Nicolas Blanchard was born in 1974 and studied chemistry at Paris 6 university and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the J. Cossy’s laboratory in 2000. After postdoctoral studies with J.F. Nomant (Paris 6 University) and W. Roush (Michigan University), he joined the CNRS as Chargé de Recherche in 2002 and became Directeur de Recherche in 2013. He is the head of the « Biomolecules, Synthesis and Methods » (BSM) team within the « Laboratoire d’innovation moléculaire et Application » (LIMA) (CNRS-Université de Haute-Alsace and Université de Strasbourg). Nicolas received the « Advanced researcher award » of the French Chemical Society (2016), the » Syngenta Chemistry Lectureship » (2015), the « Guy Ourisson Award » (2014) and the « Bronze medal of the CNRS » (2012).