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American Chemical Society names Sébastien Lecommandoux as the new editor-in-chief of Biomacromolecules -

The Publications Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has named Dr. Sébastien Lecommandoux of the University of Bordeaux, France, as the new editor-in-chief of Biomacromolecules. Founded in 2000, Biomacromolecules is a leading forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research at the interface of polymer science and biology.

Dr. Lecommandoux is full professor at the University of Bordeaux. He is director of the Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques (LCPO-CNRS) and is leading the group Polymer Self-Assembly & Life Sciences. Dr. Lecommandoux brings a wealth of knowledge of the editorial process to Biomacromolecules. Since 2013, he has been associate editor of Biomacromolecules, and he currently serves on the editorial advisory boards of Bioconjugate Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Biomaterials Science and Polymers.

Lecommandoux’s research focuses include polypeptide and polysaccharide-based block copolymer self-assembly, the design of polymersomes for drug delivery and theranostics, as well as biomimetic approaches toward design of synthetic viruses and artificial cells. He has pioneered the design of smart polymer self-assemblies, especially controlling the conformation of polypeptides. He

developed stimuli-responsive polymer vesicles as efficient nanocarriers presenting multivalent interactions with biological receptors. Recently, he tackled a new challenge consisting of the bottom-up design of functional synthetic cells from compartmentalized polymer structures, combining multi-component and multi-scale self-assembly of biologically inspired building blocks.

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