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director , researcher , Biochemistry educator

William Georges Hornebeck, French biochemistry educator, director, researcher. Achievements include design of novel elastase inhibitors; patents for new anti-inflammatory agents; patents for isolation of MMP inhibitors from wheat; research in biological activities of matrikines; research in novel functions of natural proteinase inhibitors. Grantee, Ministery of Research, 1996-2002, Reims University, EuropolAgro, 1997—2005.


Hornebeck, William Georges was born on December 28, 1946 in Djibouti, Cote Française des Somalies, France. Son of Georges Marius and Marie- Ange Hornebeck.


Bachelor, Lycee Hoche, Versailles, 1964. Master in Physics, University Orsay, France, 1967. Master in Chemistry, University Orsay, France, 1968.

Doctor of Philosophy in Biophysics, University Orsay, France, 1973. Doctor of Science, University Creteil, France, 1978.


Post doc fellow Meat Resarch Institute, Langford, England, 1973—1974. Charge research National Center for Science Research, Creteil, France, 1974—1978, director research 2nd class, 1989—1994, director research 1st class Reims, 1995—2008. Postdoctoral fellow University Cambridge, 1978—1979.

Director research team Biomolecules Institute University Reims, Champagne Ardenne, France, since 1995. Associate professor University Cergy Pontoise, Oise. Invited speaker in field.


  • Achievements include design of novel elastase inhibitors. Patents for new anti-inflammatory agents. Patents for isolation of MMP inhibitors from wheat.

    Research in biological activities of matrikines. Research in novel functions of natural proteinase inhibitors.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: (encyclopedia) Elastine, 1984. Editor: (book) Elastin and Elastases, 1989, Matrix Metalloproteinases and Cancer. Contributor more than 180 articles to professional publications.


Member of parent -teacher organization School, Ciry Salsogne, France, 2004—2006. Coordinator of cancer research National Institute for Cancer Research, Reims, France. Coordination of dermatological research National Institute for Dermatological research, Paris, France, 2004—2006.

Member of Biomolecule Institute, Bio-chemical Society, Canceropole (associate. Member Strasbourg 2003-2007, member science council).


  • Other Interests

    Painting, swimming, reading, teaching.


Married Agnes Marie- Anne Blain, March 7, 1998. Married Claire Josee Haas, May 10, 1969 (divorced July 10, 1996). Children: Marine Bernadette, Gael Stephane.

Georges Marius

Marie- Ange Hornebeck

Agnes Marie- Anne Blain

Claire Josee Haas

Marine Bernadette Hornebeck

Gael Stephane Hornebeck