URCA presentation

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University of Reims champagne Ardenne

The University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) is a multidisciplinary training and research university. Welcoming and dynamic, it offers a favourable environment for studies, student life and research. In partnership with national research organisations and grandes écoles, it develops high-level research through major scientific projects, advanced technological means and partnerships with socio-economic actors. Through its scientific strategy, it supports the emergence of new themes to enable the discoveries and innovations of tomorrow.

The URCA is developing its scientific project around four major centres with strong scientific expertise:

- A multidisciplinary cluster in Agrosciences, Environment, Biotechnologies and Bioeconomics (AEBB) taking into account, in a territory with a strong agricultural and viticultural economy, the agriculture of the future;
- A Healthcare division, with scientific niches of excellence and a rich and varied medical and paramedical training offer;
- A Digital and Engineering Sciences (SNI) cluster around high-performance computing, industry 4.0, materials and technological transformations;
- A Human and Social Sciences Centre (SHS), with a new focus on the performing arts, federated by the creation of a Maison des Sciences Humaines (MSH)

The two units involved in the Inticosm project (ICMR, UMR CNRS 7312 ICMR and Unit MEDyC UMR CNRS 7369) belong to the AEBB and Health divisions.

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ICMR Reims

The ICMR (UMR CNRS 7312) is a research unit associated with the CNRS since its creation in 2008. Its staff carry out fundamental research on the different aspects of its core business: molecular chemistry. The unit project is structured around original questions regarding chemical reactivity, structural characterization or intensified process developments combining aspects of structure/function relations, in connection with the sectors of Plant Chemistry, Health, Materials and Nanosciences.

Research activities are carried out in 5 teams: Methodology in Organic Synthesis / Biomolecules: Synthesis and Mechanisms of Action / Coordination Chemistry / Chemistry of Natural Substances.

Functional Polymers and Networks.

Two laboratories are involved in the Inticosm project, more particularly the teams of Sandrine Bouquillon and Arnaud Haudrechy, Arnaud Haudrechy and Marie-Charlotte Belhomme are developing themes on the valorization of carbohydrates for the synthesis of compounds of biological interest using the molecular modelling tool. Sandrine Bouquillon, for her part, develops biosourced systems applied in particular to the environment.