Category PhD students

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. Advertisements

Oscar, welcome!

Oscar Gayraud started his PhD on 1st September 2017. He’ll work on the total synthesis of complex cytochalasins for three years at LSO, investigating bio-inspired transformations.

Biomimetic chemical diversity of resinic acids uncovered by photooxygenation in Organic Chemistry Frontiers

Read our last paper on the oxygenation of resinic diterpenes, from Benjamin’s PhD work: Harnessing the potential diversity of resinic diterpenes through visible light-induced sensitized oxygenation coupled to Kornblum-DeLaMare and Hock reactions B. Laroche and B. Nay Organic Chemistry Frontiers 2017, in press, DOI: 10.1039/C7QO00633K Abstract: A biomimetic procedure for the late-stage functionalization of various […]

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 […]

Last day at Museum on 30th December 2016

… and a quizz: when did it happen?