People

Team Leader

Dr Nicolas Blanchard

Director of Research (CNRS)

Nicolas Blanchard received his Ph.D. from the Université Paris VI in 2000. After postdoctoral studies at Michigan University, he joined the CNRS as Chargé de Recherche in 2002 and became Directeur de Recherche at the University of Strasbourg in 2013. His research program currently focuses on total synthesis of polyketides (especially mycolactones), copper catalysis, nitrogen-substituted alkynes, and cycloaddition reactions.

  n.blanchard@unistra.fr
 (+33) 3 89 33 68 24


Permanent Staff

Dr Vincent Bizet

Researcher (CNRS)

Vincent Bizet received his PhD from the INSA of Rouen (France) in 2012. After postdoctoral studies at RWTH Aachen University and then at Geneva University, he joined the CNRS as « Chargé de recherche » at University of Strasbourg in 2016. His research interest currently focus on the development of transition-metal-catalyzed synthetic methodologies.

 vbizet@unistra.fr
  (+33) 3 89 33 68 38

Dr Anna Boulanger

Assistant professor

Anna is a Natural Product Chemist. Her interest involves the discovery and biotransformation of bioactive natural products from plants and microorganisms.

 anna.boulanger@uha.fr
  (+33) 3 89 33 68 76

Dr Samuel Fouchard

Assistant professor

Samuel has been Maître de Conférences since 2006. His interest focuses on microbiology and new strategies to improve the rate of metabolism of lipid substrates using whole cells.

samuel.fouchard@uha.fr
  (+33) 3 89 33 68 62


 

PhD Students

Nicolas Brach

PhD Student

Nicolas Brach began studying chemistry at IUT Robert Schuman in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (FR), then moved to the Faculté de Chimie in Strabourg (FR) where he graduated in 2019 ; he obtained a Master’s degree in molecular and supramolecular chemistry. In 2019, he joined the team of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet inside the “Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methodologies” lab as a Ph.D student to work on heterochemistry, with a specialization in ihDA/rDA reactions.

 nicolas.brach@etu.unistra.fr             Short CV:                    (+33) 3 89 33 68 55

Vincent Debrauwer

PhD Student

Vincent Debrauwer studied chemistry at University of Toulouse (FR) for 2 years then he moved to CPE Lyon (FR) where he graduated in 2017. During his studies he did a 3 months’ internship in the group of Prof. Batey at University of Toronto (CA) (2013). He did his industrial work placement at Origenis (2015-2016) in Munich (DE) for one year and his master internship at the University of Lyon in the laboratory of Dr. Thierry Billard under the supervision of Dr. Anis Tlili. In 2018, he joined the team “Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methodologies” within the “Laboratoire d’Innovation Moléculaire et Application” (LIMA, UMR 7042) at the University of Strasbourg (FR) to do his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet.

 vincent.debrauwer@etu.unistra.fr       Short CV:        ORCID 0000-0002-2399-6053       (+33) 3 89 33 68 55

Lenaic Rummler

PhD Student

Lénaïc Rummler started his studies in chemistry at the IUT of Strasbourg (Fr) for 2 years. He obtained a master’s degree in molecular and Supramolecular chemistry at University of Strasbourg in 2019. He did an industrial work placement at PolyPeptids Group (Fr – 2016) in R&D for 5 months. During his master, he did internships in the team “Synthèse Organique Métallocatalysée et Hétérochimie” in the “Laboratoire d’Innovation Thérapeutique” (LIT, UMR 7200) at the University of Strasbourg on the development of methodologies and syntheses of alkaloids structure with domino reaction. In 2019, he joined the team “Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methodologies” in the “Laboratoire d’Innovation Moléculaire et Application” (LIMA, UMR 7042) at the University of Strasbourg (Fr) to do his PhD on the development of transition-metal-catalyzed synthetic methodologies under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet.

 lenaic.rummler@etu.unistra.fr             Short CV:                   (+33) 3 89 33 68 55

Diksha Singh

PhD Student

Diksha Singh started studying Chemistry at University of Delhi, for 3 years. Then she moved to IISER Bhopal, to pursue Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry. In 2019, she joined the team “Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methodologies” in the “Laboratoire d’Innovation Moléculaire et Application” (LIMA, UMR 7042) at the University of Strasbourg (Fr) to do her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet.

 diksha.singh@etu.unistra.fr             Short CV:                    (+33) 3 89 33 68 55

Qiaolan Yang

PhD Student

Qiaolan Yang was born in China. She obtained a master’s degree in chemistry Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2019. She did Medicinal chemistry as a joint training student at Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, during which time she carry out the research and treatment of mental illness drugs. In 2020, she joined the team “Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methodologies” in the “Laboratoire d’Innovation Moléculaire et Application” (LIMA, UMR 7042) at the University of Strasbourg (Fr) under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet.

 qiaolan.yang@etu.unistra.fr       Short CV:        ORCID 0000-0002-6960-705X     (+33) 3 89 33 68 55

Chunyang Zhang 
(Joint PhD with Prof. Evano, ULB, Bruxelles)

PhD Student

Chunyang Zhang was born at 1989 in China and studied chemistry at the Henan University and the Zhengzhou University. Then she obtained a CSC scholarship and started her Ph.D. study in the Free University of Brussels and the University of Strasbourg under the supervision of Prof. Gwilherm Evano and Dr. Nicolas Blanchard. Now her research focuses on the development of new cyclization reactions based on ynamides.

 chunyang.zhang@etu.unistra.fr             Short CV:            (+33) 3 89 33 68 55


 

Undergraduate Students

Logan Charton

Master 2 Student

Logan Charton studied chemistry in Metz (Universite de Lorraine) and then in Strasbourg where he is currently a master 2 student in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry. After his Master 1 internship in the group « Synthèse Organique Métallocatalysee et Hétérochimie » within the « Laboratoire d’Innovation Therapeutique » (LIT, UMR7200) about palladium-catalyzed cascade reactions, he joined in January 2020 the « Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methods » group within the « Laboratoire d’Innovation Moleculaire et Applications » (LIMA, UMR7042) for his Master 2 internship under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Blanchard and Dr. Vincent Bizet.

 logan.charton@etu.unistra.fr

Pierre Delmée

Master 2 Student

Pierre Delmée studied chemistry at the University of Namur. After obtaining his bachelor degree, he joined the laboratory of “Chimie Organique de Synthèse” (COS) lead by Steve Lanners, where he realised his master thesis about the “Total synthesis of L-783,277 based on Z-selective RCM”. At the end of his master 2, he joined the group of “Biomolecules, synthesis, and methods” lead by Nicolas Blanchard for a three months internship. 

pierre.delmee@student.unamur.be


 

Group Mascot

Vince the sloth

 

Vince was born in the Alsatian countryside in 2018 and joined the research group thereafter.
Vince’s main interests are sleeping while curled into a ball (up to 15 hours a day), eating leaves, slowly visiting his new Lab and catalytic asymmetric synthesis.

 

Alumni

Permanent staff


Dr Philippe Bisseret

2012-2019


Post-docs


LinkedIn Dr Virginie Casarotto

2009-2010

LinkedIn Dr Morgan Donnard

2011-2012

LinkedIn Dr Arnaud Stévenin

2011-2012

LinkedIn Dr Stéphane Schweizer

2010-2013

LinkedIn Dr Lise Parmentier

2013-2014

LinkedIn Dr Hajer Abdelkafi

2015-2016

LinkedIn Dr JianJun Wang

2018-2019


PhD students


LinkedIn Dr Jérémie Mandel

2006-2010

LinkedIn Dr Anne-Caroline Chany

2008-2011

LinkedIn Dr Cédric Tresse

2011-2014

LinkedIn Dr Guillaume Duret

2013-2016

LinkedIn Dr Sarah Saint Auret

2014-2017

LinkedIn Dr Vincent Le Fouler

2016-2019


Master students


Nadège Hamon

2007

Anne-Caroline Chany

2008

Nathalie Dubois

2009

Stéphane Wittmann

2011

Karim Dahbi

2012

Marion Lacaud

2012

Mathieu Lafage

2012

Aymeric Dolbois

2014

David Thiébaut

2016

Boyang Yin

2016

Naoual Leqraa

2017

Cédric Pfister

2018


Undergraduate students


Véronica Gantert

2009

Cindy Buonomano

2010

Elodie Lucas

2010

Cédric Fries

2010

Bilale Bouarissa

2011

Aude Christen

2011

Guillaume Erbland

2014

Alexandre Schmitt

2014

Robert Quinlan

2014-2015

David Thiébaut

2015

Boyang Yin

2015

Gaétan Risch (Don Bosco middle school)

2015

Guillaume Gascard

2016

Karol Turbakiewicz (Don Bosco middle school)

2016

Sokhna Oumou Diop

2017

Adem Lakkaichi

2017

Manavy Phat

2017

Elodie Achard

2017-2018

Victor Thurnherr (Don Bosco middle school)

2018

Adrien Weissbeck (Monod middle school)

2018

Alexia Kubler

2018

Pauline Antunes

2018

Carla Faivre

2018

Pierre Runser-Bindler (Zillisheim high school)

2018

Miljana Dordevic Birling

2018

Nirina Razafindrazaka

2018

Malik Sebbat

2019

Yasmine Chibout

2019

Martin Monier

2019

Chloé Hestin

2019

Estelle Berreur

2019