Caroline Solazzo CV

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PhD: 01/2004 to 07/2007 Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (Lille 1), Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry laboratory, France awarded with the Highest Honours (July 2007): Investigation of Ancient Proteins by Proteomics

MSc: 09/2001 to 09/2002 Orsay University, Paris 11, France: Instrumentation, and physical and chemical analytical methods

BSc (licence and maîtrise): 09/1999 to 06/2001 Orsay University, Paris 11: Physical chemistry

DEUG: 09/1998 to 06/1999  Université Catholique de Lille, France : Material science

Preparatory engineering school: 09/1997 to 06/1998 Douai, France: Physics-chemistry


05/2008 to 05/2009 Postdoctoral fellowship (Smithsonian Institution/BioArCh)

09/2007 to 05/2008 Contractor

11/2006 to 06/2007 Marie Curie fellowship, University of York, UK

12/2003 to 06/2006 Research fellowship in chemistry at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI formerly SCMRE), Washington DC, USA: mainly, technical studies on organic materials

12/2002 to 12/2003 Research fellowship in chemistry at the Smithsonian Center for Material Research and Education (SCMRE), Washington DC, USA, on the effects of peroxide decontamination reagents on the chemical and physical properties of cultural materials (monitoring of the degradation of paints, papers, textiles (wool, silk, cotton), inks and metals)

03/2002 to 09/2002 Research internship on the study of the products of corrosion of copper and silver at the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (CRRMF), Paris, France

06/2001 to 08/2001 Research internship on the study of ancient inks by GC/MS at the Laboratoire d’Etude des Techniques et Instruments d’Analyse Moléculaire (LETIAM) at Orsay, France

06/2000 to 08/2000 Research internship on the Ion-Molecule reactions of Mars in the Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnétique (LURE) at Orsay, France


2008-2009 Smithsonian Institution’s post-doctoral grant

2006-2007 Marie Curie European grant of mobility for Early Stage Researcher from the European funded training site Palaeo, coordinated by Prof. Collins

2003-2006 Smithsonian Institution’s pre-doctoral grant

2002-2003 National Center for Preservation Technology & Training (NCPTT) grant


Third International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, ISBA 3, York 2008 - Organizing commmittee

Invited “Effects of Chemical and Biological Warfare Remediation Agents on the Materials of Museum Objects” – European Materials Research Society (E-MRS, France June 2003); “Methodologies for the analysis of archaeological food residues: application to the diet of Arctic people” - Topics in Conservation Science lecture, Smithsonian (Washington DC April 2006); “Proteomics: A method for the analysis of ancient proteins in conservation and archaeology” – Smithsonian Institution Conservation conference (Washington DC, June 2008)

Preliminary characterisation of artistic painting binders by protein mass spectrometry, Cappellini, E., Solazzo, C., Demarchi, B., Campani, E., Casoli, A. – Poster, 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, ISA, Siena 2008; ISBA 3, York 2008

Analysis of Art and Archaeological Materials Using Proteomics Techniques, Tokarski C., Solazzo C., Garnier N., Rolando C. – Talk, « Analytical Chemistry Applied to the Study and Preservation of Art and Cultural Works », Pittcon (The Pittsburg Conference) symposium, New Orleans 2008

What’s in the pot? Multiple approaches to the analysis and interpretation of organic residues in ceramics, Solazzo C. et al. – Poster, UK Archaeological Sciences, UKAS, Cambridge 2007; ISBA 3, York 2008

New developments in proteomics for the analysis of art and archaeological materials, Solazzo C. et al.. – Poster, ASMS (American Society for Mass Spectrometry), 55th ASMS conference on Mass Spectrometry, Indianapolis 2007

Proteomic analysis of wool from archaeological textiles from the Xiongnu period cemetery Gol Mod 2, Mongolia, Solazzo C. et al. - Talk, Non-Destructive and Microanalytical Techniques in Art and Cultural Heritage Research, TECHNART, Lisbon 2007

New Developments in Proteomics for the Analysis of Art and Archaeological Materials, Solazzo C. et al. – Poster, HUPO (HUman Proteome Organisation) 5th Annual World Congress, Long Beach 2006.

Adaptation of proteomics for the analysis of archaeological organic residues, Solazzo C., Rolando C. – Talk, Second International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, ISBA 2, Stockholm 2006; Talk, Congrés de la Société Française de Spectrométrie de Masse, SFSM, Nantes 2006

Evolution of the Technology in the fabrication of Tabuns from Tel Miqne Ekron (Israel) under the Phillistine Occupation (12e-7e BCE), Solazzo C., Erhardt D. – Poster, XIII IMRS (International Materials Research) Congress, Cancun 2004