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Looking for talented candidates to apply to some of our internship offers

We are looking for students (level M1 or M2) passionnated in organic synthesis who would like to perform an internship on total synthesis and chemical biology or biomimetic synthesis in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment. Apply with Bastien Nay. Irrelevant applications will not be considered. Advertisements

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 […]

We will be at #SFST7: 7ème Symposium Francophone de Synthèse Totale

Bastien participates in the organizing committee of the 7th Francophone Symposium on Total Synthesis which will take place at Orsay on 1st and 2nd June. Free registration is needed.

Martin, welcome!

Martin Louis-Sylvestre, M1 student at Orsay, joined our group on 3rd April 2017 to work on a medicinal chemistry topic. He will stay at lab for three months. Welcome Martin!

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!

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 Sculfort starts her PhD on the evolution of toxicity in mimetic butterflies

Ombeline Sculfort started her PhD on 3rd October 2016, working on the evolution of chemical defences in mimetic butterfly communities. FR: Histoire d’une convergence évolutive : évolution des défenses chimiques au sein de communautés de papillons mimétiques. This is a collaboration with Dr. Violaine Llaurens and Dr. Marianne Elias at Museum. Welcome Ombeline!