At the crossroad of researches in relation with microbial virulence, drug resistance mechanisms, drug target characterization and medicinal/supramolecular chemistry

Our research covers a wide spectrum of activities incorporating the elucidation of viral and bacterial virulence and of antibacterial drug resistance mechanisms, the conception of molecules and polymers designed for potential therapeutic applications, the discovery of new antimicrobial activities, the supramolecular chemistry and the structural characterization of biomacromolecules

About us

logo unité microbiologie The Microbiology, Bioorganic and Macromolecular Chemistry (MBMC) unit of the ULB Faculty of Pharmacy is a multidisciplinary team, composed of members from different backgrounds and different areas of expertise.

The research group directed by Prof. Meyer is focused on supramolecular chemistry mainly based on halogen bonding and the preparation of polymers targeting functional materials and biomaterials.

The Dufrasne's research group is especially involved in solving problems related to the finding of new hits as receptor agonists/antagonists or enzyme inhibitors in collaboration with other teams working on molecular docking and protein crystallization at the University. Further developments can be made in-house such as lead generation, toxicological testing and drug preformulation to achieve animal testing.

The Berger Lab has broad interest in organic and theoretical chemistry, biomedical sciences and oncology. We use complementary and multi-disciplinary skills toward the advancement of fundamental projects as well as in applications such as drug discovery and novel anticancer medicines. Our research takes its roots in chemistry, more precisely in synthetic and bioorganic chemistry: chemistry is the central field developed into several branches that span from nanomedicine to medicinal and computational chemistry. Although having an history of anticancer metal complexes, novel immune-oncology therapies targeted to the modulation of the immune environment of cold tumors is now a major focus.

The research group in Microbiology directed by Prof. Fontaine is mainly focused to fight two diseases: the cervical cancer due to the high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV) and the tuberculosis mainly due to M. tuberculosis. In virology, we are currently studying the transcriptional HPV-16 promoter regulation and the integration mechanism of the viral genome but we are also working with the Universidad Mayor San Simon at Cochabamba in Bolivia to improve the cervical cancer screening and treatment. In mycobacteriology, we are studying the M. tuberculosis mechanisms allowing the pathogen to escape drug bactericidal activities and to develop virulence. This lead us to characterize new targets and discover new antituberculous drug candidates. Our laboratory can perform microbiological controls of pharmaceutic and cosmetic products, water, surface, antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activity testing (all possible under GLP, ISO 17025) with ATCC microorganisms (bacteria and fungi), either for pharmaceutical or cosmetic purposes.

Research of Wintjens'group is mainly concerned with, but not limited to, the characterization of interactions at atomic level between a protein target and drug-like small molecules with the primary aim of setting up a rational basis for the development of new drugs.


Senior scientists

Prof. Franck MEYER
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Prof. Gilles BERGER
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Prof. Véronique FONTAINE
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Prof. François DUFRASNE
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Postdoctoral fellows and scientific collaborators

Prof. Michel GELBCKE
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Dr. Abdalkarim TANINA
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Dr. Shiv KUMAR
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PhD students

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Faustine RAVON
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Ibrahima Sory SOW
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Camille GROSSE
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Danlei SUN
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Zhiyu ZHOU
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Administrative, technical, management and/or specialized members

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Dr. Véronique MEGALIZZI
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Master students


Dong YANG (2014-2020)

Ekaterina ALBERT (2015-2019)

Pedro SURRIABRE (2014-2019)

Janine RALET (1990-2018)

Gustavo ALLENDE (2015-2020)

Paule BOUSSARD (2008-2019)

Ibaa Chikh ALARD (2013-2018)

Hugues FOUOTSA (2019)
Postdoc - University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon)

Shen ZENG (2014-2019)

Jingwen LIANG (2016-2018)

Céline RENS (2011-2018)


• Organic synthesis

• Supramolecular chemistry

• Polymer chemistry

• Functional materials

• NMR analysis

• Structure-activity relationships

• Mycobacteriology

• Antimicrobial and anti-biofilm activities

• Transcriptional regulation

• X-ray crystallography

• Structural biology

• Structure-based drug design

  • Berger G, Wach A, Jacinto S & Szlachetko J (2021). Reduction mechanisms of anticancer osmium(VI) complexes revealed by atomic telemetry and theoretical calculations. Inorg. Chem. 60:6663-71. pubmed
  • Marloye M, Inam H, Moore CJ, Debaille V, Pritchard JR, Gelbcke M, Meyer F, Dufrasne F & Berger G (2021). Synthesis, structure and anticancer properties of new biotin- and morpholine-functionalized ruthenium and osmium half-sandwich complexes. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. accepted. pubmed
  • Allende G, Surriabre P, Ovando N, Calle P, Torrico A, Villarroel J, Bossens M, Fontaine V & Rodriguez P (2020). Evaluation of the effectiveness of high-risk human papilloma self-sampling test for cervical cancer screening in Bolivia. BMC Infect. Dis. 20:259. pubmed
  • Berger G, Frangville P & Meyer F (2020). Halogen bonding for molecular recognition: new developments in materials and biological sciences. Chem. Commun. 56:4970-81. pubmed
  • Brito AS, Neuhäuser B, Wintjens R, Marini AM & Boeckstaens M (2020). Yeast filamentation signaling is connected to a specific substrate translocation mechanism of the Mep2 transceptor. PLoS Genet. 16:e1008634. pubmed
  • Casas AI, Nogales C, Mucke HAM, Petraina A, Cuadrado A, Rojo AI, Ghezzi P, Jaquet V, Augsburger F, Dufrasne F, Soubhye J, Deshwal S, Di Sante M, Kaludercic N, Di Lisa F & Schmidt HHHW (2020). On the clinical pharmacology of reactive oxygen species. Pharmacol. Rev. 72:801-28. pubmed
  • Faïon L, Djaout K, Frita R, Pintiala C, Cantrelle FX, Moune M, Vandeputte A, Bourbiaux K, Piveteau C, Herledan A, Biela A, Leroux F, Kremer L, Blaise M, Tanina A, Wintjens R, Hanoulle X, Déprez B, Willand N, Baulard AR & Flipo M (2020). Discovery of the first Mycobacterium tuberculosis MabA (FabG1) inhibitors through a fragment-based screening. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 200:112440. pubmed
  • Fouotsa H, Dzoyem JP, Lannang AM, Stammler HG, Mbazoa CD, Luhmer M, Nkengfack AE, Allémann E, Delie F, Meyer F & Sewald N (2020). Antiproliferative activity of a new xanthone derivative from leaves of Garcinia nobilis Engl. Nat. Prod. Res. 1-8. pubmed
  • Hocine S, Berger G & Hanessian S (2020). Design and synthesis of backbone-fused, conformationally constrained morpholine-proline chimeras. J. Org. Chem. 85:4237-47. pubmed
  • Mbosso Teinkela JE, Siwe Noundou X, Zeh Mimba JE, Meyer F, Tabouguia OM, Assob Nguedia JC, Hoppe HC, Krause RWC, Wintjens R & Azebaze GAB (2020). Compound isolation and biological activities of Piptadeniastrum africanum (hook.f.) Brennan roots. J. Ethnopharmacol. 255:112716. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Van Antwerpen P & Dufrasne F (2020). A patent review of myeloperoxidase inhibitors for treating chronic inflammatory syndromes (focus on cardiovascular diseases, 2013-​2019). Expert Opin. Ther. Pat. 30:595-608. pubmed
  • Villemagne B, Machelart A, Tran NC, Flipo M, Moune M, Leroux F, Piveteau C, Wohlkönig A, Wintjens R, Li X, Gref R, Brodin P, Déprez B, Baulard AR & Willand N (2020). Fragment-based optimized EthR inhibitors with in vivo ethionamide boosting activity. ACS Infect. Dis. 6:366-78. pubmed
  • Wintjens R, Bifani AM & Bifani P (2020). Impact of glycan cloud on the B-cell epitope prediction of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein. NPJ Vaccines 5:81. pubmed
  • Yang D, Klebl DP, Zeng S, Sobott F, Prévost M, Soumillion P, Vandenbussche G & Fontaine V (2020). Interplays between copper and Mycobacterium tuberculosis GroEL1. Metallomics 12:1267-77. pubmed
  • Yang D, Vandenbussche G, Vertommen D, Evrard D, Abskharon R, Cavalier JF, Berger G, Canaan S, Khan MS, Zeng S, Wohlkönig A, Prévost M, Soumillion P & Fontaine V (2020). Methyl arachidonyl fluorophosphonate inhibits Mycobacterium tuberculosis thioesterase TesA and globally affects vancomycin susceptibility. FEBS Lett. 594:79-93. pubmed
  • Allende G, Surriabre P, Cáceres L, Bellot D, Ovando N, Torrico A, Calle P, Ascarrunz C, Alexander S, Bossens M, Fontaine V & Rodríguez P (2019). Evaluation of the self-sampling for cervical cancer screening in Bolivia. BMC Public Health 19:80. pubmed
  • Berger G, Marloye M & Lawler SE (2019). Pharmacological modulation of the STING pathway for cancer immunotherapy. Trends Mol. Med. 25:412-27. pubmed
  • Kim JH, Mertens RT, Agarwal A, Parkin S, Berger G & Awuah SG (2019). Direct intramolecular carbon(sp2)-nitrogen(sp2) reductive elimination from gold(iii). Dalton Trans. 48:6273-82. pubmed
  • Marloye M, Lawler SE & Berger G (2019). Current patent and clinical status of stimulator of interferon genes (STING) agonists for cancer immunotherapy. Pharm. Pat. Anal. pubmed
  • Prevet H, Moune M, Tanina A, Kemmer C, Herledan A, Frita R, Wohlkönig A, Bourotte M, Villemagne B, Leroux F, Gitzinger M, Baulard AR, Déprez B, Wintjens R, Willand N & Flipo M (2019). A fragment-based approach towards the discovery of N-substituted tropinones as inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transcriptional regulator EthR2. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 167:426-38. pubmed
  • Surriabre P, Torrico A, Vargas T, Ugarte F, Rodriguez P & Fontaine V (2019). Assessment of a new low-cost, PCR-based strategy for high-risk human papillomavirus DNA detection for cervical cancer prevention. BMC Infect. Dis. 19:842. pubmed
  • Tanina A, Wohlkönig A, Soror SH, Flipo M, Villemagne B, Prevet H, Déprez B, Moune M, Perée H, Meyer F, Baulard AR, Willand N & Wintjens R (2019). A comprehensive analysis of the protein-ligand interactions in crystal structures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis EthR. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1867:248-58. pubmed
  • Zeng S, Constant P, Yang D, Baulard A, Lefèvre P, Daffé M, Wattiez R & Fontaine V (2019). Cpn60.1 (GroEL1) contributes to mycobacterial crabtree effect: implications for biofilm formation. Front Microbiol. 10:1149. pubmed
  • Zeng S, Soetaert K, Ravon F, Vandeput M, Bald D, Kauffmann JM, Mathys V, Wattiez R & Fontaine V (2019). Isoniazid bactericidal activity involves electron transport chain perturbation. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 63:e01841-18. pubmed
  • Berger G & Lawler SE (2018). Novel non-nucleotidic STING agonists for cancer immunotherapy. Future Med. Chem. 10:2767-2769. pubmed
  • Berger G, Grauwet K, Zhang H, Hussey AM, Nowicki MO, Wang DI, Chiocca EA, Lawler SE & Lippard SJ (2018). Anticancer activity of osmium(VI) nitrido complexes in patient-derived glioblastoma initiating cells and in vivo mouse models. Cancer Letters 416:138-48. pubmed
  • Berger G, Soubhye J, Wintjens R, Robeyns K & Meyer F (2018). Crystal packing and theoretical analysis of halogen- and hydrogen-bonded hydrazones from pharmaceuticals. Evidence of type I and II halogen bonds in extended chains of dichloromethane. Acta Crystallogr. B74:618–27. pubmed
  • Dauchy C, Bautin N, Nseir S, Reboux G, Wintjens R, Le Rouzic O, Sendid B, Viscogliosi E, Le Pape P, Arendrup MC, Gosset P, Fry S & Fréalle E (2018). Emergence of Aspergillus fumigatus azole resistance in azole-naïve patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their homes. Indoor Air 28:298-306. pubmed
  • Mbosso Teinkela JE, Siwe Noundou X, Nguemfo EL, Meyer F, Wintjens R, Isaacs M, Mpondo Mpondo AE, Hoppe HC, Krause RWM & Azebaze AGB (2018). Biological activities of plant extracts from Ficus elastica and Selaginella vogelli: an antimalarial, antitrypanosomal and cytotoxity evaluation. Saudi J. Biol. Sci. 25:117-22. pubmed
  • Rens C, Ceyssens PJ, Laval F, Lefèvre P, Mathys V, Daffé M & Fontaine V (2018). Aloe emodin reduces phthiodiolone dimycocerosate potentiating vancomycin susceptibility on mycobacteria. Indian J. Microbiol. 58:393-6. pubmed
  • Rens C, Laval F, Wattiez R, Lefèvre P, Dufrasne F, Daffé M & Fontaine V (2018). I3-Ag85 effect on phthiodiolone dimycocerosate synthesis. Tuberculosis 108:93-5. pubmed
  • Sjollema J, Zaat SAJ, Fontaine V, Ramstedt M, Luginbuehl R, Thevissen K, Li J, van der Mei HC & Busscher HJ (2018). In vitro methods for the evaluation of antimicrobial surface designs. Acta Biomater. 70:12-24. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, van Antwerpen P & Dufrasne F (2018). Targeting cytosolic phospholipase A2α for novel anti-inflammatory agents. Curr. Med. Chem. 25:2418-47. pubmed
  • Vernekar AA, Berger G, Czapar AE, Veliz FA, Wang DI, Steinmetz NF & Lippard SJ (2018). Speciation of phenanthriplatin and its analogs in the core of tobacco mosaic virus. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140:4279-87. pubmed
  • Berger G, Chab-Majdalani I & Hanessian S (2017). Properties of the amide bond involving proline 4,5-methanologues: an experimental and theoretical study. Isr. J. Chem. 57:292–302. doi
  • Blondiaux N, Moune M, Desroses M, Frita R, Flipo M, Mathys V, Soetaert K, Kiass M, Delorme V, Djaout K, Trebosc V, Kemmer C, Wintjens R, Wohlkönig A, Antoine R, Huot L, Hot D, Coscolla M, Feldmann J, Gagneux S, Locht C, Brodin P, Gitzinger M, Déprez B, Willand N & Baulard AR (2017). Reversion of antibiotic resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by spiroisoxazoline SMARt-420. Science 355:1206-11. pubmed
  • Chen B, Berger G & Hanessian S (2017) Metal coordination-controlled and bifunctional H-bonded catalysis in stereoselective intramolecular aldol cyclizations toward carbocyclic tertiary β-ketols.  European J. Org. Chem. 1:2631–36. doi
  • Chikh Alard I, Soubhye J, Berger G, Gelbcke M, Spassov S, Amighi K, Goole J & Meyer F (2017). Triple-stimuli responsive polymers with fine tuneable magnetic response. Polym. Chem. 8:2450–56. doi
  • Ngezahayo J, Ribeiro SO, Fontaine V, Hari L, Stévigny C & Duez P (2017). In vitro study of five herbs used against microbial infections in Burundi. Phytother. Res. 31:1571-78. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Chikh Alard I, Aldib I, Prévost M, Gelbcke M, De Carvalho A, Furtmüller PG, Obinger C, Flemmig J, Tadrent S, Meyer F, Rousseau A, Nève J, Mathieu V, Zouaoui Boudjeltia K, Dufrasne F & Van Antwerpen P (2017). Discovery of novel potent reversible and irreversible myeloperoxidase inhibitors using virtual screening procedure. J. Med. Chem. 60:6563-86. pubmed
  • Surriabre P, Allende G, Prado M, Cáceres L, Bellot D, Torrico A, Ustariz K, Rojas S, Barriga J, Calle P, Villarroel L, Yañez RM, Baay M, Rodriguez P & Fontaine V (2017). Self-sampling for human papillomavirus DNA detection: a preliminary study of compliance and feasibility in BOLIVIA. BMC Womens Health 17:135. pubmed
  • Wohlkönig A, Remaut H, Moune M, Tanina A, Meyer F, Desroses M, Steyaert J, Willand N, Baulard A & Wintjens  R (2017). Structural analysis of the interaction between spiroisoxazoline SMARt-420 and the Mycobacterium tuberculosis repressor EthR2. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 487:403-8. pubmed
  • Aldib I, Gelbcke M, Soubhye J, Prévost M, Furtmüller PG, Obinger C, Elfving B, Alard IC, Roos G, Delporte C, Berger G, Dufour D, Zouaoui Boudjeltia K, Nève J, Dufrasne F & Van Antwerpen P (2016). Novel bis-arylalkylamines as myeloperoxidase inhibitors: design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationship study. Eur. J. Med. Chem. 123:746-62. pubmed
  • Berger  G, Roeben  K, Soubhye  J, Wintjens  R & Meyer  F (2016). Halogen bonding in multi-connected 1,2,2-triiodo-alkene involving geminal and/or vicinal iodines: a crystallographic and DFT study. CrystEngComm. 18, 683.
  • Bojilova ED, Weyn C, Antoine MH & Fontaine V (2016). Extrachromosomal HPV-16 LCR transcriptional activation by HDACi opposed by cellular differentiation and DNA integration. Oncotarget 7:75526-38. pubmed
  • Chattopadhyay AK, Berger G & Hanessian S (2016). Strategies toward the total synthesis of calyciphylline B-type alkaloids: a computational perspective aided by DFT analysis. J. Org. Chem. 81:5074−86. pubmed
  • Chattopadhyay AK, Ly VL, Jakkepally S, Berger G & Hannessian S (2016). Total synthesis of isodaphlongamine H: a possible biogenetic conundrum. Angew. Chemie Int Ed 55:2577–81. pubmed
  • Levet V, Rosière R, Merlos R, Fusaro L, Berger G, Amighi K & Wautoz N (2016). Development of controlled-release cisplatin dry powders for inhalation against lung cancers. Int. J. Pharm. 515:209–20. pubmed
  • Lim MY, LaMonte G, Lee MCS, Reimer C, Tan BH, Corey V, Tjahjadi BF, Chua A, Nachon M, Wintjens R, Gedeck P, Malleret B, Renia L, Bonamy GMC, Ho PC, Yeung BKS, Chow ED, Lim L, Fidock DA, Diagana TT, Winzeler EA & Bifani P (2016). UDP-galactose and acetyl-CoA transporters as Plasmodium multidrug resistance genes. Nat. Microbiol. 1:16166. pubmed
  • Marloye M, Berger G, Gelbcke M & Dufrasne F (2016). A survey of the mechanisms of action of anticancer transition metal complexes. Future Med. Chem. 8:2263-86. pubmed
  • Mbosso Teinkela JE, Assob Nguedia JC, Meyer F, Vouffo Donfack E, Lenta Ndjakou B, Ngouela S, Tsamo E, Adiogo D, Guy Blaise Azebaze A & Wintjens R (2016). In vitro antimicrobial and anti-proliferative activities of plant extracts from Spathodea campanulata, Ficus bubu, and Carica papaya. Pharm. Biol. 54:1086-95. pubmed
  • Mbosso Teinkela JE, Siwe Noundou X, Nguemfo EL, Meyer F, Djoukoue A, Van Antwerpen P, Ngouela S, Tsamo E, Mpondo Mpondo EA, Vardamides JC, Azebaze GA & Wintjens R (2016). Identification of compounds with anti-proliferative activity from the wood of Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem. aerial roots. Fitoterapia 112:65-73. pubmed
  • Rens C, Laval F, Daffé M, Denis O, Frita R, Baulard A, Wattiez R, Lefèvre P & Fontaine V (2016). Effects of lipid-lowering drugs on vancomycin susceptibility of mycobacteria. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 60:6193-9. pubmed
  • Sá J, Czapla-Masztafiak J, Lipiec E, Kayser Y, Fernandes DL, Szlachetko J, Dufrasne F & Berger G (2016). Resonant X-ray emission spectroscopy of platinum(II) anticancer complexes. Analyst 141:1226-32. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Aldib I, Delporte C, Prévost M, Dufrasne F & Van Antwerpen P (2016). Myeloperoxidase as a target for the treatment of inflammatory syndromes: mechanisms and structure activity relationships of inhibitors. Curr. Med. Chem. 23:3975-4008. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Gelbcke M, Van Antwerpen P, Dufrasne F, Boufadi MY, Nève J, Furtmüller PG, Obinger C, Zouaoui Boudjeltia K & Meyer F (2016). From dynamic combinatorial chemistry to in vivo evaluation of reversible and irreversible myeloperoxidase inhibitors. ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 8:206-10. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Meyer F, Furtmüller P, Obinger C, Dufrasne F & Van Antwerpen P (2016). Characterization of chemical features of potent myeloperoxidase inhibitors. Future Med. Chem. 8:1163-77. pubmed
  • Wintjens R, Bozon D, Belabbas K, MBou F, Girardet JP, Tounian P, Jolly M, Boccara F, Cohen A, Karsenty A, Dubern B, Carel JC, Azar-Kolakez A, Feillet F, Labarthe F, Gorsky AM, Horovitz A, Tamarindi C, Kieffer P, Lienhardt A, Lascols O, Di Filippo M & Dufernez F (2016). Global molecular analysis and APOE mutations in a cohort of autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia patients in France. J. Lipid Res. 57:482-91. pubmed
  • Zater H, Huet J, Fontaine V, Benayache S, Stévigny C, Duez P & Benayache F (2016). Chemical constituents, cytotoxic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties of Centaurea diluta Ait. subsp. algeriensis (Coss. & Dur.) Maire. Asian Pac. J. Trop. Med. 9:554-61. pubmed
  • Berger G, Fusaro L, Luhmer M, Czapla-Masztafiak J, Lipiec E, Szlachetko J, Kayser Y, Fernandes DL, Sá J, Dufrasne F & Bombard S (2015). Insights into the structure-activity relationships of chiral 1,2-diaminophenylalkane platinum(II) anticancer derivatives. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 20:841-53. pubmed
  • Berger G, Soubhye J & Meyer F (2015). Halogen bonding in polymer science: from crystal engineering to functional supramolecular polymers and materials. Polym. Chem. 6:3559–80. doi
  • Berger G, Vilchis-Reyes M & Hanessian S (2015). Structural properties and stereochemically distinct folding preferences of 4,5-cis and trans-methano-L-proline oligomers: the shortest crystalline PPII-type helical proline-derived tetramer. Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 54:13268–72. pubmed
  • Boeckstaens M, Merhi A, Llinares E, Van Vooren P, Springael JY, Wintjens R & Marini AM (2015). Identification of a novel regulatory mechanism of nutrient transport controlled by TORC1-Npr1-Amu1/Par32. PLoS Genet. 11:e1005382. pubmed
  • Dufrasne F (2015). Technologies to develop new metal medicines. Drug Discov. Today Technol. 16:31-2. pubmed
  • Dupré E, Herrou J, Lensink MF, Wintjens R, Vagin A, Lebedev A, Crosson S, Villeret V, Locht C, Antoine R & Jacob-Dubuisson F (2015). Virulence regulation with Venus flytrap domains: structure and function of the periplasmic moiety of the sensor-kinase BvgS. PLoS Pathog. 11:e1004700. pubmed
  • Haver HL, Chua A, Ghode P, Lakshminarayana SB, Singhal A, Mathema B, Wintjens R & Bifani P (2015). Mutations in genes for the F420 biosynthetic pathway and a nitroreductase enzyme are the primary resistance determinants in spontaneous in vitro-selected PA-824-resistant mutants of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 59:5316-23. pubmed
  • Mbosso E, Kamdem L, Nguedia JCA, Meyer F, Ebelle D, Lenta BN, Tchouankeu J, Tsamo E, Looze Y, Adiogo DDD, Azebaze GAB & Wintjens R (2015). In vitro evaluation of antimicrobial and antiproliferative activities for compounds isolated from the Ficus bubu Warb. (Moraceae) fruits: chemotaxonomic significance. Drug delivery letters 5:122-31.
  • Sá J, Czapla-Masztafiak J, Lipiec E, Kayser Y, Kwiatek W, Wood B, Deacon GB, Berger G, Dufrasne F, Fernandes DL & Szlachetko J (2015). The use of Resonant X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (RXES) for the electronic analysis of metal complexes and their interactions with biomolecules. Drug Discov. Today Technol. 16:1-6. pubmed
  • Soetaert K, Rens C, Wang XM, De Bruyn J, Lanéelle MA, Laval F, Lemassu A, Daffé M, Bifani P, Fontaine V & Lefèvre P (2015). Increased vancomycin susceptibility in mycobacteria: a new approach to identify synergistic activity against multidrug-resistant mycobacteria. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 59:5057-60. pubmed
  • Soubhye J, Alard IC, van Antwerpen P & Dufrasne F (2015). Type 2 17-β hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase as a novel target for the treatment of osteoporosis. Future Med. Chem. 7:1431-56. pubmed
  • Wang XM, Soetaert K, Peirs P, Kalai M, Fontaine V, Dehaye JP & Lefèvre P (2015). Biochemical analysis of the NAD+-dependent malate dehydrogenase, a substrate of several serine/threonine protein kinases of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One 10:e0123327. pubmed
  • C. Vande Velde, Advanced Reactor Technology, Faculty of Applied Engineering, University of Antwerp, Hoboken
  • K. Robeyns, Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN), UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
  • P. Dubois, J. M. Raquez,Center of Innovation and Research in Materials and Polymers (CIRMAP), UMons, Mons
  • J. Cornil, R. Lazzaroni, Laboratory of Chemistry for Novel Materials, UMons, Mons
  • K. Van Hecke, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Ghent University, Ghent
  • T. Verbiest, Molecular Imaging and Photonic, KUL, Leuven
  • G. Roos, General Chemistry, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels
  • R. Wattiez, Department of Proteomics and Microbiology, UMons, Mons
  • P. Soumillion, Institut des Sciences de la Vie, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
  • D. Vertommen, Institut de Duve, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
  • T. Leyssens, Molecular Chemistry, Materials and Catalysis, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
  • A. Wach, Swiss Light Source, Villigen, Switzerland
  • S. Clément, Institut Charles Gerhardt, Université de Montpellier 2, CMOS, Montpellier, France
  • F. Vidal, Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces, Université de Cergy Pontoise, France
  • B. Crousse, Laboratoire BioCIS associé au CNRS, Centre d’Etudes Pharmaceutiques, France
  • A. van der Lee, Institut Européen des Membranes, CNRS - UMR 5635, Université Montpellier 2, France
  • G. Resnati, P. Metrangolo, Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali ed Ingegneria Chimica "G. Natta", Milano, Italy
  • H. Sirringhaus, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK
  • V. Laudenbach, Faculté de Médecine, Université de Rouen, France
  • C. Obinger, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • B. Elfving, Center for psykiatrisk forskning, Århus Universitetshospital, Risskov, Denmark
  • S. Bombard, INSERM, Unité INSERM UMR-S 1007, Homéostasie cellulaire et cancer, Université Paris Descartes, France
  • J. Sa, Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory, Physical Chemistry , Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Y. Kayser, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland
  • J. Szlachetko, Institute of Physics, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
  • J. Flemmig, Institute for Medical Physics and Biophysics, Medical Faculty, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • M. Daffé, Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, University of Toulouse, France
  • A. Baulard, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Centre Infection and Immunity of Lille, France
  • P. Supply, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Centre Infection and Immunity of Lille, France
  • P. Brodin, Institut Pasteur de Lille, Centre Infection and Immunity of Lille, France
  • P. Bertrand, UMR 7285 - Institut de Chimie des Milieux et Matériaux de Poitiers (IC2MP), Université de Poitiers, France
  • C. Abbadie, Initiation of Epithelial Cancers, Institut Pasteur de Lille, France
  • D. Bald, Faculty of Sciences, Structural Biology, Vrij University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • N. Bayan, I2BC Institut de Biologie Cellulaire Intégrative, Université Paris Sud, France
  • F. Sobott, The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds, UK
  • S. Canaan, Laboratoire d'Ingénierie des Systèmes Macromoléculaires, Marseilles, France
  • N. Willand, U1177 Drugs and Molecules for Living Systems, Université de Lille, France
  • J. E. T. Mbosso, Faculté de Médecine et des Sciences Pharmaceutiques (FMSP), Université de Douala, Cameroon
  • Y. Boufadi, Université Mostaganem, Algeria
North America
  • S. Hanessian, Département de Chimie, Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
  • B. Pentelute, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • S. Awuah, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA
  • S. E. Lawler, Harvey Cushing Neuro-Oncology Laboratories, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
South America
  • P. Rodriguez, Universidad Mayor San Simon, Faculty of Medicine, Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • P. Bifani, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • S. Zeng, T. Zhang, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, China



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