Yann Chevolot received his PhD in materials science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (CH) in 1999. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked as an assistant of Professor Mathieu at EPFL. During this period, his research focused on inhibiting the adhesion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to endotracheal tubes. He was also in charge of TOF-SIMS analysis. From 2001 to 2004, he worked at Goemar SA, Saint-Malo (Fr). Since 2004, he has joined the CNRS at the Institute of Nanotechnologies of Lyon (INL) as a researcher. His research interests include microfabrication, chemistry and surface characterization, and biochips (glycoarrays). He is the author or co-author of more than 95 publications (H-factor 24), 6 patents, 6 book chapters, 10 invited lectures. His research interests focus on nanotechnologies and carbohydrates. He is currently research director at CNRS, in charge of the chemistry and nanobiotechnology group at the INL and director of the GDR Bio-engineering interfaces.