Prof. Janine Cossy

Prof. Janine Cossy
Professeur Emérite - Professor Emeritus
Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris - ESPCI Paris
Department C3M: "Molecular, Macromolecular and Material Chemistry"
Team CMC: "Molecular Chemistry and Catalysis"
10 rue Vauquelin 75005 Paris
janine.cossy@espci.fr

Areas of research interest and expertise

- New synthetic methods
- Metal-catalyzed cross-couplings (Fe, Co, Ni, Cu)
- Strained rings synthesis and reactivity
- Enantioselective rearrangements
- Synthesis of heterocycles using transition metal catalysts
- Synthesis of Fluorinated compounds
- Natural products synthesis
- Radical chemistry
- Photochemistry

Professional Career

- 1974-1976: PhD (Thèse de 3ème Cycle) at the University Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (supervisor: Prof. J. P. Pète)
- 1976-1979: PhD (Thèse d’Etat) at the University Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France (supervisor: Prof. J. P. Pète)
- 1980-1982: Postdoctoral Fellow (Natural product synthesis and ring-opening of cyclopropanes) University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA (Prof. B. M. Trost)
- 1976-1990: CNRS Research Assistant in Reims, France
- 10/1/1990: CNRS Director of Research in Reims, France
- Oct-1990: Full Professor at ESPCI ParisTech (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris), Paris, France.
- 1992-2013: Director of a CNRS Research Unity (UMR 7084)
- 2008-: Vice-President of Acanthe-Biotech

Awards and honours

- 1987:

  • CNRS Bronze Medal (France)

- 1991:

  • Kippling Lecturership – Nottingham (UK)
  • Langlois Award (France)

- 1996:

  • Jungfleish Award from Académie des Sciences (France)
  • CNRS Silver Medal (France)

- 1997:

  • Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite (France)

- 2000:

  • Novartis Lecturer, Charlosteville (USA)
  • Focus Grant Eli-Lilly (USA)

- 2001:

  • Boerhinger Lecturership, (USA)

- 2003:

  • Focus Grant Johnson and Johnson (USA)

- 2005:

  • UK Royal Society Rosalyn Francklin International Lecturership awarded to internationally recognized women scientists (UK)

- 2006:

  • Gambrinus Fellowship, Dortmund (Germany)
  • Langlois Award for research (France)

- 2008:

  • Abbott Lecturership, Notre-Dame (USA)
  • Eli-Lilly Lecturership Pittsburg (USA)
  • Novartis Lecturership, ETH Zurich (Switzerland).

- 2009:

  • Le Bel Award from the French Chemical Society (France)
  • JSPS fellow, Tokyo University of Sciences, Tokyo (Japan)
  • «Zasshikai Seminar» Lectureship, University of Tokyo (Japan)

- 2010:

  • 2010 RSC/SFC Joint Lecturership in the Chemical Sciences (UK), Royal Society Chemistry - European Lecturership in the Chemical Sciences
  • Astra-Zeneca Lectureship, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • BMS Lecturership, UPenn (USA)

- 2011:

  • ParisTech Award (France)
  • Boerhinger-Ingelheim Lecturership, Université de Laval, Laval (Canada)
  • Boerhinger-Ingelheim Lecturership, Université du Québec, Montréal (Canada)

- 2012:

  • H. C. Brown Lecturership, Purdue University (USA)

- 2013:

  • Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (France)

- 2014:

  • Felix Serratosa Lecturership, Barcelona (Spain)
  • GDCh-Bayer Pharma AG Lectureship, Wuppertal (Germany)

- 2015:

  • Eli Lilly Lecturership, Sevilla (Spain)
  • E. C. Taylor Senior Award (USA)
  • UR Ghatak Endowment Award (India)
  • Grant FET Open European’s Union Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme «Microflusa» (Partner)

- 2016:

  • The Susan P. & Barry M. Trost Lecture in Organic Synthesis (USA)
  • Tarrant Professorship, University of Florida (USA)
  • Marie Curie European Grant «Fluonovelty»

- 2017:

  • Lu Jiaxi Lecturership, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen (China)
  • Elected at the French Academy of Sciences (France)

- 2018:

  • Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Fundation (USA)
  • Promoted Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (France)
  • American Chemical Society Fellow (USA)
  • Award of Professor PC RAY Chair from the Indian National Science Academy (INSA, India)

- 2019:

  • IUPAC 2019 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Yangtze Award (Wuhan University, China)
  • Distinguished Novartis Lecturer in Organic Chemistry (Illinois, USA)

Scolarship

- 2003: Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Sciences, Tokyo (Japan)

- 2013: Visting Professor, University of Mexico, Mexico City (Mexico)

- 2015: Visiting Professor, ITT Mumbay (India)

- 2018: Visiting Professor, University of Hyderabad (India)

- 2019: Visiting Professor, Universitty of Tokyo (Japan)

Membership

- 2012: Nominated Member of Academia Europae
- 2018: Member of the French Academy of Sciences, France

Advisory Panels, Consultancies and Professional Services

- 1986 : Secretary of the 12th International Symposium of Heterocyclic Chemistry in Reims, France

- 1987-1989: Secretary of the Société Française de Chimie, Division Chimie Organique (SFC-DCO)

- 1996-2002: Elected at the ESPCI Administration Council

- 2000-2002: Member of the CNRS commission N°16

- 1998-2002: Vice-President of the Société Française de Chimie, Division Chimie Organique (SFC-DCO)

- 2003-2005: Member of the Administration Council of Archemis

- 2003-2007: President of the Société Française de Chimie-Division Chimie Organique (SFC-DCO)

- 2006-2009: Elected Titular Member of the IUPAC (Titular Member of the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division III and Member of the COCI)

- 2010-2015: Fellow of the IUPAC

- 2007-2014: Member of the COPIL of the RTRA Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Paris (France)

- 2009-2012: Representative Member of the Professors of the City of Paris, Paris (France)

- 2009-2013: Member of the Direction Committee at ESPCI ParisTech, Paris (France)

- 2012- 2013: Member of the Nominating Committee for Division Members and Officers of the IUPAC

- 2010-2014: Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee of CNRS

- 2011-2015: Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee of ENSCP ParisTech

- 2012-2014: Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee of PSL*

- 2012- : Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee of CP2 UP (University of Poitiers, France)

- 2012- : Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee of the Max-Planck Institute in Mulheim (Germany)

- 2013-2015 : Member of the Program Committee 47th IUPAC WCC & 50th GA Paris 2019

- 2013- 2015: Member of the Committee for the award of the Société Chimique de France

- 2014- : Member of the Chem 21 (Manchester, UK)

- 2014- : Member of the Scientific Committee of the Chemistry Department of the Institut Pasteur in Paris (France)

- 2014- : Member of the Scientific Committee of PCAS (France)

- Since 2015: European Advisory Board Member of ECHONET

- 2016 : Chair of the BOSS XV, Antwerp (Belgium)

- 2016- : Member of the Scientific Committee of Novacap (France)

- 2017 : Nominated Member of the Scientific Committee, University of Groningen (The Netherland)

- 2017- 2023: Member of the Janssen Pharmaceutica Prize for Creativity in Organic Synthesis

- 2018 : Member of the Scientific Committee of DEMETA

- 2018 : Nominated Member of the Conseil d’Orientation Scientifique of Toulouse University (JP Vinel, President)

- 2018 : Member of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd International Conference Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Synthetic Biology, Noisy Le Grand (France)

- 2018 : Organizer of the Symposium « Organometallic Chemistry, COMET » ESPCI Paris, Paris

- 2018 : Nominated Chair of the Burgenstock for 2020 and postponed in 2022 (Switzerland)

- 2019 : Member of the the scientific committee Photoelectro, Manchester (UK)

- 2019 : Advisory board of director at NSJ Prayog life sciences Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad (India)

- 2019 : Co-organizer of the C7.2 session: Homogeneous catalysis, IUPAC, Paris, 2019

Consulting Activity

- 1995-2001: Rhône-Poulenc and then Rhodia (France)
- 2003-2005: Archemis (France)
- 1996-2003: L’Oréal (France)
- 2009-2013: Merck-Serono (Switzeland)
- 2011-2015: Servier

Editorial Activities and Advisory Boards

  • Associate Editor
    • 1990-1997: Bulletin de la Société Chimique de France
    • 2005-2018: Organic Letters
    • 2009- : Arkivoc
  • Editor of books
    • 2004:
      • SOS, Vol 26, Thieme
      • COFGT II, Vol 1, Elsevier
    • 2007: CHEC III, Vol 11, Elsevier
    • 2009: «Metathesis reactions: a milestone in natural product synthesis », Wiley
    • 2012:
      • «Modern tools for the synthesis of complex bioactive molecules» Wiley
      • Chirality, Volume title: Biological significance - Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical Section: Drug Discovery(/MedChem), Elsevier
    • 2014:
      • «Oxygenated heterocyclic compounds», Vol 1, Springer
      • «Oxygenated heterocyclic compounds», Vol 2, Springer
    • 2016: Grignard reagents and transition metal catalysts. Formation of C-C bonds by cross-coupling, De Gruyter
    • 2018: CHEC IV, Elsevier in preparation
    • 2021: Comprehensive Chirality, Second Edition, Second Edition

Setting-up of two companies
- 2003: CDP-Innovation (with Dr J. R. Desmurs and Dr J. M. Paris)
- 2008: Acanthe-Biotech (with Dr Léna Edelman)

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