Didier Stien, a holder of a Ph.D. degree, is a Team Leader at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles of le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where he currently holds a Full-Time Research Scientist position. He is also a Member of the Steering Committee in Labex in the Central Eastern Business Association (CEBA), which aims at promoting innovation in research on the Amazonian biodiversity. Dr. Stien research interests focus upon the discovery of natural products and their exploitation in medicine, agriculture, and other human activities. He has completed a number of studies of the traditional remedies in the Amazon with a specific focus on their antiparasitic effect. He also works at understanding interspecific interactions in the ecosystems and valorising the natural products involved in symbioses. He is a recipient of the Association Francophone pour lÁEnseignement et la Recherche en Pharmacognosie (AFERP). He has some expertise in natural product research, analytical chemistry, chemical ecology, pharmacognosy, and total synthesis.
Biography Updated on 14 October 2013