Dr. Jean Suffert Research Group

Our research group is located in the Faculty of Pharmacy in Strasbourg (France) and is a part of the Laboratory for Therapeutic Innovation (UMR CNRS/UDS 7200). Different groups compose this laboratory and each have their own scientific skills, such as organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry, molecular modeling, pharmacognosy and pharmacology, resulting in an academic plateform that can focus its research on a better understanding of cellular communication in living systems.

In addition, the University of Strasbourg is offering an unique and stimulating environment as it ranks 16th in the world for chemistry (ARWU ranking)

Our group is one of the teams constituting the International Center for Frontier Research in Chemistry (ICFRC).
In 2007, the French Government selected Strasbourg as the Center of Excellence in Chemistry for the country. ICFRC involves 80 teams in different institutes in Strasbourg comprising about 250 scientists and faculty members, 250 PhD students and 250 post-docs and technical staff.

Our team aim is to explore and provide new synthetic tools for the manufacturing of biomolecules. Our areas of interest include diastereoselectives reactions, multicomponante reactions, 1,3 dipolar species, heterocyclic chemistry, palladium chemistry, cascade/domino reactions, synthesis of complexes molecules, enediynes, anticancer agents.




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News   (archives)

10.03.2014 : Happy 60th Birthday Angèle !!!

27.01.2014 : Happy 60th Birthday Jean !!!

01.01.2014 : Our Team is wishing you a nice and fruitful year 2014 !!!
let's hope research will be kind with us...

20.10.2013 : French-American Chemical Society (FACS) symposium website is online !!!
The 15th edition of the FACS symposium will take place in Avignon (F) on june 2014. To know more about it, visit the dedicated website : http://facsxv.unistra.fr

09.10.2013 : Congratulations to Pr. Martin Karplus who has been awarded the nobel prize in Chemistry !!!!
Pr Karplus, who is working jointly at University of Strasbourg and Harvard University, has been awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry "for the development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems". Link to the Nobel prize website

01.10.2013 : Welcome to Thomas and Sarah who are joining the group as PhD students.

13.09.2013 : Welcome to Philippe and Antoine who are joining the group as pharmacy trainees.

Available Position(s)

No available position at the present time. However, spontaneous applications are welcome : visit our "opportunities" webpage

Selected Recent Publications

Angewandte Chemie int. Ed., 2013, ASAP

Fenestranes in Synthesis: Unique and Highly Inspiring Scaffolds
Tetrahedron, 2013, 69, 7568

    Expeditious cascade reactions: controlled syntheses of fenestradienes and cyclooctatrienes under palladium catalysis
Chem Biol., 2013, 20, 316-331
Prohibitin Ligands in Cell Death and Survival: Mode of Action and Therapeutic Potential.
Angewandte Chemie int. Ed. 2012, 51, 4379

An Expeditious and Atom-Economical Synthesis of a New Generation of Substituted []Fenestradienes.

J. Org. Chem., 2012, 77, 2246–2253

Stereoselective Multicomponent Assembly of Enantiopure Oxazolopiperidines and -azepines.