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Nathan Renier


I graduated from the Faculty of Science at ULB as a chemist in the field of supramolecular chemistry. I am currently pursuing a PhD in the EMNS laboratory at the Ecole polytechnique de Bruxelles and have obtained a FRIA grant.

Research interests

I Study the Cu+ transmembrane transport properties of synthetic molecules designed by biomimicry. The objective is to develop methods of detection for Cu+ transport and efficient transporters. These molecules could have potential applications for the treatments of Cu+ related diseases such as Wilson and Menkes diseases.

See the thematic Ion transport across lipid bilayers

Key publications

Calix[6]arenes with halogen bond donor groups as selective and efficient anion transporters
Singh A., Torres Huerta A., Vanderlinden T., Renier N., Martínez-Crespo L., Tumanov N., Wouters J., Bartik K., Jabin I. & Valkenier H., Chem. Commun. 58, 6252-6258 (2022). OA

Transmembrane transport of copper(I) by imidazole-functionalised calix[4]arenes
Renier N., Reinaud O., Jabin I. & Valkenier H., Chem. Commun. 56, 8206-8209 (2020). Download pre-print.


I am an assistant (handling labs and exercises) for the course of Organic Chemistry taught to MA1 students in the Chemical and Materials Engineering Master degree of the Bruface program.

Updated on September 9, 2022