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Hélène Bertrand

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Metals in Biology - Inorganic Cellular Chemistry


Short CV:

Sept 2017-Sept 2019:

Visiting Faculty at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore (SPMS/CBC – Lab Prof. Weng Kee Leong)

Sept 2011-:

Associate Professor, Sorbonne Université, Laboratoire des Biomolécules UMR7203

April 2011-August 2011:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ISM UMR5255, IECB Pessac, group Pr. S. Quideau : Development of new antiviral agents against Influenza A Nucleoprotein

March 2009 – March 2011:

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry Department, School of Pharmacy, UCL, London, group Dr. G. Wells : Design, synthesis and evaluation of new chemopreventive agents: Small molecule inhibitors of the Keap1-Nrf2 protein-protein interaction

Oct. 2005-Oct. 2008:

PhD, Institut Curie-UMR176/CEA-Saclay, supervisors: Dr. M.-P. Teulade-Fichou and Dr. D. Fichou :Extended aromatic heterocycles: structural variations for bi-dimensional self-assembly on surfaces and G-Quadruplex DNA recognition


Master, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Bioorganic Chemistry


 ESPCI, 75005 Paris , major in molecular chemistry

Publications and communications: 
30 peer-reviewed articles, 1 e-book chapter, 1 patent


Teaching at Sorbonne Université (UFR Chimie). Topics: organic chemistry basics, bioorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry.


bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, inorganic medicinal chemistry multimodal probes, metal carbonyl complexes, protein-protein interactions, bioimaging, Mn(II) spin-labels.