2016 Workshop “Redox Films for Energy Conversion – bioelectrochemical and molecular systems”

September 13th, 2016, Marseille

The topic

The workshop will focus on bioelectrochemical systems and molecular catalysts, and their incorporation into protective matrices. We will discuss the latest advances and future priority research directions to open up the applications of highly active but highly fragile catalysts.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Specific degradation pathways of  biological catalysts (oxidative/reductive stress, reaction with dioxygen and reactive oxygen species…)
  • Specific degradation pathways of molecular (non-biological) catalysts (hydrolysis, ligand exchange, degradation due to redox cycling, side-reactions for example with O2, H2O2, CO…)
  • Challenges and limitations in the engineering of tolerant/robust catalysts, including enzymes (the robustness/activity compromise, …)
  • Protection needs for electrocatalysts
  • Design, assembly, characterization and modelling of redox films and other protection matrices
  • Challenges and limitations in the design of the protection matrices
  • Bio-inspired protection
  • Engineered tolerance/protection synergies

Organization committee

Nicolas Plumeré (Bochum University), Christophe Léger (CNRS, Marseille), Gabriel Kopiec


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  • Registration is free but the number of participants is strictly limited to 50.
  • Funds have been generously allocated by ISE to support the attendance of young scientists (Master and PhD students). Please enquire.

Where to stay

See here a list of hotels and cheap accommodations that we recommend.

Venue & Location

The workshop will take place at the IMéRA, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix-Marseille University – AMU, near the “Palais Longchamp“, which is easily reached from Marseille main train station (Gare Saint Charles)