Professor Janine Cossy
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
10, rue Vauquelin
75231 Paris Cedex 05
Janine Cossy’s early career was spent in Reims, where she did her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University focusing on photochemistry under the supervision of Professor Jean Pierre Pète. After a postdoctoral stay with Professor Barry Trost, for two years at the University of Wisconsin (USA), she returned to Reims where in 1990 she became Director of Research of CNRS. In the same year, she moved to Paris to become Professor of Organic Chemistry at the ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris) and, in 1991, she was nominated Director of the CNRS Unit (UMR 7084) at the ESPCI ParisTech. Janine Cossy's research interests focus on the development of synthetic methods as well as the synthesis of natural products and biologically active molecules (anti-cancer agents, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents and central nervous system drugs). The synthetic methods that she develops include radical reactions, photochemistry, thermal reactions, organometallic reactions, catalysis, ring expansions, opening of strained rings, methods for the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds and stereoselective reactions. Her research efforts have resulted in more than 380 publications and 13 patents.
In addition to being a Series Editor for Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Janine Cossy is currently on the international advisory boards of numerous journals, and is an associate editor of Organic Letters since 2005.
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