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ENSCR - Full Professor

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR 6226
11 allée de Beaulieu
CS 503837
35708 Rennes cedex 7, France

Building C, Office 2.12
Phone: +33 (0)

Research themes

• Synthesis and formulation of lipids for the vectorization of anti-cancer and anti-diabetic agents and DNA – vectors for vaccine development
• Extraction and chemical modifications of active agents (antioxidants, anticancer, anti-inflammatory) originating from algae’s or medical plants
• Synthesis and physical-chemical characterizations of surfactants from biological resources for application in detergence, agro-chemistry, cosmetics and medicine

Key words / Scientific skills

• Lipids
• Physical chemistry
• Relation between structure and properties
• Soft matter
• Organized molecular systems

Education and professional experience

• Professor (2000 - , ENSCR, France)
• Scientific collaborator on the project TMR-TOSS (1999 – 2000, University of Geneva, Switzerland)
• Associate professor, temporary position (1998 – 1999, University of Rennes 1, France)
• post-doctoral fellow (1997 – 1998, University of Versailles , France )
• PhD (1997, University of Berne, Switzerland)
• Master Degree (1990, University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Teaching activities

• Crystallography
• Descriptive chemistry
• Thermodynamics
• Interactions of matter and radiation
• Spectroscopy IR and Raman
• Materials : relation of structure and properties
• Rheology
• Organized molecular systems : from the conception to the application

Membership in professional organizations

• French Chemical Society
• American Chemical Society
• Croatian Chemical Society

Committee work

• Responsibility for evaluation of internships of the 3rd year students at ENSCR


• 1st prize for poster presentation on the Congress Math/Chem/Com 1990 in Dubrovnik, Croatia


• Thierry Benvegnu, ENSCR, Rennes, France
• Pascal Loyer, INSERM, Rennes, France
• Fabienne Gauffre, Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France
• Tristan Montier, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
• Paul-Alain Jaffres, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
• Mathieu Berchel, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France
• Franck Artzner, IPR, Rennes, France
• Vincent Gaudefroy, IFSTTAR, Nantes, France
• Lionel Odie, CEREMA, Saint Brieuc, France

Scientific Production

Selected scientific production
R. Covis, J.-P. Guégan, J. Jeftić, M. Czjzek, M. Benoit, T. Benvegnu
« Structural and rheological properties of kappa (k)-carrageenans covalently modified with cationic moieties »
J. Polym. Res 2016 23:78.

N. Sari-Chymayssem, S. Taha, H. Mawlawi, J.-P. Guégan, J. Jeftić, T. Benvegnu « Extracted and depolymerized alginates from brown algae Sargassum vulgare of Lebanese origin : chemical, rheological and antioxidant properties »
J. Appl. Phycol. 2015 27 1-15.

T. Le Gall, J. Barbeau, S. Barrier, M. Berchel, L. Lemiègre, J. Jeftić, C. Mériadec, F. Artzner, D. R. Gill, S. C. Hyde, C. Ferec, P. Lehn, P.-A. Jaffres, T. Benvegnu, T. Montier
« Effects of a Novel Archaeal Tetraether-Based Colipid on the In Vivo Gene Transfer Activity of Two Cationic Amphiphiles »
Mol. Pharmaceutics 2014 11 2973-2988.

T. Benvegnu, L. Lemiègre, S. Dalençon, J. Jeftić
« Applications of Extremophilic Archaeal Lipids in the Field of Nanocarriers for Oral/Topical Drug Delivery »
Curr. Biotech. 2013 2 294-303.

J. Jeftić, M. Berchel, C. Mériadec T. Benvegnu
« Small-Angle and Wide-Angle X-Ray Scattering Study of Slow Relaxation Following Phase Transitions of New Bolaamphiphiles Based on N-(12-Betainylamino-Dodecane)-octyl β-D-Glucofuranosiduronamide Chloride »
Spec. Letters 2012 45 392-403.

Invited talks at Conferences: 2
Communications at Conferences: 20
Seminars in Laboratories: 10
Publications: 45
Book Chapter: 2
Patent: 2
Democratization of science: Fête de la Science: participation in organization 2004-2008

Publications referenced in HAL