Interview with Tatiana Besset

This Young Career Focus presents Tatiana Besset (INSA Rouen, France).

Tatiana Besset obtained her PhD in chemistry (2009) at Grenoble University (France). She then moved to the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster (Germany) as a postdoctoral fellow in the Glorius group. In 2011, she joined the Reek group at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) for another postdoc in collaboration with the Eastman company. Since 2012, she has been a CNRS Associate Researcher in the “Fluorinated Biomolecules Synthesis” group in Rouen, France. In 2017, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant. In 2018, she defended her habilitation, received the CNRS Bronze medal and the “J.-P. Sauvage” prize (SCF). Her research involves the design of new transformations involving transition-metal catalysis (C–H bond activation) and the development of new strategies in organofluorine chemistry.

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