Fabien B.L. Cougnon, PhD

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 post-doc 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

2015 – 2020

Research Group Leader (Principal Investigator)
University of Geneva, Switzerland

2013 – 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. Elizabeth Nolan
MIT, USA

2011 – 2012

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


Education

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

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

Contact

Dr. Fabien B.L. Cougnon
Associate Professor in Synthetic Nanochemistry
Department of Chemistry & Nanoscience Centre
University of Jyväskylä, FI-40014 Jyväskylä, Finland
Office: YN 314.2
Phone: +353 87 364 2254
Email: fabien.b.l.cougnon@jyu.fi