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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.  

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.

Congrats to Dr Benjamin Laroche who got the YNSECT PhD Award of the SCF Ile-de-France Section.

Benjamin got the YNSECT PhD Award of the SCF Ile-de-France Section in recognition of his PhD work on natural product total synthesis. He will present his work on the occasion of the Journée des Jeunes Talents de la Chimie en Ile-de-France 2017 on 19th June 2017. Benjamin currently performs a postdoc in Shu Kobayashi’s group […]

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!

Djamila, welcome!

Djamila Assellos joined us on 1st February to work on the total synthesis of a cytochalasin natural product during a 6-month M2 research internship. First player of the group at X. Welcome Djamila!

Last day at Museum on 30th December 2016

… and a quizz: when did it happen?

Congrats for Dr. Mehdi Zaghouani who successfully defended his PhD on Friday 7th!

Mehdi spent three years in our lab at the National Museum of Natural history in Paris, working on the Total synthesis, structure revision and natural history of dwarf cytochalasins: periconiasins under Bastien’s supervision. He was funded by the ANR SYNBIORG.