P2DA - Polyamines & Porphyrins: Development & Applications

P2DA (Polyamines & Porphyrins: Development & Applications) is a research group devoted to the use of nitrogen-containing materials (i.e., linear and cyclic polyamines, heterocycles including porphyrins). Three main topics are currently at the very heart of the P2DA activity:

1- Metal coordination: the recognition, the detection, or the separation of various guests (metal cations, gases). This activity encompasses hybrid functional molecules and materials (including Metal or Covalent Organic Frameworks (MOFs, COFs)), which are used for sensing metal cations, gas adsorption (CO2 or CO trapping), solid/liquid extraction processes (removal of lead from drinking water, decontamination of radioactive wastes) and catalysis.

2- Health chemistry (divided in both "chemistry for imaging" and "smart probes"): medical imaging/health applications developed by P2DA include the synthesis of new multimodal contrast agents and theranostics and the labelling of biomolecules (peptides or antibodies) for medical imaging. Numerous radioisotopes are currently investigated and used in nuclear medicine for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. We also develop bifunctional chelating agents that contain both coordinating arms and a suitable functional group for bioconjugation to biological vectors, and organic-based fluorophores (BODIPY, cyanines, porphyrins, phtalocyanines, etc.), and related "smart" fluorogenic probes to address biological questions through biosensing operations or bioimaging.

3- L.I.A.: the L.I.A. (Laboratoire International Associé) « LAMREM » (for LAboratoty of Macrocycles systems and RElated Materials) is a joint French-Russian laboratory organized by CNRS and Russian Academy of Sciences to develop functional materials based on nitrogen donating ligands for artificial mimicking of photosynthesis, selective gas adsorption, detection of environmentally toxic molecules and catalysis.


It was during my internships at the Research Center of the Army Health Service (CRSSA - Biochemistry Unit of Prof. P. MASSON) and then at the University Hospital of Grenoble (Epidemiology Unit) that I was able to show the interest of the computer tool in data processing.
In parallel with my academic training, I prepared my National Service by obtaining the qualifications of Military Land Preparation then Military Preparation Superior.
Having joined the ENORSSA, I did my active service (Voluntary Long Service) within the HIA Lyon within the Administration and Management Unit.
My work as a relevant analyst and my involvement in the establishment of training for female military personnel have been recognized by the exceptional award of the Bronze Medal National Defense Medal.
In 1994, I joined the LDCO Dijon where I had the chance to practice in the areas of food microbiology and clean water, clean water chemistry and rejects, in hydrobiology, agricultural chemicals sector for finally, to become the IT correspondent of the laboratory and head of the secretarial and reception sector (4 packs).
During these first professional experiences, I continued to improve myself by integrating the CNAM Dijon training DEST and engineer in Computer Integration Engineering.
In 2001, I was asked by the DSI of the Côte-d'Or Departmental Council to act as coordinator of the Point Service Informatique (user support center) on a post of engineer.
This function was then expanded to become responsible for the computer and telecom park and assistant to the user support sector manager.
In 2015, I chose to join the ICMUB in a more humane structure.>
Since 2001, I'm a senior reserve officer (senior commander) of the SCA (anchorage of health) and assigned to RMED as a senior officer.


Thierry Belloir