We have just published the results of our international collaboration with MPI-Potsdam (Germany) in Angewandte Chemie International Edition. In this work, we built a model carbohydrate material system based on synthetic gluycose disaccahrdes. Microcrystal electron diffraction (microED) analysis revealed that the synthetic disaccharides formed highly crystalline helical fiber. The chirality of the assembled helical fibers can be tunable by changing the enantiomeric structure of the disaccharides, underlining the potential of designer carbohydrate materials for nanotechnology applications.
We have just published in Langmuir a study by small angle neutron scattering of thermosensitive polymers-decorated cellulose nanocrystal assemblies. This technique reveals structural information inaccessible by other methods.
We have just published in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Research) our work on elucidating, by multiscale numerical simulation methods, the complexity of the enzymatic machinery that supports the synthesis of galactolipids of the chloroplast membrane.
We have just published the results of our international collaboration with Aarhus
University (DK), University of Cambridge (UK), University of Copenhagen (DK), University of Otago (NZ) in the prestigious journal Science.
This work reports for the first time how, legumes (soybean, alfalfa, peas...) have established a beneficial symbiosis with soil bacteria that fix nitrogen, a key nutrient, by a subtle structural evolution of a receptor common to all terrestrial plants. These results open up major prospects for the development of more sustainable agriculture by reducing the use of nitrogen fertilizers.
We have just published the results of our international collaboration with American Universities (University of Wisconsin – Madison, University of Tennessee - Knoxville, University of California - Santa Barbara) and Toulouse laboratories (CNRS, University of Toulouse, IRD, INRAE) in the prestigious journal Nature communications. Our work shows that lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs), which are signaling molecules produced by rhizobial bacteria and by certain fungi that also establish symbiotic relationships with plants, are actually produced by many species of fungi. Our results suggest that LCOs production is common among fungi and that oligosaccharides may function as signals regulating the growth and development of fungi.
We have just published the results of our international collaboration with Brazil and in particular Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná and Universidade Federal do Piauí, about the manufacture of carrier systems for drugs, from glyco- self-assembled nanoparticles. Our work improves the distribution and activity of curcumin against cancer cells.