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Dr. Yoann Cotelle's picture
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Campus Scientifique de St Jérôme
Marseille cedex 20
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Date of entry
Career path

Since 2020: Maître de Conférences (assistant professor) - University of Aix Marseille

2017-2020: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Artificial Metalloenzymes Based on Carbonic Anhydrase, Pr. Thomas R. Ward, University of Basel

2015-2017: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Anion-pi Catalysis, Pr. Stefan Matile, University of Geneva

2011-2014: PhD, Tetrathiafulvalene Molecular Clips for the Recognition of Electron Deficient Guests, Pr. Piétrick Hudhomme and Dr. Stéphanie Legoupy, Moltech-Anjou, University of Angers


ANR JCJC: ANR-21-CE07-0011

APICOCAT: Anion-pi Confined Catalysis

Research themes

- Supramolecular chemistry

- Supramolecular catalysis

- Anion-pi interactions in confined space

Collaborations and groups

Current members:

Louise Miton (PhD student, 2020-)

Elise Antonetti (PhD student, 2021-)

Daryna Shymon (PhD student, 2022-)


Past members:

Marie Poujade (Internship from Ecole Centrale Marseille, 2020-2023)

Nina Tomovic (M2 Internship from University of Strasbourg, 2021)

Pierre Antoine Dupin (Internship from Ecole Centrale Marseille, 2021)

Antonin Rey (M2 Internship from Aix Marseille University, 2022)


Publications (17)
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Probing the Importance of Host Symmetry on Carbohydrate Recognition

Anne-Doriane Manick, Chunyang Li, Elise Antonetti, Muriel Albalat, Yoann Cotelle, Paola Nava, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Bastien A Chatelet, Alexandre Martinez, Chemistry - A European Journal, 2023, e202203212. <hal-03961776>

Circularly polarized luminescence of encaged Eu(iii) and Tb(iii) complexes controlled by an inherently chiral remote unit

Estelle Godart, Oriane Della-Negra, Augustin Long, Alberto Insuasty, Lorenzo Arrico, Costanza Benetti, Elise Antonetti, Paola Nava, Yoann Cotelle, Nicolas Vanthuyne, Marion Jean, Simon Pascal, Jean-Pierre Dutasta, Lorenzo Di Bari, Alexandre Martinez, New Journal of Chemistry, 2022, 46, 20154 - 20159. <hal-03961762>

A Dual Anchoring Strategy for the Directed Evolution of Improved Artificial Transfer Hydrogenases Based on Carbonic Anhydrase

Alina Stein, Dongping Chen, Nico Igareta, Yoann Cotelle, Johannes Rebelein, Thomas Ward, ACS Central Science, 2021. <hal-03428368>

An original self-assembly using a tetrathiafulvalene-based molecular clip for the recognition of fullerene C 60

Yoann Cotelle, Marie Hardouin-Lerouge, Elise Lemasson, Yohann Morille, David Canevet, Stéphanie Legoupy, Piétrick Hudhomme, Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 3077-3080. <hal-02506598>

Chemical Optimization of Whole-Cell Transfer Hydrogenation Using Carbonic Anhydrase as Host Protein

Johannes Rebelein, Yoann Cotelle, Brett Garabedian, Thomas Ward, ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 4173-4178. <hal-03274109>

The Emergence of Anion−π Catalysis

Yingjie Zhao, Yoann Cotelle, Le Liu, Javier López-Andarias, Anna-Bea Bornhof, Masaaki Akamatsu, Naomi Sakai, Stefan Matile, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2018, 51, 2255-2263. <hal-03274541>

Chimeric Streptavidins as Host Proteins for Artificial Metalloenzymes

Michela Pellizzoni, Fabian Schwizer, Christopher Wood, Valerio Sabatino, Yoann Cotelle, Stefan Matile, Derek Woolfson, Thomas Ward, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 1476-1484. <hal-03274548>

Anion-π Catalysis of Diels-Alder Reactions

Le Liu, Yoann Cotelle, Anna-Bea Bornhof, Céline Besnard, Naomi Sakai, Stefan Matile, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2017, 56, 13066-13069. <hal-03278040>

Anion–π catalysis: bicyclic products with four contiguous stereogenic centers from otherwise elusive diastereospecific domino reactions on π-acidic surfaces

Le Liu, Yoann Cotelle, Juliane Klehr, Naomi Sakai, Thomas Ward, Stefan Matile, Chemical Science, 2017, 8, 3770-3774. <hal-03278044>

Asymmetric Anion−π Catalysis of Iminium/Nitroaldol Cascades To Form Cyclohexane Rings with Five Stereogenic Centers Directly on π-Acidic Surfaces

Le Liu, Yoann Cotelle, Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro, Naomi Sakai, Stefan Matile, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2016, 138, 7876-7879. <hal-03274557>