COBRA also backs the Labex SynOrg. Health and the underlying understanding of how living organisms work are key issues for our society, for which chemistry and organic synthesis remain the cornerstone. The field of health still needs to be explored, especially research into new molecules to find future medicines. Research into new tools to define and understand biological mechanisms is also at the heart of the concerns of the scientific community.
In this highly competitive international context, SynOrg is backed by Normandy University, Centre Val de Loire University and the CNRS, and revolves around a group of 4 organic synthesis laboratories (LCMT-Caen, COBRA-Rouen, ICOA-Orléans et IMT-Tours). This group represents academic research in Europe’s number one region for pharmaceutical development and production. SynOrg is also supported by Cosmetic valley.
The COBRA laboratory is a mixed research unit (UMR-6014) combining the CNRS, INSA Rouen and the University of Rouen. It is located at the IRCOF (Institute of Fine Organic Chemistry Research) at the University of Rouen, in Mont Saint Aignan. One of the major assets of the laboratory is the fact that it develops its research activities in both Organic Synthesis and Analytical Chemistry. It has exceptional technical support facilities (C2I Orga) with state of the art equipment for the latest innovative methods. COBRA has recognized expertise in heterocyclic, organometallic, fluorine, bioorganic and analytical chemistry. The research touches the domains of pharmaceuticals, medical imaging, cosmetics, food processing, the environment and energy. Our Missions : Discover new concepts, innovative methodologies of synthesis and new structures, analyze structures and mechanisms, develop the interaction between chemistry and biosciences, contribute to the transfer of expertise to industry, train quality professionals through research.