Bastien Nay


CNRS Research Director (Directeur de recherches, DR2)
Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique

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Email: bastien.nay[à]

Scopus: 6602658473
Researcher-ID: E-7483-2011
ORCID: 0000-0002-1209-1830

Curriculum Vitae

Leadership positions

  • 2017-present: group Total synthesis and interfaces in the joint CNRS unit Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique (UMR 7652 CNRS-X-ENSTA) at Ecole Polytechnique
  • 2016-present: Coordinator of the GDRI-CNRS European Network on Integrative Natural Product Chemistry (i-NPChem)
  • 2007-2016: group Fungal Natural Product Chemistry at the French National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France

Academic positions

  • 2014-present: CNRS Research Director (Directeur de recherche, DR2), at Ecole Polytechnique (since 2017), and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (until 2016)
  • 2017-present: Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
  • 2004-2014: CNRS researcher (Chargé de recherche, CR2 then CR1) at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • 2003: Postdoc, ICSN (Gif-sur-Yvette, France, team of C. Poupat), France
  • 2001-2002: Postdoc at the University of Nottingham (group of J. S. Clark), UK


  • 2008: Habilitation (French HDR) of University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France
  • 2000: PhD in Organic Chemistry, University of Toulouse, France (advisor Prof. J. Vercauteren, Bordeaux)
  • 1998: Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Bordeaux, France
  • 1997: Master of Organic Chemistry, University of Toulouse, France

Distinctions – Awards – Grants

  • 2018: Invited professor at Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Since 2017: Correspondent of the National Museum of Natural History
  • Since 2014: Distinguished member of the French Chemical Society (SCF)
  • 2016: ANR-16-MRSE-0022 (SYNSPIRED project, 2016-2017)
  • 2014: Young Researcher Award from the SCF Division of Organic Chemistry
  • 2013: N° ANR-12-BS07-0028-01 (SYNBIORG project, 2013-2017)
  • 2009: ANR-09-JCJC-0085 (HAINANOLIDE project, 2009-2012)
  • 2002: Marie Curie postdoc Fellow
  • 2002: PhD thesis award of the French Academy of Pharmacy
  • 2001: PhD thesis award of the Organic Chemistry Division of the SCF
  • 2000: Honored Student Award of the American Oil Chemist’s Society (AOCS)
  • 2000: Manucher Eijadi Award of the AOCS

Other positions

  • 2015-2018: Member and secretary of the Ile-de-France Board of the French Chemical Society
  • Since 2015: Management committee member of COST Action CM1407Challenging organic syntheses inspired by nature – from natural products chemistry to drug discovery”


  • 2018: Master 2 of Organic Chemistry of Université Catholique de Louvain (total synthesis courses)
  • Since 2017: Co-supervisor of experimental practice in chemistry at Ecole Polytechnique
  • Since 2016: Master 2 “Molecular Chemistry and Interfaces” of Ecole Polytechnique/Université Paris Saclay (total synthesis courses)
  • Since 2003: Master 2 “Molécules et cibles thérapeutiques” of Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle/Université Pierre et Marie Curie (medicinal chemistry and biosynthesis courses)

Editorial activities


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