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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.    

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.

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 […]

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

Next 48 Hours at Synchrotron SOLEIL on the DISCO line

48 Hours of experimentation at Synchrotron SOLEIL from Thursday 30th June to Saturday 2nd July to study the structure of peptides, with Séverine Zirah, Mehdi Zaghouani and Frank Wien on the DISCO line.

Amazing i-NPChem inaugural meeting

  Excellent short talks by 15 speakers were given on 6th and 7th June 2016 in the Grand amphitheater at the National Museum of Natural History, with a happy cocktail on Monday evening. Everybody enjoyed, great satisfaction with this in-house organization!

The Synspired project @ANR MRSEI (2016-2017)

Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Natural Product Drug-Leads: from Molecule Discovery to Bio-inspired Processes Natural products are important providers of drug leads in the occidental society and have played key roles in biological sciences and medicine due to their privileged ability to interact with life components. However, it is obvious that they cannot be sustainably purified […]

First paper from Chinese collaboration

Alkaloids were isolated from the Chinese whole plant of Palhinhaea cernua f. sikkimensis.