By using a biomimetic approach, our goal is to understand the active site of metalloproteins and particularly the key structural features required to obtain a specific activity such as, for (...)
The laboratory is located on the Beaulieu campus site of the University of Rennes 1, France. It has been existing since 2001 and is now composed of two permanent CNRS researchers. Our research activity is focused on the development of multifunctional chelates, mostly based on a porphyrin skeleton, for either fundamental understanding of biological processes in line with oxygen activation, but also for applications in cancer therapy and catalysis. Our interests thus encompass the fields of organic synthesis, coordination chemistry and life science.