Camille’s PhD defense February 2022, 10th

Camille presented her PhD work during her defense in front of a jury including Pr Catherine Amiel (ICPEM Thiais), Dr Morgan Delarue (LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse), Pr Jean-Serge Remy (Univ. Strasbourg) and Dr Yvette Tran (ESPCI, Paris).

Her presentation was entitled: Macro- and supramolecular hydrogels photocontrollable in the visible range

Her work spanned from the characterization of the association between azobenzenes bearing halides atoms and b-cyclodextrin to the synthesis and the characterization of the hydrogels. The results have shown that hydrogels with mechanical properties compatible with different biological tissues were accessible and biocompatible.

Congratulations Camille!

Camille’s PhD defense February 2022, 10th

Camille presented her PhD work during her defense in front of a jury including Pr Catherine Amiel (ICPEM Thiais), …

Inès at the European Researchers Night event

On September 24th, Inès participated to the European Researchers Night in Le Mans, an event organized throughout Europe to share the passion of science with the public. …

Presentation at ESPS 2021

Watch Anne-Françoise’s presentation at the European Symposium on Photopolymer Sciences which took place online in June 2021 …

Presentation at SupraBio 2021

Watch Nancy’s presentation at the International Symposium on SupraBiomolecular Systems which took place online in May 2021. …

New recruitments

Inès Hamouda and Divyendu Valappil are joining us starting February 15th.Inès is a post-doc and she will work at IMMM in Le Mans to characterize the hydrogels by rheology and Light Scattering.Divyendu is a research engineer and she will develop the SPIM environment at Restore laboratory. …

Gellight explained to the kids!

An article about Gellight has just been published on CurioKids, a website dedicated to the kids and which makes science fun and understandable to all.Thanks to Laetitia Mespouille for this highlight! …

Camille’s first oral communication

On October 2020, Camille Courtine attended NICE-2020 International Conference, which is organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspired chemistry and materials. …

New recruitment

September 1st, 2020. Nicolas Pataluch is joining us as an engineer in the I2MC team. He will help in all biology experiments. …

Process simulation

Camille’s first publication

The article describing a full characterization of azobenzene@cyclodextrins complexes has just been accepted in J. Org. …

M10 project meeting

Part of the partners joined in Toulouse to discuss around the achieved work so far and the planned tasks for the next weeks. …


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Gellight Project


Responses of biological tissues to mechanical stress are increasingly assessed, owing to their demonstrated link to many biological functions and the onset and progression of various pathologies such as fibrosis or ischemia. …


Gellight is a multidisciplinary project joining together 4 academic teams working in collaboration with a French SME. …

Latest publications

Process simulation

Full characterization of photoresponsive inclusion complexes

Quantitative kinetic modeling in photoresponsive supralolecular chemistry: the case of water-soluble azobenzene

J. Org. Chem. (2020) 85(10) 6509-6518

Thanks to Lab2screen for the TOC design

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Light sheet microscope image

Adaptive Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

Highly Sensitive Shack–Hartmann Wavefront Sensor: Application to Non-Transparent Tissue Mimic Imaging with Adaptive Light-Sheet Fluorescence Microscopy

Methods Protoc. 2019, 2(3), 59

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