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Sebastien Lecommandoux

Sebastien Lecommandoux


Director Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO, CNRS)

Professor, Univ. Bordeaux, Bordeaux INP, France

Editor in Chief Biomacromolecules (ACS)


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Dr. Sébastien Lecommadoux received his Ph.D. (1996) in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux. After a postdoctoral experience at the University of Illinois (UIUC, USA) in the group of Prof. Samuel I. Stupp, he started his academic career at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, Bordeaux INP as Associate Professor (1998) and was promoted to Full Professor in 2005. He is currently Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group “Polymers Self-Assembly and Life Sciences”. His research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide-based block copolymers self-assembly, the design of polymersomes for drug-delivery and theranostic, as well as biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and artificial cells. He published more than 180 publications in international journal, 6 book chapters and 9 patents (2 being licenced), with over 12000 citations (h-factor 56, Google Scholar). Sébastien Lecommandoux is recipient of the CNRS bronze medal (2004), Institut Universitaire de France Junior Chair (IUF 2007), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry RSC (2017), Seqens Award of the French Academy of Science (2019). He is Editor in Chief of Biomacromolecules (ACS) since 2020 after being Associate Editor since 2013. He is also in the Editorial Advisory Board of several international journals, including Bioconjugate Chemistry (ACS), Polymers (MDPI, Polymer Chemistry (RSC) and Biomaterials Science (RSC).


Representative Publications

[1]     Aqueous Ring-Opening Polymerization-Induced Self-Assembly (ROPISA) of N-carboxyanhydrides. C. Grazon, P. Salas-Ambrosio, E. Ibarboure, A. Buol, E. Garanger, M. Grinstaff, S. Lecommandoux, C. Bonduelle. Angew Chem Int Ed, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201912028

[2]     Asymmetric Hybrid Polymer-Lipid Giant Vesicles as Cell Membrane Mimics. A Peyret, E Ibarboure, J.-F. Le Meins, S. Lecommandoux. Advanced Sciences, Adv. 5, 1700453 (2018)

[3]     Polymersome popping by light-induced osmotic shock under temporal, spatial and spectral control. A Peyret, E Ibarboure, A Tron, L Beaute, R Rust, O Sandre, N.D. Mcclenaghan, S. Lecommandoux. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56 (6), 1566-1570 (2017)

[4]     Cascade Reactions in Multicompartmentalized Polymersomes. R. J. R. W. Peters, M. Marguet, S. Marais, M. W. Fraaije, J. C. M. Van Hest, S. Lecommandoux. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 146-150 (2014)

[5]     Polymersome Shape Transformation at the Nanoscale. R. Salva, J.-F. Le Meins, O. Sandre, A. Brulet, M. Schmutz, P. Guenoun, S. Lecommandoux. ACS Nano 7, 9298-9311 (2013)

[6]     Doxorubicin Loaded Magnetic Polymersomes: Theranostic Nanocarriers for MR Imaging and Magneto-Chemotherapy. C. Sanson, O. Diou, J. Thevenot, E. Ibarboure, A. Soum, A. Brulet, S. Miraux, E. Thiaudiere, S. Tan, A. Brisson, V. Dupuis, O. Sandre, S. Lecommandoux. ACS Nano, 5(2), 1122-1140 (2011).

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