Christian Sardet obtained a biochemical engineering degree from INSA, France and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a founder of the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the Marine Station of Villefranche-sur-Mer, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Paris University (UPMC).
Presently emeritus research director at the CNRS, Christian Sardet is the author of numerous scientific publications on the cell and molecular biology of fertilization and development of embryos and more recently on plankton. He is the recipient of the Grand Prix des Sciences de la Mer from the French Academy of Sciences. Creator of award-winning documentaries, animated films and DVDs, Christian received the European Award for Communication in Life Sciences from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).
Christian Sardet is a co-founder and a scientific coordinator of Tara Oceans expedition devoted to a global study of plankton in all oceans.