Pr. Philippe Compain
Equipe de Synthèse Organique et Molécules Bioactives
Laboratoire d'Innovation Moléculaire et Applications (UMR 7042)
ECPM - CNRS, Université de Strasbourg, Université de Haute Alsace
67087 Strasbourg
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Pr. Philippe Compain was born in Savigny-sur-Orge, 20 km south of Paris (France). He received his Engineer degree in chemistry at CPE Lyon. In 1998, he was awarded the Dina Surdin Prize from French Chemical Society for his Ph. D research on the synthesis of spiro alkaloids by way of 1,2-chirality transfer (group of Prof. J. Goré, University of Lyon I). After a postdoctoral stay at Montreal with Prof. S. Hanessian on hetero Diels-Alder reactions, he was appointed Chargé de Recherche (researcher) at CNRS in the group of Prof. O. R. Martin at the Institute of Organic and Analytical Chemistry in Orléans. In 2008, he accepted a full professorship at the University of Strasbourg. He is now Professor of Organic Chemistry in this University and at the European Engineering School of Chemistry, Polymers and Material Science (ECPM) where he heads the laboratory of Organic Synthesis and Bioactive Compounds (SYBIO). His research interests span from the development of new synthetic methodologies to the synthesis of carbohydrate mimics (mainly iminosugars) of therapeutic interest. He is co-editor of a book untitled Iminosugars: from synthesis to therapeutic applications (Wiley-VCH). In 2010, Pr. Compain has been made Junior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2016. In 2019, he was elected Vice-President of the “Groupe Français des Glycosciences” (the French network in Glycosciences), and finally President in 2023.