Fabien B. L. Cougnon, PhD

Associate Professor in Synthetic Nanochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience Centre
University of Jyväskylä, FI-40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
Office: YO 402 | Phone: +358 50 477 0940 | Email

Jyväskylän yliopisto 2023. Fabien Cougnon, synteettisen nanokemian apulaisprofessori, nanotiede, matemaattis-luonnontieteellinen tiedekunta Associate Professor of Synthetic Nanochemistry, nanoscience, Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Fabien Cougnon is an Associate Professor in Synthetic Nanochemistry at the Nanoscience Centre & the Department of Chemistry at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. He graduated from the University of Strasbourg (France) in 2006. He obtained a PhD in organic chemistry, specializing in supramolecular chemistry, from the University of Cambridge (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Jeremy K.M. Sanders. For his work on the dynamic combinatorial synthesis of unconventional donor-acceptor catenanes, he was awarded an EPSRC doctoral prize, which funded a nine-month postdoc in the group of Prof. David A. Leigh at the University of Edinburgh (UK). He then moved to the group of Prof. Elizabeth M. Nolan at MIT (USA) to investigate the role of antimicrobial peptides (humans defensins) in the chemistry underlying the human innate immune response. In December 2015, he started his independent career at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) with the support of an Ambizione fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. He moved to Jyväskylä in 2021.

Employment history

2021 – present | Associate Professor in Synthetic Nanochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience Centre
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

2021 | Lecturer in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland

2015 – 2020 | Research Group Leader (Principal Investigator)
University of Geneva, Switzerland

2013 – 2015 | Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Elizabeth Nolan

2012 | Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. David Leigh
University of Edinburgh, UK


2011 | PhD in Chemistry with Prof. Jeremy Sanders
University of Cambridge, UK

2006 | MSc in Chemistry
University of Strasbourg, France

2003 | BSc in Chemistry
University of Marseilles, France

Selected awards & grants

2022 | Academy of Finland grant (Project NanoPuzzle)
2022 | ERC Consolidator grant (Project ProteoKnot)
2019 | JSP fellowship to attend the Bürgenstock conference, Switzerland
2015 | SNSF Ambizione fellowship
2012 | EPSRC doctoral prize
2010 | Senior Scholarship for first class research work awarded by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, UK