16 March 2022
4pm to 5pm
Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux
Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules
Sébastien Lecommandoux received his Ph.D. (1996) in Physical Chemistry from the University of Bordeaux. After a postdoctoral experience at the University of Illinois (UIUC, USA) in the group of Prof. Samuel I. Stupp, he started his academic career at the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques, Bordeaux INP as Associate Professor (1998) and was promoted to Full Professor in 2005. He is currently Director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group "Polymers Self-Assembly and Life Sciences". His research interests include polypeptide and polysaccharide-based block copolymers self-assembly, the design of polymersomes for drug-delivery and theranostic, as well as biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and artificial cells. Sébastien has been the recipient of several awards and honors including the 2019 SEQUENS Prize from the French Academy of Sciences for his work on therapeutic polymers, honorary junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2007), and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Sébastien also served as an Associate Editor of the ACS journal Biomacromolecules from 2013-2019 before being appointed the Editor-in-Chief of Biomacromolecules starting January 2020.
About the Journal
Founded in 2000, Biomacromolecules is a leading forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research at the interface of polymer science and biology. Submissions to Biomacromolecules should contain strong elements of innovation in terms of macromolecular design, synthesis and characterization, or in the application of polymer materials to biology and medicine.
Topics covered by Biomacromolecules include, but are not exclusively limited to: sustainable polymers, polymers based on natural and renewable resources, degradable polymers, polymer conjugates, polymeric drugs, polymers in biocatalysis, biomacromolecular assembly, biomimetic polymers, polymer-biomineral hybrids, biomimetic-polymer processing, polymer recycling, bioactive polymer surfaces, original polymer design for biomedical applications such as immunotherapy, drug delivery, gene delivery, antimicrobial applications, diagnostic imaging and biosensing, polymers in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, polymeric scaffolds and hydrogels for cell culture and delivery.