Author Archives: bastiennay

Fungal sesquiterpenes with special reactivity in Organic Letters

Just released A reactive eremophilane and its antibacterial 2(1H)‑naphthalenone rearrangement product, witnesses of a microbial chemical warfare S. Amand, M. Vallet, L. Guedon, G. Genta-Jouve, F. Wien, S. Mann, J. Dupont, S. Prado* and B. Nay* Organic Letters 2017, in press, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.7b01788

Amazing biomimetic syntheses presented by Dr Jonathan George at LSO

Jonathan George was welcome on 12/7/2017 at LSO for a talk and passionating discussions on Biomimetic Synthesis of Natural Products. Among recent achievements: A unifying paradigm for naphthoquinone-based meroterpenoid (bio)synthesis Zachary D. Miles, Stefan Diethelm, Henry P. Pepper, David M. Huang, Jonathan H. George, Bradley S. Moore Nature Chem. 2017, ASAP Biomimetic Total Synthesis of (±)-Verrubenzospirolactone Hiu C. Lam, […]

Four days at SOLEIL Synchrotron on DISCO beamline for photoswitchable peptide studies

The DISCO beamline at SOLEIL welcomes us for four days at Synchrotron SOLEIL from 6th to 9th July. This is a collaboration with Dr. Frank Wien (beamline team) and Dr. Séverine Zirah (Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle), to study the structure of photoswitchable peptides. This is supported by SOLEIL.    

Speaking at the ICSN-UPSaclay Natural Products Symposium on 30th June

We attend the ICSN-UPSaclay Natural Products Symposium on 29th-30th June at Gif-sur-Yvette. Bastien is speaking on Friday morning about: Bio-inspired total synthesis… or not, a personal overview

i-NPChem Workshop on Natural Product Biosynthesis on 28th June 2017

We attend (and co-organize) the i-NPChem Workshop on Natural Product Biosynthesis on 28th June 2017 at Gif-sur-Yvette. Enjoying amazing and stimulating talks by the five speakers !

SYNFACTS Poster Prize for Wei at SFST7

Congratulations to Wei Zhang who got the SYNFACTS Posterprize at SFST7 (7th French Symposium on Total Synthesis), on 2nd June 2017, for her work on the total synthesis of functionalized diketopiperazines. Wei is a 2nd year PhD student.  

We are at #SFST7: 7ème Symposium Francophone de Synthèse Totale, 1-2 June

We will be at SFST7 at Orsay, 1-2 June 2017. Wei and Bastien attend. Wei will present her poster on her synthetic work: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. Bastien co-organizes the symposium.

Wei got a poster Prize at the “Journée de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève”, Paris, on 30th May

Wei Zhang presented a poster at the Journée de Chimie Organique et de Chimie Organique Biologique de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève at Institut Curie, Paris. Her presentation was titled: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. She got a poster Prize for this presentation of her work!

Wei gave a talk at RCO on 4th May 2017

Wei Zhang gave a talk yesterday at the 15th Rencontres de Chimie Organique at Thiais. Her presentation was titled: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. Djamila and Martin also attended, with other colleagues of LSO .

Ombeline hunting toxic mimetic butterflies in Peru

Ombeline Sculfort is currently hunting toxic butterflies in Peru near Tarapoto. She will spend four months there. The aim is to study and understand the evolution of toxicity in mimetic butterflies. This is a collaborative project with the French National Museum of Natural History.