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Juan Elezgaray is senior researcher (directeur de recherche) at CNRS, in the unit CBMN (UMR 5248). He received a PhD in theoretical physics at Paris 6 University in 1989, and conducted postdoctoral reseach at the Applied Math department of Cornell University (1990-1991). He holds a permanent position in CNRS since 1989. He has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals and is coauthor of a book on wavelets (signal analysis). His scientific interests are focused on modelling biologically motivated systems, from proteins to DNA, he also develops optics related modelling. Recently, he has actively contributed to the understanding of the DNA origami formation by deriving a predictive model of the folding thermodynamics.