UR1 Associate Professor - ISCR's professional equality referent

Email : soizic [dot] chevance [at] univ-rennes1 [dot] fr

Phone : +33 (0) 2 23 23 56 49

Fax : 930, B5 Villejean -PRISM Bio-NMR

Office number : 930, B5 @V /217 B10A @B


Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes UMR CNRS 6226 - PRISM Bio-NMR
Université de Rennes 1
Campus de Beaulieu - Building 10A, Office 217 - 35042 Rennes, France
CAmpus de Villejean - Building 5, Office 930 - 35043 Rennes, France

Phone: +33 (0)
@: soizic [dot] chevanceatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
Researcher ID: AAC-4249-2019

Research themes / Technical skills

•    Nanoparticles and functional self-assemblies: applications in theranostics and materials  : 10.1002/smll.201400300/ / 
•      Toxicity of Nanoparticles (ANR France/Germany Solnanotox 2014-2017):
•    Interactions involving Biomolecules: with biomimetic membranes, nanoparticles, peptides, drugs: doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2003.12.045 / doi:10.1021/jm901561u / doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0018329 /
•    Bioconjugation and catalysis in water (porphyrins): doi:10.1016/j.ccr.2013.05.010
•    Conformational stability and direct electron transfer activity of hemoproteins in hydrated ionic liquids: structure-function relationship:
 doi: 10.1002/cphc.201000779
•    Spectroscopies (Liquid NMR, CD, FTIR, UV-Visible absorption, Fluorescence emission), Light Scattering (DLS, NTA), Calorimetry (DSC, ITC), ...


Education and professional experience

  • sept. 2021-... : Associate Professor. University of Rennes 1, ISCR UMR CNRS 6226 & Platform PRISM Bio-NMR, France
  • sept. 2008-... :  Associate Professor. University of Rennes 1, ISCR UMR CNRS 6226, France
  • 2008:  Research Ingenior. University of Rennes 1, Institut de Génétique et Développement de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6290, France.
  •  jan 2005- oct 2007: Postdoctoral fellow. University of Florence, Centro di Ricerca di Risonanze Magnetiche, Sesto Fiorentino, Italie,
  • 2001-2004: PhD thesis in Structural Biology. University of Rennes 1, UMR CNRS 6509. Supervisor: Dr Aranud Bondon.

Teaching Activities

  • Biomolecules and Spectroscopy (M1 of Chemistry, L2 STS PCSTM)
  • Atomistic (L1 STS Biology- Environment- Life Chemistry)
  • Polymers  (ESIR2)
  • Organic Chemistry (ESIR FISA-UE COP)     
  • Informatics (L3 STS)
  • NMR spectroscopy (4th year Pharmacy, M1 BMC, L3 Pro NoVEx)

Teaching Responsabilities

•     Master 1 of Chemistry: Responsible of the UE 3g "Chemistry of Life" (2017-...)  (~ 10-20 students)
•     L2  of  Chemistry : Responsible of the UE Compléments Scientifiques SVE2 (2017-   ) (~ 50 students)
•     L1   Biology-Environment-Chemistry of Life (BECV) : Responsible of the UE3 "ATOM": atomistic, organic chemistry and solution chemistry (2011-...) (~700 students)


Committee work

•   Elected Member of the Administration Council of UR1 (2021-...)  

•  Elected Member of the ISCR’s board regent (2011-2016)(2017-2021)(2022-...)

•    Elected Member of the Chemical Section of the UFR SPM (2011-2016)(2021-...)

•    Elected Member of the UFR SPM Council (2019-...)


Scientific Collaborations

•    Dr Ulrich Jarry, Lacom Oncotrial, Biotrial (Rennes, France): Combined therapies (chemo-/radio-) for the treatment of glioblastoma.

•    Dr Rémy Pedeux, INSERM, COSS (Chemistry Oncogenesis Stress Signaling), UMR_S 1242,16 LCC Eugène Marquis (Rennes, France)/ Labcom Oncotrial: Combined therapies (chemo-/radio-) for the treatment of cancer.

•    Dr Paul Rétif, Chief Medical Physicist at CHR Metz-Thionville,(Metz, France): Modeling, Simulation and numerical analysis of the interactions between X-ray and gold nanoparticles.

•    Dr Corinne Lagrost, MaCSE, ISCR (Rennes, France): Direct electrochemistry and electrocatalysis of hemoproteins in non-conventional Ionic liquid media.
•    Dr Marie-Bérengère Troadec, INSERM, UMR 1227, LBAI (CHU Brest, France): development of multi-modal imaging tools for targeting circulating tumors.

Scientific Production

•    french Patent « Assemblages de nanoparticules hydrophobes en milieu aqueux » n° 15 62860 (18/12/2015), (SATT Ouest Valorisation)

Book Chapters
•    Recent Advances in Catalysis by Water-Soluble Metalloprorphyrins. G. Simonneaux, P. Le Maux, S. Chevance, H. Srour
In Handbook of Porphyrin Science, Eds. K. Kadish, K. Smith and R. Guilard, 2012, Vol. 21, 377-410.
•    Cyclopropanation Reactions. G. Simonneaux; P. Le Maux; S. Chevance
In Science of Synthesis: Water in Organic Synthesis, Ed. Shu Kobayashi, Thieme, 2012,.211-223.

•    Promises and limitations of nanoparticles in the era of cell therapy: Example with CD19-targeting chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-modified T cells, H. Jakobczyk, F. Sciortino, S. Chevance, F. Gauffre, M-B. Troadec. Int J Pharm 2017, 523, p813-824.

Outreach publications
•    "De la Chimie pour notre Santé" - Café de l'Espace des Sciences . Soizic Chevance; Franck Camerel & Yannick Arlot. (2017/2/2). podcast available

Publications referenced in HAL

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