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ROY Myriam

Sorbonne Université,
4 Place Jussieu, 75252 Paris cedex 5

Couloir 32-42 4ème étage

Office 416


Research interests:

Total synthesis, Organic nanoparticles, Charge transfer complexes, flow chemistry

Current research:

  • Total synthesis of natural products.
  • Degradable dendrimer-based drug nanocarrier.
  • Persulfurated aromatic asterisks for sensors and biosensors.
  • Helicenes and chiral polyaromatics (including chiral nanographene).
  • π-acid catalysis
  • flow chemistry

Recent Results:

  • Chiral nanographene with [5]helicene units.

Scientific background:

  • November 2019: Habilitation from Aix-Marseille University
  • Since September 2018: Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) at Sorbonne Université (IPCM, UMR 8232) in the group of Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Luna.
    Topic: π-acid catalysis and flow chemistry
  • 2010-2018: Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences) at Aix-Marseille Université (Marseille, France, CINaM, UMR 7235) in the group of Prof. Marc Gingras.
    Topic: Synthesis of chiral polyaromatic molecules for applications in nanomedicine and material sciences
  • 2008-2010: Postdoctoral position at CEA (Saclay, France) under the supervision of Dr. Bernard Rousseau.
    Topic: Synthesis, radiolabelling and NMR studies of the bioactive conformation of paclitaxel.
  • 2003-2008: PhD in organic chemistry at University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana, USA) under the supervision of Prof. Richard Taylor.
    Topic: Total synthesis, structure-activity relationship of the myriaporones
    • 2005 and 2007: Graduate Research Assistant at Leibniz Universität Hannover (Hannover, Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kalesse and Prof. Richard E. Taylor.
      Topic: Total synthesis and biosynthetic study of tedanolide

Selected papers:

  1. How Does Multivalent Glycodendrimers Benefit from Sulfur Chemistry?, Gingras, M; Chabre, Y. M.; Roy, M.; Roy, R. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 4823.
  2. Turn-On Phosphorescence by Metal Coordination to a Multivalent Terpyridine Ligand: A New Paragigm for Luminescent Sensors, Fermi, A.; Bergamini, G.; Roy, M.; Gingras, M.; Ceroni, P. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 6395.
  3. A Chiral Nanographene Propeller Embedding Six Enantiomerically Stable [5]Helicene Units, Berezhnaia, V.; Roy, M.; Vanthuyne, N.; Villa, M.; Naubron, J.-N.; Rodriguez, J.; Coquerel, Y.; Gingras. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 18508.
  4. Delaying Anticancer Drug Delivery by Self-Assembly and Branching Effects of Minimalist Dendron-Drug Conjugates, Correard, F.; Roy, M.; Terrasson, V.; Braguer, D.; Esteve, M.-A.; Gingras, M. Chem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 9586-9591.
  5. Stereoselective Syntheses, Structures and Properties of Extremely Distorted Chiral Nanographenes Embedding Hextuple Helicenes, Roy, M.; Berezhnaia, V.; Villa, M.; Vanthuyne, N.; Giorgi, M.; Naubron, J.-V.; Poyer, S.; Monnier, V.; Charles, L.; Carissan, Y.; Hagebaum-Reignier, D.; Rodriguez, J.; Gingras, M.; Coquerel, Y. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 3264–3271.

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