International conferences and XL-Chem courses of excellence 2021/2022

International conferences and XL-Chem courses of excellence 2021/2022


Since the beginning of the 2021/2022 academic year, the XL-Chem Graduate School of Research had the pleasure of welcoming several internationally renowned researchers, who came to give courses of excellence to XL-Chem Master 1 and 2 students, as well as conferences to the Normandy scientific community.


  • Professor Alexandre GAGNON from the University of Quebec in Montreal gave a lecture to the Master students on the introduction to epigenetics from the point of view of medicinal chemistry, as well as a lecture on the development of inhibitors of biological targets involved in gene expression, between October 25th and 29th, 2021. His travel and lecture were fully funded by the XL-Chem program.
  • Professor Peter KARUSO from Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) gave a 4-hour lecture on November 17 and 18, 2021 to the Masters students, by videoconference due to the health crisis, on the following topics: prebiotic chemistry and the organic chemistry of primary metabolism / fatty acid and polyketide biosynthesis and biominetic synthesis.
  • Professor Michael HIPPLER from the University of Münster (Germany) gave a 4-hour lecture on December 15, 16 and 17th, 2021 to the Master students and the scientific community of Normandy on the following topics: proteomic analysis and photosynthesis.
  • Peter KELE from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences gave a lecture on March 4th entitled ” Bioorthogonally activated photoresponsive systems”.

Other interventions of our foreign partners are planned until the end of the academic year.


  • Dr Antonino MAZZAGLIA from the Institute of Nanostructured Materials ISMN (Italy) in May
  • Professor Antonio MASSA from the University of Salerno (Italy) in June
  • Professor Brian WAGNER from the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) in June


Industrial partners of the XL-Chem Graduate School of Research also spoke to our students to share their experience and expertise.


  • Clément PAUL from ARKEMA spoke to the Master’s students on January 26th to present his career path and his job as a doctoral research engineer in the physical chemistry of polymers, and then gave a course on macromolecular engineering.


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