Author Archives: bastiennay2

Beautiful lecture by Dr Laurence Miesch on 4th July 2017 at LSO

Dr Laurence Miesch (Laboratoire de Chimie Organique Synthétique – UMR7177, Strasbourg University) gave a talk today at LSO, on “Alkynyl ketones providing access to valuable building blocks.”

Benjamin received the YNSECT PhD Award at the SCF-IDF Day of Young Talents in Chemistry

Benjamin Laroche received the YNSECT PhD Prize at the SCF Day of Ile-de-France Young Talents in Chemistry on 19th June 2017

New paper from Chinese collaboration

Asymmetric Total Synthesis of Distaminolyne A and Revision of its Absolute Configuration D.-Y. Sun, G.-Y. Han, J.-X. Gong, B. Nay, X.-W. Li,* Y.-W. Guo* Organic Letters 2017, in press, doi: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b03892 Abstract: The first total synthesis of a marine derived polyacetylene, distaminolyne A, and its enantiomer were achieved from the commercially available undec-10-en-1-ol. A key […]

First day at Ecole Polytechnique on 3rd January 2017

Our research group moves in the Organic Synthesis Laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique today. On this occasion, our website has got a new design!

Last day at Museum on 30th December 2016

… and a quizz: when did it happen?

Our first paper on toxic butterflies and mimicry, featuring Aimilia’s work!

Variation in cyanogenic compounds concentration within a Heliconius butterfly community: does mimicry explain everything? M. Arias,* A. Meichanetzoglou, M. Elias, N. Rosser, D. L. de-Silva, B. Nay, V. Llaurens BMC Evolutionary Biology2016, 16, 272, doi: 10.1186/s12862-016-0843-5

Our last natural product paper on complex oligophenalenone dimers

Antimicrobial Oligophenalenone Dimers from the Soil Fungus Talaromyces stipitatus Yi Zang, Grégory Genta-Jouve, Alexandre E. Escargueil, Annette K. Larsen, Laura Guedon, Bastien Nay* and Soizic Prado* Journal of Natural Products 2017, ASAP, doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.6b00458

Seeking Chinese applicants for a postdoc or a CSC-funded PhD at Ecole Polytechnique (closed)

Chinese applicants to a PhD fellowship funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council are welcome. The PhD project will concern the design of biomimetic and diversity-oriented strategies to synthesize natural products and medicinally relevant analogues in a bioactive compound series. Contact: Dr. Bastien Nay. We are also looking for talented Chinese postdoc candidates.

M2 internship offer in total synthesis (closed)

Looking for a talented M2 student to work on the total synthesis of a polycyclic natural product at Ecole Polytechnique for 5 or 6 months between January and July 2017. The work will be performed at LSO (Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique), in a motivating international scientific atmosphere. Any motivated student can contact Bastien Nay for […]

Ombeline at the 3rd Meeting of the GDR Mediatec Marseille, 28th-29th October 2016

Ombeline Sculfort attended the third meeting of the GDR Mediatec on chemical exchanges in the environment and chemical ecology will be held at Marseille, France, from 28th to 29th October 2016. She presented