Marc Gingras was born in St Jé rô me, QC, Canada in 1962. He obtained his undergraduate degree in chemistry, and he got his B.S. degree from the University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada in 1984, after some research trainings with Professor Pierre Deslongchamps and at Merck Frosst Canada Ltd., Kirkland, QC, Canada. From 1985 to 1989, he completed his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry (organometallic chemistry of the main group elements) at McGill University in Montréal, under the guidance of Professor T.H. Chan and Professor David N. Harpp. In 1989, he served with the team of Professor Edwin Vedejs as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow (Canadian scholarship) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wis, USA for about 3 years (synthetic methods). He also completed a short postdoctoral stay at Cornell University under the guidance of Professor Jean Fréchet. In 1992, Gingras finished a postdoctoral year in chemical biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Professor Laura L. Kiessling (polyglycomers, metathesis polymerization, glycochemistry). He is a recipient of a prestigious French scholarship (SSHN – high-level scientific guest). Gingras also joined the Laboratory of Supramolecular Chemistry at Strasbourg under the guidance of Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (1993–1995). He earned a faculty position at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. In 1999, he came back to France and was appointed at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis in France until 2007. He then moved to CNRS Laboratory, Interdisciplinary Center on Nanoscience of Marseille, Marseille, France, where he currently works. At present, he is the President of the Chemistry Department at Aix-Marseille University, and he has been promoted to the position of Full Professor in 2010 (1st class). His current interests include synthetic methodologies, chirality, sulfur chemistry, advanced organic materials, dendrimers (degradable dendrimers), modern polyaromatic chemistry (macromolecules, helicenes), supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, lectin-carbohydrate interactions, drug delivery, nanomedicine, and nanosciences in general. He is the coauthor of numerous research articles, reviews, book chapters, and patents.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2010