Patrick Barré, PhD

Your partner for English to French scientific translations


Your vision is my vision

Choosing the right translator for your project is paramount if you want to accomplish your goals and succeed in a foreign market. When we work together, I will prioritize your objectives and help you increase your market share in the French-speaking world.

Don’t let a mistranslation cost you your credibility

Choosing the wrong translator can result in severe consequences for your brand. Even something as minor as a mistranslated idiom can be enough to lose your client’s trust.

I will ensure your key terms and concepts are accurately translated, so that they best reflect the quality of your product. What’s more, I will certify that the translated document is appropriate for your target market.

Count on my qualifications

  • PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Master in Spectroscopy, Analytical and Physical Organic Chemistry,
    University Paris VI-Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Master in Biology and Biochemistry, University Paris XII-Val-de-Marne
  • Bachelor in Natural Sciences, University Paris XII-Val-de-Marne

Depend on my experience

Before becoming a full-time freelance French scientific translator, I spent 15 years working as a research associate for various institutions.

My career began in 1997 as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. My role involved synthesizing zeolites and mesoporous aluminosilicate catalysts, and characterizing them using solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. I also taught labs in chemistry and biochemistry.

Five years later and over the course of 10 years, I accepted several postdoctoral research associate roles at the Physical and Biophysical Medical Institute in Leipzig, Germany, Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York City, and CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) in Marseille, France.

At all three institutions, I utilized solid-state or high-resolution nuclear magnetic spectroscopy to characterize various proteins or protein interactions, including Alzheimer tau protein, leukemia BCR-ABL protein, and more.

Take a look at my achievements

  • Translated multiple e-books, application notes, user guides, etc.
  • 11 articles published in peer-reviewed journals
  • 12 presentations performed at international scientific conferences
  • Completed multiple one-day training programs by the French Society of Translators (corpus compilation, post-editing machine translation, terminology, style improvement, environmental translations, etc.)
  • Completed multiple webinars on marketing for translators, as well as improving the use of CAT tools, enhancing productivity, and ensuring quality

Main publications

  • Structural Transitions in Tau K18 on Micelle Binding Suggest a Hierarchy in the Efficacy of Individual Microtubule-binding Repeats in Filament Nucleation, Protein Science, 2013
  • Binding of the Three-Repeat Domain of Tau to Phospholipid Membranes Induces an Aggregated-like State of the Protein, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 2012
  • Opsin is a Phospholipid Flippase, Current Biologly, 2011
  • E46K Parkinson’s-Linked Mutation Enhances C-terminal-to-N-terminal Contacts in α-Synuclein, Journal of Molecular Biology, 2009
  • Folding of the Repeat Domain of Tau Upon Binding to Lipid Surfaces, Journal of Molecular Biology, 2006
  • Residual Structure in the Repeat Domain of Tau: Echoes of Microtubule Binding and Paired Helical Filament Formation, Biochemistry, 2005
  • Backbone Dynamics of Bacteriorhodopsin as Studied by 13C Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy, European Biophysics Journal, 2003
  • Structural and Dynamical Changes of the Bindin B18 Peptide Upon Binding to Lipid Membranes. A Solid-State NMR Study, Biochemistry, 2003

Entrust me with your sensitive documents

As a member of the French Society of Translators, I abide by a strict code of ethics
to ensure your documents are kept safe and private.