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Jean-Olivier Durand

CNRS research director

Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier
Université de Montpellier 2
Place E Bataillon – CC1701
34095 Montpellier Cedex 5

Telephone : +33 (0)4 67 14 45 01

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  • Oct. 2012-present : CNRS research director at the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier
  • Dec. 2002 : Habilitation diploma, University of Montpellier 2
  • Oct. 1996-Oct. 2012 : CNRS researcher at the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier
  • Dec. 1995-Nov. 1996 : Post-doc in the laboratory of organic synthesis of Dr. Marc LARCHEVEQUE
  • Dec. 1994-Nov. 1995 : ATER (temperary research and teaching position) at the University of Rennes I, in the laboratory of organic synthesis and heteroelements of Prof. Maurice LE CORRE
  • Oct. 1994-Nov. 1994 : ATER (temperary research and teaching position) at the University Paris V René Descartes, in the laboratory of molecular and structural pharmacochemistry of Prof. Bernard-Pierre ROQUES
  • Fév. 1993-Sept. 1994 : Post-doc in the laboratory of organic synthesis of Prof. Wolfgang OPPOLZER at the University of Geneva
  • Sept. 1990-Janv. 1993 : PhD at the University Paris VI, under the direction of Prof. Jean-Pierre GENET Collaboration with the Zeneca society in Reims


  • 2013 : Member of the evaluation committee of the ANR Blanche (SIMI10 Nanosciences)
  • 2012 : Member of the evaluation committee of ANR P2N projects (half-term evaluation)
  • 2011 : Member of the national committee of universities (section CNU n°32: organic, mineral and industrial chemistry)

Research topics

  • Mesoporous and hybrid silica nanoparticles for the delivery of drugs, photodynamic therapy, and the transfer of nucleix acids
  • Two-photon excitation
  • Nanomachines
  • Active targeting, vectorisation
  • Porous silicon for bone regeneration

Selection of articles

  1. " Biodegradable Ethylene-Bis(Propyl) Disulfide-Based Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica Nanorods and Nanospheres for Efficient In-Vitro Drug Delivery ". J. Croissant, X. Cattoen, M. Wong Chi Man, A. Gallud, L. Raehm, P. Trens, M. Maynadier, J.-O. Durand, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 6174-6180.
  2. " Two-Photon Excitation of Porphyrin-Functionalized Porous Silicon Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Therapy ". E. Secret , M. Maynadier, A. Gallud, A. Chaix, E. Bouffard, M. Gary-Bobo , N. Marcotte, O. Mongin, K. El Cheikh, V. Hugues, M. Auffan, C. Frochot , A. Morère , P. Maillard , M. Blanchard-Desce, M. J. Sailor, M. Garcia, J.-O. Durand, F. Cunin, Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 7643-7648.
  3. " Two-Photon-Triggered Drug Delivery in Cancer Cells Using Nanoimpellers". J. Croissant, M. Maynadier, A. Gallud, H. Peindy N’Dongo, J. L. Nyalosaso, G. Derrien, C. Charnay, J.-O. Durand, L. Raehm, F. Serein-Spirau, N. Cheminet, T. Jarrosson, O. Mongin, M. Blanchard-Desce, M. Gary-Bobo, M. Garcia, J. Lu, F. Tamanoi, D. Tarn, T. M. Guardado-Alvarez, J. I. Zink, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 13813-13817.


  • Dr Marcel Garcia (IBMM)
  • Prof Chantal Pichon and Dr Patrick Midoux (CBM Orléans)
  • Dr Mireille Blanchard-Desce (Université de Bordeaux) and Dr Olivier Mongin (Université de Rennes 1)
  • Prof Jeffrey I Zink and Prof Fuyuhiko Tamanoi (UCLA)
  • Prof Michael J. Sailor (UCSD)


Année 2016
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Année 2006
  • Tristan Doussineau, Jean-Olivier Durand, Ouafaa El-Mahdi, Celine Maillet, Oleg Melnyk, Christophe Olivier and Monique Smaihi
    Semicarbazide-functionalized silicate nanoparticles for peptide ligation,
    european journal of inorganic Chemistry, (14) , 2006, 2766-2772
  • Christophe Olivier, Aurore Perzyna, Yannick Coffinier, Bruno Grandidier, Didier Stievenard, Oleg Melnyk and Jean-Olivier Durand
    Detecting the Chemoselective Ligation of Peptides to Silicon with the Use of Cobalt-Carbonyl Labels,
    Langmuir, 22(16) , 2006, 7059-7065
Année 2005
  • Joly Pascal, Ardès-Guisot Nicolas, Kar Samiran, Granier Michel, Jean-Olivier Durand and Oleg Melnyk
    Hybrid BioorganicâEUR"Inorganic Materials Prepared by Site-Specific Ligation of Peptides to Functionalized Polydisperse Silica Particles,
    European Journal of Organic Chemistry, , 2005, 2473
  • Nicolas Ardes-Guisot, Jean-Olivier Durand, Michel Granier, Aurore Perzyna, Yannick Coffinier, Bruno Grandidier, Xavier Wallart and Didier Stievenard
    Trichlorosilane Isocyanate as Coupling Agent for Mild Conditions Functionalization of Silica-Coated Surfaces,
    Langmuir, 21(21) , 2005, 9406-9408
  • Richard Frantz, Jean-Olivier Durand and Michel Granier
    Syntheses and properties of phosphonate p-conjugated of pyridine,
    Comptes Rendus Chimie, 8(5) , 2005, 911-915
  • Pascal Joly, Nicolas Ardes-Guisot, Samiran Kar, Michel Granier, Jean-Olivier Durand and Oleg Melnyk
    Hybrid bioorganic-inorganic materials prepared by site-specific ligation of peptides to functionalized polydisperse silica particles,
    european journal of organic Chemistry, (12) , 2005, 2473-2480
  • Franck Martin, Anne Diran, Jean-Olivier Durand, Michel Granier and Remi Desmet
    Hydroxylamine-functionalised silica surfaces for biochip applications,
    tetrahedron letters, 46(46) , 2005, 7973-7975

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