State NMR in 2022. She has been also at the head of the National High-Field NMR Infrastructure in France for 10 years. She is also the Deputy Director of a joint laboratory (CARMEN) between the CRMN and IFPEN (Institut Français du Pétrole et des Energies Nouvelles). She is co-coordinating PANACEA, a European Infrastructure project aiming at providing access to cutting edge instrumentation and experiments in solid-state NMR that gathers 12 international partners.