Bernard Pirotte

Université de Liège, Belgium

Bernard Pirotte was born in Verviers, Belgium, in 1959. Pharmacist by education (Université de Liège, Belgium, 1981), he received the Ph.D. degree in 1989 (the Ph.D. thesis is in medicinal chemistry, “Pharmaceutical sciences: design, synthesis and evaluation of original bacterial serine enzyme inhibitors” and the Agrégation de l’Enseignement Supérieur degree in 2001 from the same university, subject of the thesis: “Benzo- and pyridothiadiazine dioxides in medicinal chemistry: design, synthesis and pharmacological evaluation.” He worked as a Researcher of the F.N.R.S., Belgium, between 1990 and 2002 and became a Professor at the University of Liège in 2002 (Professor in medicinal chemistry). Presently, his main fields of interest in medicinal chemistry are the design and synthesis of new potassium channel modulators and original positive allosteric modulators of AMPA receptors belonging to benzo-, pyrido-, and thienothiadiazine dioxides.

Biography Updated on 22 September 2009

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