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February 2020

Nicolas Gambardella
Expert biology, medical, sciences

Great Chesterford, United Kingdom
Local time: 04:26 GMT (GMT+0)

Native in: French (Variants: Belgian, Standard-France, Luxembourgish, Canadian, Swiss) Native in French
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Feb 18 (posted via  Presentation about corporate practices in science, 655 words, RN to FR ...more, + 80 other entries »
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Specialist of (but not limited to) the biomedical domain, whether patient report, research publications, grant applications, clinical trial reports etc.
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Affiliations Employer: aSciStance Ltd
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
GeneticsMedical: Cardiology
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical: Health Care
Science (general)Safety
Computers: SoftwareMedical: Instruments

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 314, Questions answered: 207, Questions asked: 16
Blue Board entries made by this user  9 entries

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Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 3
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Mar 2019. Became a member: Apr 2019. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to French (Upwork)
French to English (Upwork)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CafeTran Espresso, MateCat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, OmegaT, Gimp, Google Docs, Inkscape, LaTeX, LibreOffice, MemoQ server, SDL Multitrans, SDL MultiTrans, Powerpoint, SDL Online Translation Editor, SDL TRADOS, Smartcat
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Independent translator, French↔English

British and French citizen, I spent 32 years in France and 18 in Britain. My translation career started when, 20 years ago, I volunteered as a member of the team translating the LaTeX package documentation from English to French.

My comprehensive experience in writing documents was obtained over 25 years of academic research. This includes technical documentation, scientific articles, funding applications, and evaluation reports, both in French and English. I supervised many students, was associate editor of 3 scientific journals and member of a large number of advisory, evaluation, funding and hiring panels. Therefore, assessing and proofreading texts is what I did most for decades.

I can translate and edit documents in any scientific and technical field, but my personal expertise lies in the biomedical domain, mathematical modeling, and knowledge representation. What I like most in translation is gathering in-depth information about the topic, whether a person, a disease, or a machine, in order to provide a premium service.

Contact me: nicolas AT ascistance DOT co DOT uk 


"Nicolas is fast, speedy and is an excellent translator. He has an excellent command of both English and French - as required for my brief. You won't be disappointed!"

"Nicolas has translated a long and complex text extremely quickly, with great flexibility, listening skills and effective exchanges. It will be a pleasure to work with them again."

"Excellent translation and I really liked that he gave me suggestions on how to improve my English version!"

"Nicolas is a genius! Very fast, reliable, accommodating and provides the best translation. I will definitely work with him again in the future"

"Thank you for your quick yet professional translation"


1998, PhD - Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (University Paris VI)
1993, MSc - Evolution, biophysics, neuroendocrinology (Universities Paris VI, Paris VII, Paris XI)
1993, MSc - Biology-Biochemistry (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
1991, BSc - Cellular Biology and Physiology (University Paris VI)

Professional experience

2019-present, Director, aSciStance Ltd, Cambridge (UK)
2014-2015, Consulting Chief Data Officer, Curie Institute, Paris
2012-2018, Senior Group Leader, Babraham Institute, Cambridge (UK)
2003-2012, Group Leader, EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute, Cambridge (UK)
2001-2003, Research fellow CNRS, Pasteur institute, Paris
1999-2001, Post-doctoral fellow, University of Cambridge (UK)
1992-1999, Student and Post-doctoral fellow, Pasteur institute, Paris

Over 200 publications incl. 139 peer-reviewed, >20900 citations, H-index=64;  Google Scholar. Raised >8 millions GBP.

Computer Skills

XML Formats (developer of several standard formats) and ontologies. Familiar with Web technologies (HTML5, CSS3, CMS), former member of the W3C interest group Semantic Web in Life Sciences.  

Expert in the mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of systems, using ODEs, stochastic algorithms, genome-scale reconstructions. Experience in the analysis of large datasets (good knowledge of R, experience in Python, past experience in C and Perl, supervised projects in Java and Javascript).

Linux/Unix expertise. Proficient in text and graphical productivity tools (MS Office, Libre Office, LaTeX, Photoshop, Gimp, Illustrator,  Inkscape).

CAT tools: Cafetran Espresso, MateCat, MemoQ server, MultiTrans, OmegaT, SmartCat

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 366
PRO-level pts: 314

Top languages (PRO)
French to English198
English to French116
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)76
Medical: Cardiology43
Medical: Pharmaceuticals24
Transport / Transportation / Shipping12
Law: Contract(s)12
Pts in 23 more flds >

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This user has reported completing projects in the following job categories, language pairs, and fields.

Project History Summary
Total projects91
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Language pairs
English to French59
French to English26
Korean to English1
Specialty fields
Medical (general)21
Medical: Instruments4
Medical: Pharmaceuticals3
Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-)3
Computers: Software2
IT (Information Technology)2
Medical: Health Care1
Medical: Cardiology1
Other fields
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs9
Law (general)7
Food & Drink7
Business/Commerce (general)6
Poetry & Literature6
Mechanics / Mech Engineering5
Human Resources5
Electronics / Elect Eng5
Education / Pedagogy5
Internet, e-Commerce4
Marketing / Market Research4
Cosmetics, Beauty3
Tourism & Travel3
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.2
Sports / Fitness / Recreation2
Law: Taxation & Customs1
Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting1
Games / Video Games / Gaming / Casino1
Law: Contract(s)1
Keywords: French to English, English to French, Français vers Anglais, Anglais vers Français, proofreading, correction, editing, edition, translation, traduction, improvement, amélioration, biology, biologie, biotechnology, biotechnologie, biomedical, biomédical, patient record, dossier patient, clinical trial, essai clinique, prescription, ordonnance, research article, publication, thesis, thèse, computing, informatique, programming languages, langages de programmation, standards, ontologie, ontology

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