• Chemistry - Materials
  • Quality of life - Health - Food

Department of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry

Research team


The Department of Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry encompasses several research themes around two transversal axes: molecules of natural origin and the new therapeutic agents development.
The first axis includes the isolation, synthesis and study of the properties of compounds of various origins (marine, plant, micro-organisms...) in a context of valorization (pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agrochemical...) and comprehension ( chemical ecology, interactions between organisms...).
The second axis includes the design and development of new molecules for therapeutic purposes, in various fields such as antiparasitics, antibacterials, antifungals or anticancer agents.



Innovation themes

Lab of attachment

Map and access

1, avenue de la Terrasse

Our research areas


The different themes give the department an extremely rich range of expertise, from the development of new reactions to the analysis of complex mixtures to the development of biological tests.

Applications sectors

  • Biotechnology
  • Health / wellness
  • Chemistry / Plastics (Glue, Plastic, Rubber...)

Total number of employees

Total number of employees : 40
Number of researchers : 20
Number of doctoral students : 15


Our results

Valuation offer

Collaborative projects in the short, medium and long term:
- reception of staff on a given period in the laboratory
- CIFRE doctoral scholarships
- provision of equipment
- consulting
- service provision
- training in our expertise areas

Projects examples

- chemical analysis of complex mixtures by LC-MSn in the era of big data and social networks: http://www.icsn.cnrs-gif.fr/spip.php?article1174
- article: http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/v34/n8/pdf/nbt.3597.pdf

Industrial and scientific relations

Scientific collaborations

The SNCM department has a long tradition of academic and industrial collaborations at national and international level with laboratories of chemistry and biology but also in the hospital environment. In addition, teams from the department are part of Labex CEBA and LERMIT.


Establishments of affiliation