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Maxime Boulet-Audet
Maxime Boulet-Audet

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Maxime Boulet-Audet

Education

DPhil Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Merton College (2009 to 2013) Integrating bio-rheology with advanced spectroscopic techniques, supervised by Prof. Vollrath.

M.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Université Laval, (2007 to 2009)
Study of silk by Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy, supervised by Prof. Pézolet.

B.Sc. Department of Chemistry, Université Laval (2005 to 2007)

Publications

2011 Boulet-Audet, M. & Holland, C. - The African crested rat poisonous hairs studied by attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy. Spectroscopy Europe, 3 (6): 10-12 access

Spectroscopy Europe TOC

2011 Kingdon, J., Agwanda, B., Kinnaird, M., O’Brien, T., Holland, C., Gheysens. T., Boulet-Audet, M. & Vollrath, F. - A Poisonous Surprise Under The Coat Of The African Crested Rat. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 279 (1729): 675-80 access

PRSB TOC

2011 Boulet-Audet, M., Vollrath, F. & Holland, C. - Rheo-Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy: a new tool to study biopolymers. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 13 (9): 3979-3984 access


PCCP TOC

2010 Boulet-Audet, M., Buffeteau, T., Boudreault, S., Daugney, N. & Pézolet, M. - Quantitative Determination of Band Distortions in Diamond Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectra. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114 (24): 8255-8261 access

PhysChemTOC

2010 Arseneault, M., Bédard, S., Boulet-Audet, M. & Pézolet, M. - Study of the interaction of Lactoferricin B with phospholipid monolayers. Langmuir, 26 (5): 3468–3478 access

LangmuiTOC

2008 Boulet-Audet, M., Lefèvre, T., Buffeteau, T., & Pézolet, M. - Attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy: An efficient technique to quantitatively determine the orientation and conformation of proteins in single silk fibers. Applied Spectroscopy, 62 (9) 956-962 access

Spectroscopy

 

Awards and scholarships

Thermal Analysis award for the best poster at the BSR Midwinter Meeting, 2010-12-14

Next Generation Users Studentship from EPSRC, 2009 to 2013

Alexander Graham Bell Doctorate Scholarship (CGS D) from NSERC, 2009 to 2012

Doctorate Research Scholarship (B2) from FQRNT, declined, 2009 to 2012

Nano4Laval award for the best talk at the 1st Annual Student Seminar of the CERMA, 2009

Award for the best poster of the section at the 9th Annual Symposium of PROTEO, 2009

Master’s Research Scholarship (B1) from FQRNT, 2008 to 9

Master’s Research Scholarship from the Georges-Élie-Amyot foundation, declined, 2008 to 09

American Chemical Society: Analytical Division Undergraduate Award, 2006

Admission Scholarship in Chemistry from the Price Foundation, 2004

Talks

Silk fibrillogenesis investigated using coupled rheology and infrared spectroscopy
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.
British Society for Rheology Meeting, Aberystwyth, UK, 2012-12-17

Coupling rheology with IR spectroscopy
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.,
Malvern instruments talk, Malvern, UK , 2012-04-12

Infrared spectroscopy for Biology
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.,
Animal Behaviour Research Group Seminars, Oxford, UK, 2011-12-01

Study of Silk Fibroin Conversion Under Shear forces by Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.,
Animal Behaviour Research Group Seminars, Oxford, UK, 2010-05-10

Études des fibres de soie par spectroscopie Infrarouge
Boulet-Audet, M. Lefèvre, T. Buffeteau, T. Pézolet, M.,
1st CERMA Annual Seminar, Quebec City, Canada, 2009-07-09

Études des fibres de soie unique par spectroscopie infrarouge à réflexion totale atténuée
Boulet-Audet, M.,
Master degree defense, Département de Chimie, Université Laval, 2008-11-27

Study of Protein Conformation and Orientation in Single Silk Filaments by Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy
Pézolet, M. Boulet-Audet, M. Lefèvre, T. Buffeteau, T.
60th PITTCON Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA, 2009-03-8

Quantitative Study of Protein Conformation and Orientation in Single Silk Fibers by Golden Gate Attenuated Total Reflectance Infrared Spectroscopy
Pézolet, M. Boulet-Audet, M. Lefèvre, T. Buffeteau, T.
35th FACSS Annual Meeting, Reno, USA, 2008-09-29

Interaction de la lactoferricine bovine, un antibiotique nouveau genre, avec des monocouches de phospholipides
Boulet-Audet, M. Bédard, S. Dutcher, J. Pézolet, M.
18e Colloque de Chimie, Sherbrooke, Canada, 2006-10-12

Study by BAM and PM-IRRAS of the Interaction of the Peptide Lactoferricin B with a Phospholipid Monolayer at the Air-Water Interface
Boulet-Audet, M. Bédard, S. Dutcher, J. Pézolet, M.
AFMnet Symposium, Montreal, Canada, 2006-08-04

Étude des interactions de la Lactoferricine bovine avec des monocouches de phospholipides
Bédard, S.Boulet-Audet, M. Pézolet, M.
74th ACFAS Symposium, Montreal, Canada, 2006-05-05

Posters

Silk fibrillogenenis investigated using coupled rheology and infrared spectroscopy
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.,
Nanopeptide 2012, Manchester, UK, 2012-10-12

Silk fibrillogenenis investigated using coupled rheology and infrared spectroscopy
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.
Biopolymer Gorden Research Conference, Newport, USA, 2012-06-3

WISS : Why is silk spun ?
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.
Biofuture 2011, Ghent, Belgium, 2011-10-16

WISS : Why is silk spun ?
Boulet-Audet, M. Holland, C. Vollrath, F.,
British Society for Rheology Meeting, Nottingham, UK, 2010-12-13

Golden Gate ATR: A Novel Technique to Study the Structure of Single Silk Fibers
Boulet-Audet, M. Lefèvre, T. Pézolet, M.
AFMnet, Guelph, Canada, 2007-12-09

Study by Infrared Spectroscopy of the Interaction of the Antimicrobial Peptide Lactoferricin B with a Phospholipid Monolayer at the Air-Water Interface
Bédard,S. Boulet-Audet, M. Dutcher J. Pézolet M.
AFMnet, Calgary, 2006-05-03

Training

HERCULES 2011, ESRF, ILL, SOLEIL, LLB (2011-02-27 to 03-30)
The most complete of its kind, this course is designed to provide training for scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of neutron and synchrotron radiation for condensed matter studies.

Diamond synchrotron radiation school, Diamond-RAL (2010-09-20 to 24)
The aim of the school is to provide a introduction to many of the different types of experiments conducted using synchrotron radiation.

ISIS neutron school, ISIS-RAL (2010-05-04 to 13)
Introduction to neutron scattering technical and theoretical basis.

Introduction to quality insurance, Université Laval (2007-05-01 to 07-01)

Research traineeship, ISM-Bordeaux I (2008-05-26 to 06-23)
Optical constant determination and infrared spectra simulation under the supervision of Dr. Buffeteau.

Research traineeship, Université Laval (2005-08-19 to 07-05-30 )
Technical support for postgraduate students.

Skills

Languages: French (Native), English (Fluent)

Programming languages
Visual Basic, Excel VBA, Matlab

Software used
Spectra analysis: Omnic, TQ, Grams AI, PyChem
Scattering analysis: Primus
Rheology analysis :Bohlin
Microsoft Office: Word,Power point, Excel, Access
Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash
EndNote, Origin, ChemOffice, Solidworks

Technical and instrumental qualifications
Attenuated Total Reflection Infrared Spectroscopy (ATR FTIR)
Raman microspectroscopy
Polarisation Modulated IR Reflectance Absorbance Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)
Langmuir-Blodgett film preparation
Brewster Angle Microscopy (BAM)
Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA)
Rheology
Reconstituted silk preparation
Spiders raising and force silking
Silkworm dissections

Affiliations

ISIS, Permenant visitor
Society for Applied Spectroscopy
Nature network
British Arachnological Society
British Society of Rheology

Former affiliations
Ordre des Chimistes du Québec
Université Laval

Work experience

Teaching auxiliary, Pharmacy faculty, U. Laval, (Winter semester 2008 and 2009)

Laboratory assistant for the Pharmaceutical Sciences II course PHA-19690

Teaching auxiliary, Department of chemistry, U. Laval, (Fall semester 2007)

Exam corrector for the Life Science Physical Chemistry course CHM-10135 Research assistant, Molecular spectroscopy laboratory, CERMA, (2005-05-01 to 2005-08-18)

Study of Bovine Lactoferricin with phospholipid monolayers by ATR FT-IR, PM-IRRAS and BAM Radioecology committe member, Department of chemistry, U. Laval, (2005-01-26 to 04-29)

Environmental monitoring of radioactivity (3H) around the nuclear facility of Gentilly II under the supervision of Pr. Barbeau.

Beamtimes experiments

MX1317, ESRF, ID14-3 (2011-07-13)

Study of spider silk using SAXS
BAG, ILL, D22 (2011-07-14)

SC3210, ESRF, BM26B (2011-02-27 to 30)

Using Rheo-SAXS/WAXS to understand silk spinning.
8-03-660, ILL, D11 (2010-12-11)

Temperature- and alcohol-induced conformational and morphological changes in silk proteins.
MX1660, ESRF, ID14-3 (2010-12-11)

Temperature- and alcohol-induced conformational and morphological changes in silk proteins.
SM1675, Diamond, I22 (2009-10-16 to 19)

Employing Rheo-X-ray scattering to understand how silk is spun.
8-04-534, SANS experiment, ILL, D22, IN6 (2009-10-27 to 29)

Courses

HERCULES 2011, ESRF, ILL, SOLEIL, LLB (2011-02-27 to 03-30)
The most complete of its kind, this course is designed to provide training for scientists from European and non-European universities and laboratories, in the field of neutron and synchrotron radiation for condensed matter studies.

Diamond synchrotron radiation school, Diamond (2010-09-20 to 24)
The aim of the school is to provide a introduction to many of the different types of experiments conducted using synchrotron radiation.

ISIS neutron school, ISIS (2010-05-04 to 13)
Introduction to neutron scattering technical and theoretical basis.

Conferences attended

GRC Biopolymers 2012, (3rd to 8th of June 2012), Newport, USA

Biofuture 2011 (November 16th to 18th), Ghent, Belgium

British Society for Rheology Midwinter Meeting 2010 (December 13th to 14th), Nottingham Facility

Users Public Engagement symposium of the STFC (May 19th 2010), RAL

SAS 2009 XIV International Conference on Small-Angle Scattering (September 13th to 18th 2009), Oxford

Third International Vibrational Spectroscopy of Monolayer Films ( July 24th to 29th 2005), Québec City

AFMNet's Second Annual Scientific Conference (April 30th 2006), Guelph

74e congrès de l'ACFAS ( May 15th to 19th 2006), Montreal

Public engagement and media

Illuminating the Secrets of Silk, Invited talk for the Researcher’s night, University of Huddersfield (2011-09-23)

Users Public Engagement symposium of the STFC (May 19th 2010), RAL

Member of the Laval University Recreative Badminton Club (CBUL)

Member of the executive committee for the 12th Chemistry Career Provincial Forum (FPCC) in 2008

Treasurer for the Graduate Student Association (AEDEC) from 2008 to 2009

Exhibitor for the wine chemistry stand at Nose to Nose with Science during Expo Quebec in 2007

Participated to many active recruiting activities for the Chemistry Department from 2004 to 2007

 

 
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