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Prof Philippe Barthélémy


University of Bordeaux, INSERM U1212, Bordeaux, France



Philippe Barthélémy is Professor at the University of Bordeaux and Director of ARNA in Bordeaux, France.


Philippe Barthélémy received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Montpellier II, France in 1993. He was then a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in the group of Pr Fredric Menger (Lavoisier Grant and Emory Fellowship). In 1995 he was appointed as a temporary lecturer at the University of Avignon and as Associate Professor at the same University in 1996. P. Barthélémy worked also as a Visiting Associate Professor at Duke University in 2001.

In 2005 he was appointed as full Professor at the University of Bordeaux Segalen (2010-2013). He has been Director of the ChemBioPharm team and the Vice President of the University of Bordeaux Segalen (2011-2013). He is currently the Director of ARNA laboratory INSERM U1212/UMR CNRS 5320.

Over the course of his tenure, Barthélémy’s research has yielded more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, more than 21 patents, and more than 100 oral invited conferences and oral presentations.

Host Laboratory

The ARNA laboratory (Nucleic Acids: Natural and Artificial Regulations, Director Prof P. Barthélémy) brings together on the Carreire campus and within the IECB (European Institute of Chemistry and Biology) around 120 people, half of whom are permanent staff from Inserm, the CNRS and the University of Bordeaux (INSERM U1212 / UMR CNRS 5320, UB). ARNA hosts five interdisciplinary teams (Chemistry, Biology, BioPhysics) implementing researches focusing on the study of nucleic acids. Associated teams share common themes, models and methodologies around the understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of gene expression, the design of artificial regulators of biological functions and the development of new molecular structures and / or supramolecular based on nucleic acid (nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides).


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Director ARNA Lab, INSERM U1212 / UMR CNRS 5320 
Director ChemBioPharm team 
Université de Bordeaux
146 rue Léo Saignat
33076 Bordeaux

+33 6 12 06 20 49

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