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 lectures 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”.
  • Dr Antonino MAZZAGLIA from the Institute of Nanostructured Materials ISMN (Italy) gave a course “Bio-soft Hybrid Nanomaterials: A short journey from the Structures to Drug deliveryand” a lecture entiltled “Cyclodextrin Supramolecular Assemblies for Application in Nanomedicine” in Rouen on May 10th to 11th 2022.
  • Professor Antonio MASSA from the University of Salerno (Italy) gave a course “Principles and Applications in Asymmetric Organocatalysis” and on lecture entitled “Multicomponent and cascade reactions in the asymmetric construction of valuable heterocycles” in Rouen on June 15th to 17th 2022.


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

  • Professor Brian WAGNER from the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) on June 27th from 2.00 to 5.00 pm (Paris time) : “Supramolecular Host-Guest Chemistry, and its Study via Fluorescence Spectroscopy” with Prof. Brian D. WAGNER.                      Zoom link to follow the Prof. WAGNER course live


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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