We are located in the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB) on the Bordeaux-Pessac University Campus, south west of France. Our team is part of the unit “Chimie et Biologie des Membranes et nanoobjets” (CBMN), CNRS/University Bordeaux 1/ENITAB (UMR 5248).
Our group’s research focuses on the biomimetic chemistry of peptides and proteins. We are interested in designing and elaborating systems with protein like structure and functions and to investigate and develop their biological and biomedical applications. Although centered on chemical synthesis, our research program is based on a multidisciplinary approach involving spectroscopic studies, crystallographic analyses, combinatorial techniques, binding studies.

Bordeaux 2018 Symposium on Foldamers


Not to be missed! IECB will host the Bordeaux 2018 Symposium on Foldamers on September 24-26, 2018. Registration and Abstract submission Deadline June 15, 2018 !


Spotlight on our JACS Publication


Our latest publication on « Metal-Free Catalysts: Peptide-Inspired Foldamers for Chiral H-Bond Donation » has been highlighted by the Editors of JACS.


Congratulations to Léonie!


Léonie has been awarded the Oral Communication prize at the Journée Grand Sud-Ouest 2017 from the French Chemical Society (SCF) held in Toulouse, France.


Congratulations to Diane!

on receiving her PhD from the University of Bordeaux and Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain  


A Visiting Professor in the Group


Prof. James Nowick, Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Irvine and currently Chair of the Department of Chemistry, will stay in Bordeaux from September 5 to 23 as a Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux in the context … Continue reading


A lecturer join the group


Guillaume Compain has been appointed lecturer (Maître de Conférences) at the University of Bordeaux (UFR des Sciences Pharmaceutiques)


Our Chapter in the book Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II


Our chapter entitled Foldamers in Medicinal Chemistry has just been released in the Reference work Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II.


Congratulations to Laura !


Laura has been awarded the Best Poster prize at the 53rd International Conference on Medicinal Chemistry RICT 2017 in Toulouse, France.


Congratulations to Diane !


Diane has been awarded the Oral Communication prize at the XLII edition of the « Attilio Corbella » International Summer School on Organic Synthesis (ISOS 2017) held in Gargnano, Italy.


Molecular Recognition within the Cavity of a Foldamer Helix Bundle


Our latest publication on molecular recognition within the cavity of a foldamer helix bundle has been published and highlighted on the cover of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.   About the Cover: Towards the development of functional water-soluble … Continue reading