Mieczyslaw Makosza (Wroclaw, Poland)
Mieczysław Mąkosza, born in 1934 in Poland, received his M.Sc. from the University of Leningrad, USSR, in 1956, his Ph.D. in 1963 from the Technical University, Warsaw, and his D.Sc. (habilitation) in 1967. From 1979 till retirement in 2004 he was Director of the Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw. He is a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, German Academy Leopoldina, Academia Europaea, doctor honoris causa universities in the United States, Russia, France and Poland, the recipient of numerous awards (Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, State Prize, etc.), Visiting Professor in France, Germany, Spain, and the United States and member of advisory and editorial boards of many journals. His main scientific interests include the methodology of organic synthesis, phase-transfer catalysis, reactions of carbanions and halocarbenes in two-phase systems, and nucleophilic aromatic substitution of hydrogen in nitroarenes and heterocycles.
Sébastien Goeb (Angers, France)
Sébastien Goeb (b. 1979 in France) studied chemistry at the University of Strasbourg (France) and obtained his PhD degree in Organic Chemistry in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. R. Ziessel. Then, he realized a one year postdoctoral fellow with Prof. F. N. Castellano at the University of Bowling Green (USA) and joined the CNRS in 2008 as Research Associate in the laboratory MOLTECH-Anjou (Angers, France). He was awarded an ANR JCJC young researcher grant by the French national research agency in 2014. His research interests focus on the design, the synthesis and the characterization of photo- and/or redox-active supramolecular discrete architectures.
Thierry Olievier (Canada)
Born in Brussels, Thierry Ollevier obtained his B.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1997) at the Université de Namur, Belgium, and was postdoctorate fellow at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium under Istvan E. Markó (1997), NATO postdoctorate fellow at Stanford University under Barry M. Trost (1998–2000), then postdoctorate fellow at the Université de Montréal under André B. Charette (2000–2001). After an Assistant Professor appointment (2001) at Université Laval, he became Associate (2006) and is currently Full Professor. Current research in his group aims at designing novel catalysts, developing catalytic reactions and applying these methods to chemical synthesis. He is active in the areas of Lewis acids, asymmetric catalysis, and synthetic green chemistry. He has served as an Associate editor of RSC Advances and admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2016).
Khaled Mesbakh (Constantina, Algeria)
After obtaining my doctorate in phytochemistry from the university of reims in 1997, I was appointed to the Saidal (pharmaceutical industry), as well as director of quality control and devellopement from 1998-2009. In 2010. I was appointed assitant professor at Constantine University, my work focuses on two axes. phytochemistry, which consists of the identification of the secondary metabolites of the endemic species of the fabaceae family, and As regards synthesis, we have focused on the synthesis of therapeutic polyheterocyclic molecules.
Sergii Rudiuk (Paris, France)
Sergii Rudiuk graduated in 2005 from Chemistry Department of Kiev Taras Shevchenko University in Ukraine where he performed his master research under the supervision of Prof. Zoia Voitenko. He greatly benefited from the established research collaborations between Kiev and Toulouse by getting prestigious Marie Curie PhD Fellowship and performing his PhD studies in Toulouse Paul Sabatier University (France) under the supervision of Dr. Isabelle Rico-Lattes. After defending his PhD thesis in 2009 he performed several research internships and postdoctoral stays in Japan, Germany and France, where he acquired a strong background in soft matter, molecular biology and nanobiotechnology. In 2013 Sergii Rudiuk obtained permanent CNRS position in the Chemistry Department of Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, and is continuing performing interdisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry, physics and biology. His present research interests focus mainly on DNA-protein conjugates, DNA nanotechnology and development of new methods for Atomic Force Microscopy.