Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group





Stoddart Mechanostereochemistry Group



Sebastien Vidal

Postdoctoral Fellow

Hometown: France

Joined group: 2000

Left group: 2003


1997-2000 PhD in Organic Chemistry - Univ of Montpellier - Dr Alain Morere

2000-2003 Postdoctoral position - UCLA - Prof J Fraser Stoddart

2003-2004 Postdoctoral position - NREL/Denver Univ - Prof Joseph J Bozell

2004- CNRS Researcher - Univ Lyon 1 - Dr Jean-Pierre Praly


Chevolot, Y.; Bouillon, C.; Vidal, S.; Morvan, F.; Meyer, A.; Cloarec, J.-P.; Jochum, A.; Praly, J.-P.; Vasseur J.-J.; Souteyrand, E. "DNA-based carbohydrate biochips: A platform for surface glyco-engineering" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2007, 46, 2398–2402.

Vidal, S.; Bruyère, I.; Malleron, A.; Augé, C.; Praly, J.-P. "Photo-induced radical addition of glycosyl bromides to diethyl vinylphosphonate: C-glycosyl analogues of natural nucleotide diphosphate sugars as glycosyltransferase inhibitors" Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2006, 14, 7293–7301.

Benltifa, M.; Vidal, S.; Fenet, B.; Msaddek, M.; Goekjian, P. G.; Praly, J.-P.; Brunyánszki, A.; Docsa, T.; Gergely, P. "In Search of Glycogen Phosphorylase Inhibitors: 5-Substituted 3-C-glucopyranosyl-1,2,4-oxadiazoles from b-D-glucopyranosyl cyanides upon cyclization of O-acyl-amidoxime intermediates" Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2006, 4242–4256.

Bouillon, C.; Meyer, A.; Vidal, S.; Jochum, A.; Chevolot, Y.; Cloarec, J.-P.; Praly, J.-P.; Vasseur, J.-J.; Morvan, F. "Microwave assisted “click” chemistry for the synthesis of multiple labeled-carbohydrate oligonucleotides on solid support" J. Org. Chem. 2006, 71, 4700–4702.

Nelson, A.; Belitsky, J.M.; Vidal, S.; Joiner, S.C.; Baum, L.G.; Stoddart, J.F. "A self-assembled multivalent polypseudorotaxane for binding Galectin-1" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 11914–11922.

Kalovidouris, S.A.; Blixt, O.; Nelson, A.; Vidal, S.; Turnbull, W.B.; Paulson, J.C.; Stoddart, J.F. "Chemically defined sialoside scaffolds for investigation of multivalent interactions with sialic acid binding proteins" J. Org. Chem. 2003, 68, 8485–8493.

Nelson, A.; Star, A.; Vidal, S.; Stoddart, J.F. "Amplification of dynamic chiral crown ether complexes during cyclic acetal formation" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2003, 42, 4220–4224.

Vidal, S.; Garcia, M.; Montero, J.-L.; Morère A. "Synthesis and biological evaluation of new mannose 6-phosphate analogues" Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2002, 10, 4051–4056.


My three years spent in the JFS group have been a great experience both at the scientific and cultural level. Working with highly talented and motivated chemists was of great help for me to try to reach such high standards in science. Most of the JFS alumni have obtained a position in industry or in high level academic institutions, thus proving the quality of the scientific projects developed in the JFS group.


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