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Valentin Duvauchelle

I am working as postdoctor in Anna Linusson’s group. My work, funded by the Kempe foundation, consists of synthesis and evaluation of small organic molecules targeting proteases.



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Affiliated as scholarship at Department of Chemistry
KBC-huset (KB), Linnaeus väg 10, C4-35-07 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a medicinal and organic chemist with a deep interest for drug design and drug discovery. I completed my PhD at the University of Nîmes in France, where I focused on antibiotics. Specifically, I conducted research involving the synthesis and biological assessment of small organic molecules as antibiotic adjuvants aimed at restoring bacterial sensitivity to antibiotics. My work in this field allowed me to develop expertise in microbiology and antimicrobial synergy study. 

As a postdoctoral researcher at Umeå University in Anna Linusson lab, I am currently engaged in designing chemical probes, synthesizing compounds, and measuring their potency. These compounds are designed to target a crucial family of proteases known as metacaspases, using the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. The primary objective of this project is to gain insights into the mechanisms of programmed cell death events within plants. 

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