Technopôle Helioparc
2 avenue Pierre Angot
64053 Pau Cedex 9

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Opening hours : 8h30-12h00 / 13h30-17h00
Phone: 00 33 (0)5 40 17 50 00
E-mail (contact-iprem @

Head of research unit:

Director : Ryszard Lobinski (ryszard.lobinski @
Deputy director : Cécile Courrèges (cecile.courreges @



Sandra Mounicou-CheramyCNRS Researcher

  • Analytical chemist researcher

  • IPREM, Hélioparc, 2 av. Pr. Angot 64000 Pau
  • analytical chemistry, metalloproteomics, elemental bioimaging, living organisms
  • sandra.mounicou @


  • 2016 : Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, specialty : chemistry

  • 1999-2002 : PhD in chemistry and microbiology of water, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour/CNRS - Collaboration with Nestlé Research Centre (Lausanne, Switzerland)

  • 1998-1999 : DEA/MASTER - chemistry and microbiology of water - Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

  • 1997 – 1998 : Bachelor in physic-chemistry - Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour


Professional experience
  • 2009: CNRS researcher 1st class, IPREM UMR 5254, Pau

  • 2005-2009 : CNRS researcher 2nd class, LCABIE UMR 5034, Pau

  • 2004-2005 : Contractual researcher at LCABIE UMR 5034 CNRS/UPPA, Pau

  • 2002-2004 : Post-doctoral fellow, chemistry department,University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.




  • Scientific projets responsible and coordinator (ANR, ANSES, NEEDS-ENVIRONNEMENT)
  • Supervising of post-doctorates, PhD and Master students.




  • Analytical chemistry
  • Mass spectrometry (ICPMS and ESI-MS/MS) based- hyphenated techniques

  • Elemental bioimaging (LA-ICP MS)

Research interests



  • Analytical methodologies development for elucidating essentiality or toxicity mecanisms of trace elements (uranium, cadmium, mercure, platine, iode, sélénium) in living organisms (aquatic organisms, plants,human tissue et fluids).
  • trace elements interaction with proteins

  • trace elements mapping at µm scale in thin tissue sections.





  • 5 PhD co-supervising
  • 2 PhD et 2 post-doctorates supervising.





  • 2018–collaborative contract UPPA-2018-4,

Detection and identification of cytosolic ligands of selenium in fish organs (Catostomus commersonii), partner : INRS ETE Quebec,

coord. S. Mounicou.

  • 2016-2018 :Cadmigrain (EC2CO)

cadmium in durum wheat : origin, localisation and impact on germinal quality,

 project, coord. J.Y Cornu, INRA.


Molecular targets of uranium in zebrafish gonads – analytical developments, project, 

coord. S.Mounicou.


Use of fish otoliths as markers of uranium exposure

coord. : O. Simon, IRSN.

  • 2'11-2012: NANOADAPT (ANSES)

Study of adaptative response of kidney cell lines to cadmium nanoparticles

coord. B. L’Azou, Bordeaux 2.

  • 2010-2013: ST-MALO (ANR JCJC)

Uranium speciation in living aquatic organisms – analytical developmebts

coord. : S. Frelon, IRSN.

  • 2010-2014: RIPOST (ANR CES)

Multidisciplinary research on oyster problematic in Arcachon Bay

coord. : P. Gonzalez, EPOC bordeaux 1.

  • 2009-2012: IDEA (ANR CES)

Isotopic Deconvolution for Environmental and Analytical Chemistry of Organometallic Pollutants 

coord. M. Montperrus, IPREM.