Maître de conférence

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Phone: 0144322416
Office: E121

Education and professional experience

  • 2009: Assistant-Profesor in PASTEUR lab (ENS – Département de chimie)
  • 2006-2008: Postdoctoral research fellow in the Low Temperature Spectroscopy (LTS) group in the National University of Ireland-Maynooth (Ireland).
  • 2006: PhD in Physical Chemistry from « Pierre et Marie Curie » University


Research interests

  • Excited State dynamics
  • Photoinduced processes
  • Ultrafast Transition Absorption Spectroscopy and Up-conversion Fluorescence techniques




Ultrafast Dynamics of Fully Reduced Flavin in Catalytic Structures of Thymidylate Synthase ThyX Article de journal

Nadia Dozova; Fabien Lacombat; Murielle Lombard; Djemel Hamdane; Pascal Plaza

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 23 , p. 22692-22702, 2021, ISSN: 1463-9076.

Ultrafast photoreduction dynamics of a new class of CPD photolyases Article de journal

Fabien Lacombat; Agathe Espagne; Nadia Dozova; Pascal Plaza; Pavel Müller; Hans-Joachim Emmerich; Martin Saft; Lars-Oliver Essen

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 20 (6), p. 733-746, 2021, ISSN: 1474-9092.


Ultrafast Oxidation of a Tyrosine by Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Promotes Light Activation of an Animal-like Cryptochrome Article de journal

Fabien Lacombat; Agathe Espagne; Nadia Dozova; Pascal Plaza; Pavel Müller; Klaus Brettel; Sophie Franz-Badur; Lars-Oliver Essen

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (34), p. 13394-13409, 2019, ISSN: 0002-7863.

Ultrafast photoinduced flavin dynamics in the unusual active site of the tRNA methyltransferase TrmFO Article de journal

N Dozova; F Lacombat; C Bou-Nader; D Hamdane; P Plaza

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 21 (17), p. 8743-8756, 2019, ISSN: 1463-9076.


A novel diarylethene-based photoswitchable chelator for reversible release and capture of Ca2+ in aqueous media Article de journal

N Dozova; G Pousse; B Barnych; J -M Mallet; J Cossy; B Valeur; P Plaza

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 360 , p. 181–187, 2018.

Delocalized hole transport coupled to sub-ns tryptophanyl deprotonation promotes photoreduction of class II photolyases Article de journal

F Lacombat; A Espagne; N Dozova; P Plaza; E Ignatz; S Kiontke; L O Essen

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20 (39), p. 25446-25457, 2018, ISSN: 1463-9076.


Ultrafast flavin photoreduction in an oxidized animal (6-4) photolyase through an unconventional tryptophan tetrad Article de journal

P R Martin; F Lacombat; A Espagne; N Dozova; P Plaza; J Yamamoto; P Müller; K Brettel; A De La Lande

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 19 (36), p. 24493–24504, 2017.


Excited-state symmetry breaking of linear quadrupolar chromophores: A transient absorption study Article de journal

N Dozova; L Ventelon; G Clermont; M Blanchard-Desce; P Plaza

Chemical Physics Letters, 664 , p. 56–62, 2016.


Photo-induced cation translocation in a molecular shuttle based on a calix[4]-biscrown including DCM and DMABN chromophores Article de journal

N Dozova; R Kumar; T Pradhan; F Lacombat; B Valeur; J S Kim; P Plaza

Chemical Communications, 51 (80), p. 14859–14861, 2015.

Real-time monitoring of chromophore isomerization and deprotonation during the photoactivation of the fluorescent protein Dronpa Article de journal

D Yadav; F Lacombat; N Dozova; F Rappaport; P Plaza; A Espagne

Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 119 (6), p. 2404–2414, 2015.