Pierre-Alexandre Driguez – Sanofi-Aventis SA (France)
Pierre-Alexandre Driguez received a Ph.D. from the University of Lyon in 1993 after working on the synthesis of Neuraminidase inhibitors, under the supervision of Professor Alain Doutheau. He then obtained a post-doctoral fellowship from the University of Alberta to work on the synthesis of bacterial antigenic carbohydrates with Professor David R. Bundle (Edmonton, Canada) from 1993 to 1994. In 1995 he joined the Haemobiology Research Department at Sanofi (Toulouse, France) as a Laboratory Head, to work on synthetic heparin mimetics. He then moved to Paris in 2011 as a Scientific coordinator, then became Business coordinator in 2014 for Sanofi projects dealing with carbohydrates. In 2016 he was promoted as head of a group dedicated to the development of new platforms for Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient sustained-release and the design and synthesis of complex carbohydrate-based Drugs and Vaccines.