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After studying geology and specializing in isotope geochemistry, my research focused on the quantification of chemical and isotopic variability in various samples (rocks, plants, organic tissues) in order to better understand a range of geological, environmental and biological processes. This evolution of thematic, from the deep Earth to the health of living beings, allowed me to acquire interdisciplinary knowledge and robust skills in isotopic geochemistry that I used to develop comprehensive research closer to humans to improve their health conditions. 

My current research interests, deeply integrated in a sustainability science approach, lie at the interface between human health and environmental risks. Mainly focused on natural environmental pollutants such as metal-rich volcanic particles, I try to quantify their entire body-scale health impacts following chronic exposure.

To address this major health burden, I use a systemic approach combining in-vivo biological experiments performed on rodents with innovative isotope analyses coupled with histological, metabolomic, proteomic and transcriptomic measurements.

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Scientific activities & Responsibilities :

Since 2022 IAVCEI (International Association of Volcanology & Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior)  membership

2022 Organization of a regional workshop (co-management 50%) – Life after a PhD in Earth Sciences: How to get jobs outside Academia?

2022 Member of the scientific and pedagogical committee – School scientific exhibition: ExpoScience Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2022 Supervision of a Master Student (6months, M. Moreira, LMV Clermont-Ferrand) – Volcanic Pollution & Health

Since 2021 Reviewer for Peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Frontiers in Medicine, Global Biogeochemical cycles, …)

2021 Organization of a Regional Workshop; Impact of environmental pollutants on human health, i-Site/OPGC (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

2021 Broad Public Science Dissemination, Clermont Innovation Week (France) – Is living in a volcanic context dangerous?

2021 Reviewer for Global Biogeochemical Cycles (IF: 4.6)

2020 Laboratory council Member (LMV), France

2019 Supervision of a Master student (P. Béziat, ETH Zurich) – Selenium speciation & environmental cycle

2016 Doctorate congress organization, Lyon, France

Since 2015 EAG (European Association Geochemistry) and SFIS (French stable isotope society) membership

2014 Field trip (Canada, 10 days)


  • 2022
    • L. Sauzeat, J. Eychenne, L. Gurioli, M. Boyet, D. Jessop, R. Moretti, M. Monrose, H. Holota, C. Beaudoin and D. Volle, “Metallome deregulation and health-related impacts due to long-term exposure to recent volcanic ash deposits: New chemical and isotopic insights.”, The Science of the total environment, pp. 154383, 2022.
    • J. Morel, L. Sauzeat, L. Goeminne, P. Jha, E. Williams, R. Houtkooper, R. Aebersold, J. Auwerx and V. Balter, “The mouse metallomic landscape of aging and metabolism.”, Nature communications, vol. 13 (1) , pp. 607, 2022.