Oral and poster presentation prizes awarded during the 2020 FrenchBIC Webinar

Oral presentation prizes

The four laureates received 200 € each, thanks to the support of the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, for their oral presentation.

Christine Schulz

Enrico Falcone

Christine Schulz works on simulations of metalloenzymes in the group of Prof. Neese at the MPI KoFo. In her talk she presented the a computational study on the Q intermediate of sMMO

Enrico Falcone is PhD student in the laboratory of Biometals and Biological Chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, under the supervision of Prof. Peter Faller. He presented an oral communication entitled “Towards reversible and specific luminescent sensing of Cu(II) in biological media

Phoulinh Chanthavong

Daniela Mendoza-Franzese

Phoulinh Chanthavong works at the DCM (Grenoble) in the CiRE team under the supervisation of Dr. Catherine Belle and Dr. Angéline Van Der Heyden. He’s currently at the end of his 3rd year PhD and is working on the synthesis of bi-nuclear complexes for the recognition of phospholipids. He presented an oral communication entitled Bi-nuclear Zn complexes for the recognition of phosphatidylserine on microvesicles.

Daniela Mendoza is a current 3rd year PhD student from the Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Moleculaire (LEM) and the Synchrotron SOLEIL. Her project is focused on the coupling of X-Ray absorption spectroscopy with electrochemistry techniques for the understanding of the mechanism of CO2 reducing electrocatalysts. This project is supervised by Dr. Elodie Anxolabéhère-Mallart, Prof. Marc Robert and Dr. Benedikt Lassalle-Kaiser. She presented an oral communication entitled “Operando X-Ray absorption spectroelectrochemistry: new insights in the catalysis of CO2 by iron porphyrins” during the FrenchBIC 2020.

Oral presentation prizes

The three laureates received 100 € each for their poster presentation, plus 100£ as a Royal Society of Chemistry voucher.

Christian Schneider

Gabrielle Schanne

Christian studied chemistry at Philipps University Marburg and is currently pursuing his PhD in chemistry in the Werncke group. His research focusses on the activation of 5./6. main group elements by quasilinear, low-coordinated transition metal (I) complexes. In his flash talk he presented the synthesis and reactivity of a low coordinate [FeII-S-FeII] complex showcasing spectroscopic and magnetometric signatures alongside its particular reactivity in redox reactions and towards CS2.

Gabrielle Schanne is a PhD student in collaboration between the laboratory of Biomolecules (LBM) and Saint-Antoine research center (CRSA). She works under the supervision of Nicolas Delsuc (LBM), Clotilde Policar (LBM) and Philippe Seksik (CRSA). She presented a poster communication entitled “Design and delivery of anti-oxidant inorganic complexes mimicking the superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme ». The activity of newly designed Mn-complexes with SOD activity were investigated in a cellular model of oxidative stress and inflammation and were correlated to their physico-chemical properties.

Mickael Mauger

Mickaël Mauger works in the “Chimie Biologique et Applications Thérapeutiques” lab under the supervision of Dr. Myriam Seemann, on the cistrans isomerase of unsaturated fatty acids. He presented a posterentitled “The cistrans isomerase of unsaturated fatty acids as a potential new therapeutic target”.