Colin Bonduelle

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Category: Faculties

Status: Researcher

Employer: CNRS

Team: Polymer self-assembly and life sciences

Location: ENSCBP building A, office N2-24

+33 5 5684 6179


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Key Research Areas : Reactivity of N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) – Ring-opening polymerization (ROP) – Polypeptide polymers, secondary structuring and self-assembly – Polymerization-induced self-assembly – Macromolecular design


Education and experience

Dr Colin Bonduelle has almost 12 years of academic and industrial research experience within the polymer chemistry sectors, for instance working previously with LANXESS company (2 patents). Dr. Colin Bonduelle graduated with a PhD from the University of Toulouse, France, in December 2008. Supervised by Dr. Didier Bourrissou (France, LHFA, UMR CNRS 5069), his thesis dissertation addressed the preparation of polyesters from activated analogues of lactides (O-carboxyanhydrides). For his first post-doctoral experience, he spent two years at Western University (Department of chemistry, Ontario, Canada) studying block copolymer patterning in surface science under the supervision of Pr. Elizabeth Gillies. He then moved to LCPO to work with Pr. Sébastien Lecommandoux on the design of amphiphilic copolymers for nanomedecine. In October 2014, he was appointed tenured CNRS researcher working in the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination (LCC UPR8241, Toulouse, France) in the team “Molecular and macromolecular anti-infectious agents”. Since January 2019, Dr. Colin Bonduelle joined back the team of Sébastien Lecommandoux at LCPO. His research focuses on the development of new methodologies based on ring-opening polymerization to design polymers mimicking proteins properties. These simplified analogues are meant to provide new solutions for therapeutic, diagnostic or catalytic applications.

Achievements and functions

Patent issued award, 2017 Vanguard Awards Winners, Worlddiscoveries, London, ON, Canada. Since 2018: member of the LIA "Laboratoire de Chimie Moleculaire avec Applications dans les Matériaux et la Catalyse" (France/Mexique)

Scientific outreach

Several works of Dr Colin Bonduelle were highlighted through press releases by the CNRS institute of chemistry (in French):

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