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Innovation Chimie Carnot NORMANDIE_UNIVERSITE

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INNOVATION CHIMIE CARNOT brings together 8 chemistry laboratories with complementary expertise.

Each laboratory thus contributes actively to the success of the Carnot I2C springboard.

The Center for Studies and Research on Medicine in Normandy · CERMN · today constitutes a unit of research in Drug Design, interdisciplinary, at the interface of the physico-chemical and biological sciences. The CERMN is able to design and synthesize agents of therapeutic or diagnostic interest, whose in vitro activity and drugability are proven, to allow their preclinical development in collaboration with biologists and pharmacologists.

The COBRA laboratory, a joint research unit (UMR-6014), associating CNRS, INSA Rouen and the University of Rouen, develops research activities in both synthesis and analysis and benefits from a technical platform Excellence with equipment at the cutting edge of innovative new methods. The fields covered by his research are pharmaceutical chemistry, chemistry applied to medical imaging, cosmetics, agro-food, environment and energy.

Glyco-MEV "Glycobiology and Extracellular Vegetal Matrix" is a research unit in the "Haute-Normandie" region that evolved from previous research. Units dating back to the 1970s.

By 2015, Glyco-MEV had 19 permanent employees (12 professors / assistant professors and 7 technical professors). These figures are generally static every year.

During the contract period, the staff was assisted by 13 PhD students, which represents a significant increase since 2009.Glyco-MEV is currently based at the Mont-Saint-Aignan site.


The Laboratory (LCMT) is a CNRS / ENSICAEN / UNICAEN Joint Research Unit with more than 80 members (about forty staff and as many PhD students and post-doctoral fellows).

He is a member of the Research Federation INC3M (Norman Institute of Molecular Chemistry, Macromolecular and Medicinal, FR CNRS 3038).
This structure brings together all the molecular and macromolecular chemistry laboratories of the 3 Universités Normandes (Caen, Rouen, Le Havre) and the ENSICAEN and INSA Rouen Schools of Engineering and represents a human potential of more than 200 permanent staff (140 researchers / teachers Researchers) from the best research teams in Normandy.


The unit is interested in certain physiopathological mechanisms in oncology (brain tumors), neurology (cerebral ischemia) and psychiatry (schizophrenia), and aims to develop innovative therapeutic or biomedical imaging strategies for these pathologies.
This unit of about 60 people associates clinicians, researchers, technicians / engineers and students from different backgrounds (chemistry, radiochemistry, biology, pathophysiology, cognitive sciences, biomedical imaging and mental health), favoring the development of transversal and transrational research. It consists of two teams of complementary expertise.

The laboratory (PBS) is a university research laboratory associated with CNRS and INSA Rouen Normandie.

The laboratory develops multidisciplinary research at the interface between the physical sciences and the sciences for life: physicochemistry of synthetic or natural systems, structures and assemblages and molecular characterization to the macroscopic.

Three main axes are developed:

Transport phenomena in polymers,
Cell-surface interactions,
  • Polymeric barrier materials and membranes: development of membranes and barrier films, transport in polymers, permeability.
  • Functionalized systems based on natural polymers (polysaccharides): modification, properties in solution and interfaces.
  • Macromolecular materials: photopolymerization, materials with specific properties.
  • Enzyme systems in unconventional media.
  • Cell-surface interactions, microbial adhesion, biofilms.
  • Materials from agro-resources (composites, biodegradable).

The SMS laboratory was created in 1998 by Professor Gérard COQUEREL, under the tutelage of the University of Rouen.

It is composed of two teams (Team 1: Christallogenesis and Team 2: Chromatography) and its main research axes are:

  •     Selective crystallization and growth of molecular species
  •     Separation and chirality
  •     Structure and molecular modeling
  •     Purification of molecular compounds by crystallization
  •     Thermodynamics of heterogeneous equilibria between organic constituents
  •     Development of stationary phases for chromatography.

The Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Research Unit (URCOM) was created in 1999 and obtained its first labeling in 2000; It is now a Home Team (EA3221) backed by the INC3M Research Federation (FR3038 CNRS). Thanks to its multidisciplinarity, URCOM has many assets to tackle its research themes around pharmaceutical-rich organs and complex systems based on polysaccharides.

The unit consists of 13 professors (4 PUs and 9 permanent MCFs) from different disciplines: chemistry, physicochemistry, materials, analytics, agro-food, which allows it to cover subjects since the total synthesis of organic molecules To the properties of complex mid-sites; The group benefits from the support of 4 BIATSS.

In addition to its modern laboratories, URCOM is rich in a very varied technical platform: spectroscopy, chromatography, thermal and rheological analyzes, sensory analysis room ...

The Unit is involved in fundamental and applied research projects, with numerous partnerships within institutional projects (Haute-Normandie Region, CPER, ERDF, Interreg, ...) and partner industries (Johnson and Johnson, Endupack , Air Liquide, etc.) in various forms: CIFRE, FUI, collaborative contracts, Cosmetic Valley ...

With its 15 years of existence, URCOM is now perfectly anchored in the local, regional, national and international aca- demic and socio-economic landscape.

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