The BSM team is part of the LIMA Laboratory (Université de Haute-Alsace, Université de Strasbourg and CNRS). Its research focuses on three research areas with an emphasis on new concepts of reactions having applications in natural product chemistry, life- or material sciences.
In a first area of research, we develop synthetic methods based on cycloaddition reactions, metal-catalyzed cross-couplings (with a special focus on copper) and hydroelementation of heterosubstituted alkynes, allowing a straightforward preparation of heterocyclic synthons of interest for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries
The second area of research is centered on natural products. This area is sub-divided in two themes, the first one deals with the total synthesis of mycolactone A/B, a polyketidic natural product of importance in a mycobacterial disease, Buruli ulcer.
The third area of research aims at the identification, analysis and applications of natural products (bioactive natural products from endophytes ; chemotaxonomy and phytochemical studies of plants; studies on hybrid organic-inorganic materials for cosmetic or medical uses).