Julien Nicolas


Career

[2019] Group leader of the team "Nanomedicines for the treatment of severe diseases". Institut Galien Paris-Saclay, Univ. Paris-Saclay, CNRS UMR 8612, Faculté de Pharmacie, Châtenay-Malabry, France.

[2016] CNRS Director of Research. Institut Galien Paris-Saclay, Univ. Paris-Saclay, CNRS UMR 8612, Faculté de Pharmacie, Châtenay-Malabry, France.

[2013] Habilitation Thesis to conduct research. From macromolecular synthesis to advanced nanoparticulate systems for drug delivery. Committee: B. Charleux, P. Couvreur, E. Fattal, J.M.J. Fréchet, R.S. Langer, S. Lecommandoux, J.-C. Leroux, K. Matyjaszewski.

[2007] CNRS Researcher. Institut Galien Paris-Sud (w/ Pr. P. Couvreur), CNRS UMR 8612, Faculté de Pharmacie de Châtenay-Malabry, Univ. Paris-Sud. CNRS researcher first class since 2011.

[2006] Postdoctoral fellowship. Department of Chemistry, Univ. of Warwick, UK (w/ Pr. D.M. Haddleton). Synthesis of polymer-peptide/protein bioconjugates by living radical polymerization (Marie-Curie Fellowship IEF grant).


Education

[2005] PhD in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers. Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France (w/ Pr. B. Charleux). Nitroxide-mediated polymerization in homogeneous and aqueous dispersed media. Arkema grant.

[2002] Master's degree in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Polymers. Laboratory of Polymer Chemistry, Univ. Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France.

[2001] Master’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Ecole Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), Cergy-Pontoise, France.


Research interests

Our current research activities are multidisciplinary and lie from organic chemistry and polymer synthesis to nanoparticulate systems and biomedical applications. In particular, our interests are focused on: (i) the design of multifunctional biodegradable nanoparticles for cell imaging and active molecular/cell targeting purposes; (ii) the development of well-defined molecular/polymer prodrug nanoparticles and (iii) controlled polymerization techniques from both fundamental and applied standpoints; particularly concerning their application for the synthesis of biodegradable vinyl polymers and innovative biomaterials.


Publications

125 International peer-reviewed publications. See the complete publication list.
4 Editorials
14 Book chapters
6 Patents (Arkema, Unilever, Sanofi, LFB, CNRS, Univ Paris-Saclay)
79 Oral communications including 44 invited, 1 Keynote and 2 Plenary lectures.
32 Invited seminars
85+ Posters mainly in international congresses


Journals, Memberships, Awards

Journals:
- Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials (ACS)
- Advisory Board Member of Macromolecules (ACS)
- Advisory Board Member of ACS Macro Letters (ACS)
- Advisory Board Member of Polymer Chemistry (RSC)
- Advisory Board Member of Regenerative Biomaterials (Oxford Academic)

Memberships:
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- French Polymer Society (GFP)
- French Chemical Society (SCF)

Awards:
- 2023: Prix des Innovateurs de la Région Île-de-France
- 2019: Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award
- 2018: Prix Novacap de l'Académie des Sciences
- 2017: Polymer Chemistry Lectureship award
- 2016: French Polymer Society (GFP) / French Chemical Society (SCF) award


Social profiles

People


Postdoctoral researchers


Rafal Kopiasz
Rafal Kopiasz
Thomas J Neal
Thomas J Neal
Patricia Piris
Patricia Piris

Post-Doc alumni

Amaury Bossion
Alvaro Martinez
Assistant Prof, Complutense Univ of Madrid
Amaury Bossion
Dao Le
Research scientist, SNF
Amaury Bossion
Rossana Passannante
Research scientist, EMBL Barcelona
Amaury Bossion
Amaury Bossion
Research scientist, Huntsman
Yinyin Bao
Yinyin Bao
Research scientist, ETH Zurich
Yinyin Bao
Nada Makky
Research scientist, Imescia
Yinyin Bao
Nicolas Genevaz
Project manager, Calidris
Moritz Beck-Broichsitter
Moritz Beck-Broichsitter
Project manager, Merck
Wafa Salem
Wafa Salem
Teacher
Thomas Blin
Thomas Blin
Research scientist, SWM International
Nadège Handké
Nadège Handké
Head of formulation, LFB
Simon Harrisson
Simon Harrisson
CNRS Researcher, Univ Bordeaux
Nicolas Mackiewicz
Nicolas Mackiewicz
Pilot plant manager, Bracco
Benjamin Le Droumaguet
Benjamin Le Droumaguet
Associate Prof., Univ Paris-Est
 

PhD students


Isidore Gaubert
Isidore Gaubert (w/ S Mura, J Stirnemann)
Jingming Cao
Jingming Cao (w/ A Pitto-Barry)
Nathan Perrigault
Nathan Perrigault (w/ A Pitto-Barry)
Thu Ba Tô
Thu Ba Tô (w/ S Mura & N Ramarao)
Anqi Li
Anqi Li (w/ S Mura)

PhD alumni

Léa Guerassimoff
Léa Guerassimoff
Postdoc, Univ Ghent
Lorenzo Tomasini
Lorenzo Tomasini
Research scientist, Sanofi
Ping Gao
Ping Gao (w/ T Ha-Duong)
Post-doc, Zhejiang Univ of Technology
Justine Jakpou
Justine Jakpou (w/ N Tsapis)
Research scientist, Ziphius Vaccines
Cloé Martin-Guinebert
Cloé Martin-Guinebert (w/ S Mura)
Healthcare Industry Engineer, VIQI
Maëlle Lages
Maëlle Lages
Research scientist, Veto-pharma
Théo Pesenti
Théo Pesenti
Postdoc, UCLA
Chen (Justin) Zhu
Chen (Justin) Zhu
Postdoc, Univ Strasbourg
Marianne Ferrere
Marianne Ferrere
Research scientist, Ipsen
Johanan Tran
Johanna Tran
Research scientist, Stilla Technologies
Alexandre Bordat
Alexandre Bordat
CTO, Imescia
Daniele Vinciguerra
Danielle Vinciguerra
Research scientist, Generation Bio
Divya Dheer
Divya Dheer
PhD student, CSIR
Elise Guégain
Elise Guégain
Research scientist, Medicen
Vianney Delplace
Vianney Delplace
INSERM researcher, Univ Nantes
Duc Trung Bui
Duc Trung Bui
Researcher, USTH
Davide Brambilla
Davide Brambilla
Assistant Prof, Univ Montreal
Martina Pilloni
Martina Pilloni
Postdoc, Univ Cagliari

Master 2 students


Rossana Passannante
Michaella Auguste

Master 2 alumni

Samy Dehissi
Samy Dehissi
Looking for PhD
Dulce Alitzel Quintana Romero
Dulce Alitzel Quintana Romero
Looking for PhD
Hannah Bauseroy
Hannah Bauseroy
PhD student, Univ Bordeaux
Joseph Lumba
Joseph Lumba
PhD student, Empa
Thu Ba To
Thu Ba To
PhD student, Univ Paris-Saclay
Léa Guerassimoff
Léa Guerassimoff
PhD student, Univ Paris-Saclay
Seika Ishii
Seika Ishii
PhD, University of Bielefeld
Daniel Domingo Lopez
Daniel Domingo Lopez
PhD, National University of Ireland
Marianne Ferrere
Marianne Ferrere
PhD student, Univ Paris-Saclay
Théo Pesenti
Théo Pesenti
PhD student, Univ Paris-Saclay
Manon Levêque
Manon Levêque
PhD, Univ Bordeaux
Jonathan Cressonnier
Jonathan Cressonnier
Expert assurance qualité, CRTL
Nancy Soliman
Nancy Soliman
R&D scientist, Calyxia
Quentin Deguettes
Quentin Deguettes
R&D scientist, Pensatech Pharma
Imen Ben Chrait
Imen Ben Chrait
Head of polymer platform, Chryso
Johanna Tran
Johanna Tran
Postdoc, CEA
Arlette El-Asmar
Arlette El-Asmar
Clinical researcher, IFM
Elise Guégain
Elise Guégain
Research scientist, Medicen
Laetitia Korchia
Laetitia Korchia
Consultant, Ayming
Allaoua Sana
Allaoua Sana
Site director, FLASHLAB SAS
Sophie Grivès
Sophie Grivès
Project Manager, Medesis Pharma
Marion Chenal
Marion Chenal
Project manager, Saint-Gobain
Juliette Roisin
Juliette Roisin
Quality manager, Lallemand
Fethi Bensaid
Fethi Bensaid
Head of formulation, Sanofi
Laure-Anne Pierson
Laure-Anne Pierson
Associée-Directrice, Nature-Zen

Erasmus & Master 1 students


Erasmus & Master 1 alumni

Erika Giovanardi
Erika Giovanardi
Pharmacist, Torino
Merel Jacobs
Merel Jacobs
PhD student, Univ. Ghent
Quantin Deguettes
Kyra Lemeire
Pharmacist, Ghent
Quantin Deguettes
Quentin Deguettes
R&D scientist, Pensatech Pharma
Julie Perruchaud
Julie Perruchaud
R&D project manager, Lumibird
Davide Brambilla
Davide Brambilla
Assistant Prof, Univ Montreal
Emilly Borretto
Emilly Borretto
Teacher, I.T.I.S. Fauser

Join us


Come work with us!

We are always looking for excellent and highly motivated students and postdocs who are interested in joining the group (please see below current openings). As a prospective PhD, you will have graduated with high marks in the organic/polymer chemistry sciences with a strong expertise in practical chemistry. A a prospective Postdoc, you will have a strong trackrecord of publications. If there are no current openings, you may still join us with your own funding or by applying with us for national, european or international research grants.

You are invited to contact Julien Nicolas directly by email (julien.nicolas@u-psud.fr). Please make sure your CV is attached, and for prospective PhD students please indicate what your overall marks upon graduation will be.


Postdoc positions

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PhD positions

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Undergraduate positions

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