Guest Lecture: Thierry Brigaud

Fluorine in life sciences: the surprise guest

30.11.2021 - 30.11.2021

Thierry Brigaud is Professor in Organic Chemistry, Deputy Director of BioCIS (UMR-CNRS-8076) at CY Cergy-Paris Université.

Although fluorine is the 13th most common element in the earth’s crust it is virtually absent from the biosphere. Thus, nothing destined fluorinated compounds to become major players in medicinal chemistry for the last thirty years. To explain this paradox will be presented in this seminar, a state of the art of recent developments in the rational design of fluorinated compounds for pharmaceutical use but also as a tool for imaging, diagnosis and investigation of biological processes. The specific synthetic methods for the incorporation of fluorine atoms will be briefly and synthetically presented. The new directions and perspectives offered by the recent introduction of fluorinated compounds in the field of biomedical applications of peptides will also be outlined.

Date : 30 November 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00

The hybrid guest lecture is organised in person at the Auditorium of MIR in Neuville-sur-Oise and remotely on Zoom.

To attend the remote guest lecture, please connect to Zoom:

Meeting ID: 925 1514 2196

The video will be online on the CY AS YouTube channel

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