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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.    

Speaking at the ICSN-UPSaclay Natural Products Symposium on 30th June

We attend the ICSN-UPSaclay Natural Products Symposium on 29th-30th June at Gif-sur-Yvette. Bastien is speaking on Friday morning about: Bio-inspired total synthesis… or not, a personal overview

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

SYNFACTS Poster Prize for Wei at SFST7

Congratulations to Wei Zhang who got the SYNFACTS Posterprize at SFST7 (7th French Symposium on Total Synthesis), on 2nd June 2017, for her work on the total synthesis of functionalized diketopiperazines. Wei is a 2nd year PhD student.  

We are at #SFST7: 7ème Symposium Francophone de Synthèse Totale, 1-2 June

We will be at SFST7 at Orsay, 1-2 June 2017. Wei and Bastien attend. Wei will present her poster on her synthetic work: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. Bastien co-organizes the symposium.

Wei got a poster Prize at the “Journée de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève”, Paris, on 30th May

Wei Zhang presented a poster at the Journée de Chimie Organique et de Chimie Organique Biologique de la Montagne Sainte Geneviève at Institut Curie, Paris. Her presentation was titled: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. She got a poster Prize for this presentation of her work!

Wei gave a talk at RCO on 4th May 2017

Wei Zhang gave a talk yesterday at the 15th Rencontres de Chimie Organique at Thiais. Her presentation was titled: Biomimetic oxidative strategies and alternative route for the synthesis  natural products in the diketopiperazine series. Djamila and Martin also attended, with other colleagues of LSO .

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.

Meet us at JCO 2016 from 7th to 9th September 2016

With an oral communication of Benjamin Laroche on Thursday: Total synthesis of a key biomimetic precursor towards polycyclic chalasans (OC40). And the posters of Mehdi Zaghouani (Total synthesis of new cytochalasans in the periconiasin series, P058), Wei Zhang (Biomimetic oxidative strategies for the synthesis of medicinally relevant natural products in the diketopiperazine series, P298) and […]

Fourth stop of Bastien’s 2016 chemical world tour: Copenhague

Leaving on Sunday 24th… The 9th Joint Natural Products Conference 2016 will be held in Copenhagen. Bastien will present an invited conference on Natural history, bio-inspiration and natural product synthesis: chemistries in a museum. Hope to meet you there!