University of Bordeaux - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Caroline TOKARSKI is Professor at the University of Bordeaux in the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of Membrane and NanoObjects UMR CNRS 5248. She has a position at the Institut Universitaire de France (Paris) and she is an external member of the National Academy of Pharmacy. She is the director of the Proteome Plateform of Bordeaux and co-director of the CNRS International Laboratory ARCHE (ARt and Cultural HEritage: Natural Organic Polymers by Mass Spectrometry) with Julie Arslanoglu, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Her research activities are focused on the study of organic (bio)macromolecules from native or transformed samples using high resolution mass spectrometry. She published the first application of proteomics in Cultural Heritage. She also proposed high resolution omics to identify accurately proteins, lipids and polysaccharides, their modifications and their biological origins. She was recognized in 2011 by the Analytical Chemistry Division of the French Society of Chemistry for her developments in Mass Spectrometry for Cultural Heritage. Her current developments are focused on intact protein analysis and the study of networking, crosslinkings and chemical modifications of organic macromolecules as well as their interactions with their matrices (art and archaeological materials).