ANR CDeePL Kick-Off meeting

At the beginning of February, more precisely on the 2nd, some members of our group in Lyon, including Margarida and Agílio, went to Dunkirk for the first meeting of the ANR CDeePL project.

The main goal is to prepare biocompatible porous liquids based on deep eutectic solvents and CD-MOFs to increase the solubility and bioavailability of active ingredients.

This project involves several collaborating laboratories and is led by researcher Dr Sophie Fourmentin of UCEIV in collaboration with three partners: Unistra, CMC UMR 7140 – Dr S. Baudron; Paris-Saclay, IGPS UMR 8612 – Dr F.-X. Legrand; and ENS-Lyon, LCH UMR 5182 – Dr M. Costa Gomes.

Furthermore, each group presented some of their specialities and contributions to the project, and we had a super productive day. We hope this project bears fruit!

In the image are those present (from left to right): Dr Miriana Kfoury – ULCO, Dr David Landy -ULCO, Dr Margarida Costa Gomes – ENS Lyon, Dr Vincent Faivre – Paris Saclay, Steven Ruellan – ULCO, Dr François-Xavier Legrand – Paris Saclay, Dr Sophie Fourmentin – ULCO, Dr Agilio Padua – ENS Lyon, Dr Nithavong Cam – ENS Lyon, Dr Stéphane Baudron – Unistra, Dr Cintia M. Correa, ENS Lyon, and Pauline André – Unistra.

Benjamin Abécassis’ talk about SAXS and WAXS

Last Tuesday, Benjamin Abécassis (CNRS research director – ENS Lyon) offered us a class on the fundamentals of SAXS and WAXS.

Thank you again for accepting our invitation and enlightening our thoughts about the technique.

Furthermore, our collaborator Guillaume was responsible for the breakfast with croissants, pains au chocolat and chouquettes.