Laurent Vial studied at the University of Lyon, France, and then obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, in 2003 under the supervision of Professor Jérôme Lacour, exploring the use of chiral salts in asymmetric chemistry. Between 2004 and 2006, he was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Laboratory of Professor Jeremy Sanders and Dr. Sijbren Otto, University of Cambridge, UK, working in the field of dynamic combinatorial chemistry. Since 2006, he has been a CNRS Research Scientist, first at the Department of Molecular Chemistry, University of Grenoble and then at the Institute of Biomolecules Max Mousseron, University of Montpellier, France. His research interests focus on the design of synthetic receptors for biologically relevant molecules and on their application as sensors or therapeutic agents. He joined the New Journal of Chemistry team as an Assistant Editor in November 2010. He is also a University of Montpellier Teaching Associate.
Biography Updated on 30 October 2012