Christophe Len received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Picardie‐Jules Verne (UPJV) in Amiens, France, under the supervision of Professor P. Villa in the field of carbohydrate chemistry. In 1996, he joined Dr. G. Mackenzie’s group at the University of Hull, Yorkshire, UK, as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the synthesis of nucleoside analogues. In 1997, he became a Maitre de Conferences at the Laboratoire des Glucides of UPJV and worked on the chemistry of antiviral nucleoside analogues specializing in those with novel glycine systems. In 2003, he received his Habilitation degree and was promoted to a Full Professor, in 2004, at the University of Poitiers, Poitiers, France. For 2008, he had a secondment to the University of Compiegne (UTC), Compiegne, France, as a Head of Organic Chemistry, and he was the Research Director of the Ecole Superieure de Chimie Organique et Minerale (ESCOM) (France). In 2010, Len became a Full Professor at UTC. His current main research interests are in the total synthesis of natural products and bioactive molecules and green chemistry, which include carbohydrates, and catalysis in aqueous solution. Len has published over 74 research papers, 1 patent, and 2 chapters.
Biography Updated on 27 January 2014