Polypeptide and polysaccharide synthesis
Block copolymer self-assembly
Biomimicry for (bio)materials design
Drug-delivery systems, Cancer therapy, Theranostics
Education and Experience
Sébastien Lecommandoux received his PhD degree in Chemistry and Physics in 1996 at the University of Bordeaux, supervised by Pr F. Hardouin (CRPP). Then, he went to the Materials Research Laboratory and the Beckman Institute (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA) and worked as a Post-Doc in the group of Pr S. I. Stupp. Here, he learned the art of self-assembly and supramolecular chemistry. Subsequently, he joined the LCPO as Associate Professor in 1998, and became Professor in 2005 and Full Professor in 2009. His current research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide based block copolymers self-assembly, biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and cells as well as the design of polymersomes for drug-delivery and theranostic in cancer therapy.
Awards and Responsabilities
Pr Sébastien Lecommandoux is Full Professor at the ENSCBP-Bordeaux INP and is leading the group “Polymer Self-Assembly and Life Sciences” at the LCPO. His current research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide based block copolymers self-assembly, biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and cells as well as drug-delivery. He has been deputy director of the LCPO and director of the research at the ENSCBP, and chair of the ESF Research Network Programme on “Precision Polymer materials” P2M. Since January 2016, he his the director of the LCPO.
Pr Sébastien Lecommandoux is recipient of the CNRS bronze medal award (2004), honorary junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (promotion IUF 2007) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He serves as Associate Editor for Biomacromolecules (ACS) and in the Editorial Advisory Board of several international journals, including Bioconjugate Chemistry (ACS), Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Science (RSC). Recently, he was awarded the 2019 SEQUENS Prize of the French Academy of Sciences for his works on therapeutic polymers.
Pr Sébastien Lecommandoux has published over 170 research articles and reviews and 6 book chapters as listed on the HAL database, with about 10000 citations (h-factor 50).
He presented more than 150 oral presentations, including 120 on invitation. His full resume can be downloaded. B-9536-2011 profile author ID
He edited a book on Block Copolymers in Nanoscience and is the co-inventor of 2 patents, 1 being licensed to cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies.