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Merlion Grant : collaboration between peptide team and NTU in tissue engineering

Thanks to a Merlion grant, Gilles and Laurine spent 2 weeks in Singapore, in Pr. Sing Yian Chew’s lab at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. This trip was an opportunity to implant sol-gel based hydrogel scaffolds (with a collagen-like peptide) into rats to assess their ability to repair spinal cord injury.

Cecile Echalier, presents her PhD work in SCF video

Cecile worked in the ibmm peptide team during her PhD (2013-2016), in collaboration with Prof. Ahmad Mehdi (ICGM). She worked on the development of hybrid hydrogels for 3D printing and tissue engineering.  Now postdoctoral researcher in Heidelberg, she speaks about her PhD in a video realized by Société Chimique de France (SCF). Cecile was distinguished as ‘woman in science’ 2016 by Unesco&L’Oréal  for her research work in chemistry.


A Review from the team just published in J Mater Chem B!!! Inorganic polymerization: an attractive route to biocompatible hybrid hydrogels

Congratulations for the first paper of Titouan!

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 3434-3448,  doi 10.1039/C8TB00456K


Titouan is the first author of a really nice, well illustrated and comprehensive review about hybrid hydrogels, (i.e. defined by the coexistence of organic and inorganic moieties in water). Inorganic polymerization, i.e. the sol–gel process, is one of the main techniques leading to hybrid hydrogels. In addition, the mild reaction conditions make this process very promising for the preparation of water-containing materials and their bio-applications.

Have a look at J Mater Chem B !

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 3434-3448,  doi 10.1039/C8TB00456K


Our teams recorded great results at the Montpellier marathon 2018!

Mens sana in corpore sano !

Two marathon relay teams from our group registered great times at this year edition of the Montpellier Marathon. Our senior team finished in just under 3 hours at the amazing 10th place out of 380 teams. Our youth team recorded a great result for their first participation and finished 88th for about 3h 50min. Congratulations to both teams for the participation and the achievments !