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Opportunities to join the group


Eloi, welcome!

Eloi Astier started his PhD on 2nd October 2017. He’ll work on the total synthesis, biomimetic synthetic strategies and medicinal chemistry of natural quinolones.

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 Abstract: Two sesquiterpenes, 4-epi-microsphaeropsisin (1) and a dihydrofurano-2(1H)-naphthalenone (variabilone, 2) which represents […]

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.

Mehdi’s PhD viva on Friday 7th October!

Mehdi Zaghouani Total synthesis, structure revision and natural history of small cytochalasins: periconiasins Synthèse Totale, Révision Structurale et Histoire Naturelle de Cytochalasines de Petite Taille : les Périconiasines Doctorat de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie, sous la direction de Bastien Nay Soutenance le 7 octobre 2016 Doctorat de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie, sous la […]

Benjamin’s PhD viva on Monday 3rd October!

Benjamin LAROCHE Total synthesis of a biomimetic precursor of polycyclic chalasins and development of a bio-inspired photo-oxygenation strategy Synthèse totale d’un précurseur biomimétique des chalasines polycycliques et développement d’une méthodologie de photo-oxygénation bio-inspirée Doctorat de l’Université Pierre et Marie Curie, sous la direction de Bastien Nay, financé par l’ANR et la Fondation pour le Développement […]

Fifth stop of Bastien’s 2016 chemical world tour: Warberg, Germany

Attending the Summer meeting of the Graduate School “MINAS Microbial Natural Products” on the synthesis, production, and function of microbial Natural Products, from Monday 1st to Tuesday 2nd August at Warberg, near Braunschweig. Giving a talk on “From fungal natural history to bio-inspired total syntheses: chemistries in a Museum“

Marie Curie post-doctoral applications

Looking for talented candidates to apply to Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions – Individual Fellowships. Please send an email to Bastien Nay.* Individual Fellowships support the mobility of researchers within and beyond Europe – as well as helping to attract the best foreign researchers to work in the EU. The grant usually covers two years’ salary, a […]