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Phila Raharivelomanana


Ph.D. in Molecular Chemistry presented, the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France, 1992

Current position

Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of French Polynesia (UPF), Papeete, Tahiti


  1. Martin, N. J., Ferreiro, S. F., Barbault, F., Nicolas, M., Lecellier, G., Paetz, C., Gaysinski, M., Alonso, E., Thomas, O. P., Botana, L. M. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2015). Indole alkaloids from the Marquesan plant Rauvolfia nukuhivensis and their effects on ion channels. Phytochemistry 109: 84-95.
  2. Girardi, C., Butaud, J. F., Ollier, C., Ingert, N., Weniger, B., Raharivelomanana, P. and Moretti, C. (2015). Herbal medicine in the Marquesas Islands. J Ethnopharmacol 161: 200-213.
  3. Ho, R., Teai, T., Meybeck, A. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2015). UV-protective effects of phytoecdysteroids from Microsorum grossum extracts on human dermal fibroblasts. Nat Prod Commun 10(1): 33-36.
  4. Leguillier, T., Lecso-Bornet, M., Lemus, C., Rousseau-Ralliard, D., Lebouvier, N., Hnawia, E., Nour, M., Aalbersberg, W., Ghazi, K., Raharivelomanana, P. and Rat, P. (2015). The Wound Healing and Antibacterial Activity of Five Ethnomedical Calophyllum inophyllum Oils: An Alternative Therapeutic Strategy to Treat Infected Wounds. PLoS One 10(9): e0138602.
  5. Ludwiczuk, A., Raharivelomanana, P., Pham, A., Bianchini, J.-P. and Asakawa, Y. (2014). Chemical variability of the Tahitian Marchantia hexaptera Reich. Phytochemistry Letters 10: xcix-ciii.
  6. Ingert, N., Bombarda, I., Herbette, G., Faure, R., Moretti, C. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2013). Oleodaphnoic acid and coriaceol, two new natural products from the stem bark of Wikstroemia coriacea. Molecules 18(3): 2988-2996.
  7. Brunschwig, C., Senger-Emonnot, P., Aubanel, M.-L., Pierrat, A., George, G., Rochard, S. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2012). Odor-active compounds of Tahitian vanilla flavor. Food Research International 46(1): 148-157.
  8. Ho, R., Girault, J. P., Raharivelomanana, P. and Lafont, R. (2012). E- and Z-isomers of new phytoecdysteroid conjugates from French Polynesian Microsorum membranifolium (Polypodiaceae) fronds. Molecules 17(10): 11598-11606.
  9. Ingert, N., Bombarda, I., Herbette, G., Faure, R., Moretti, C. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2012). Multidisciplinary assessment of Wikstroemia endemic species (Thymelaeaceae) of Eastern Polynesia. Pharmaceutical Biology 50(5): 664-664.
  10. Raharivelomanana, P., Brunschwig, C., Senger-Emonnot, P., Aubanel, M., Pierrat, A., George, G. and Rochard, S. (2012). Biodiversity of Tahitian vanilla highlighted by its sensory properties. Planta Medica 78(11): PA2.
  11. Ho, R., Violette, A., Cressend, D., Raharivelomanana, P., Carrupt, P. A. and Hostettmann, K. (2012). Antioxidant potential and radical-scavenging effects of flavonoids from the leaves of Psidium cattleianum grown in French Polynesia. Nat Prod Res 26(3): 274-277.
  12. Martin, N. J., Prado, S., Lecellier, G., Thomas, O. P. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2012). Nukuhivensiums, indolo[2,3-a]quinoliziniums from the Marquesan plant Rauvolfia nukuhivensis. Molecules 17(10): 12015-12022.
  13. Ho, R., Ciclet, O., Zaied, A. B., Raharivelomanana, P. and Cuendet, M. (2010). Anthraquinones with potent quinone reductase-inducing activity from the stem bark of Morinda citrifolia (Rubiaceae). Planta Medica 76(12): P107.
  14. Ingert, N., Lindauer, T., Bombarda, I., Bianchini, J., Moretti, C. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2010). Bioprospection of endemic species from Marquesas archipelago. Planta Medica 76(12): 1208-1208.
  15. Leu, T., Raharivelomanana, P., Soulet, S., Bianchini, J. P., Herbette, G. and Faure, R. (2009). New tricyclic and tetracyclic pyranocoumarins with an unprecedented C-4 substituent. Structure elucidation of tamanolide, tamanolide D and tamanolide P from Calophyllum inophyllum of French Polynesia. Magn Reson Chem 47(11): 989-993.
  16. Ho, R., Marsousi, N., Eugster, P., Bianchini, J. P. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2009). Detection by UPLC/ESI-TOF-MS of alkaloids in three Lycopodiaceae species from French Polynesia and their anticholinesterase activity. Nat Prod Commun 4(10): 1349-1352.
  17. Brunschwig, C., Lepers-Andrzejewski, S., Collard, F., Bianchini, J., Dron, M. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2009). Multi-disciplinary approach of Tahitian vanilla biodiversity assessment. Planta Medica 75(09): SL14.
  18. Ludwiczuk, A., Komala, I., Pham, A., Bianchini, J. P., Raharivelomanana, P. and Asakawa, Y. (2009). Volatile components from selected Tahitian liverworts. Nat Prod Commun 4(10): 1387-1392.
  19. Leu, T., Soulet, S., Herbette, G., Faure, R., Bianchini, J., Meijer, L. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2009). Elastase inhibitors and cancer preventive potential agents from Calophyllum inophyllum (L.) grown in French Polynesia. Planta Medica 75(09): PE20.
  20. Brunschwig, C., Collard, F. X., Bianchini, J. P. and Raharivelomanana, P. (2009). Evaluation of chemical variability of cured vanilla beans (Vanilla tahitensis and Vanilla planifolia). Nat Prod Commun 4(10): 1393-1400.
  21. Ho, R., Girault, J. P., Cousteau, P. Y., Bianchini, J. P., Raharivelomanana, P. and Lafont, R. (2008). Isolation of a new class of ecdysteroid conjugates (glucosyl-ferulates) using a combination of liquid chromatographic methods. J Chromatogr Sci 46(2): 102-110.
  22. Butaud, J.-F., Raharivelomanana, P., Bianchini, J.-P. and Gaydou, E. (2008). Santalum insulare acetylenic fatty acid seed oils: comparison within the Santalum genus. Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society 85(4): 353-356.
Protocols by Phila Raharivelomanana
  1. Isolation and Characterization Procedure for Indole Alkaloids from the Marquesan Plant Rauvolfia Nukuhivensis