Patrick Couvreur#


Patrick Couvreur
Membership Number:5986
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:CLINICAL & VETERINARY SCIENCE
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE
Homepage(s):https://www.academie-sciences.fr/fr/Liste-des-membres-de-l-Academie-des-sciences-/-C/patrick-couvreur.html
ORCID:0000-0001-7961-5443




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since September 2019 Emeritus Professor, Université Paris-Saclay (France)
  • 1984 - 2019 Full Professor of Pharmacy, Université Paris-Sud, and Université Paris-Saclay (France)
  • 2009 - 2010 Professor at the « Collège de France », holder of the chair of “Innovation Technologique Liliane Bettencourt”( France)
  • 1978 - 1983 Associate Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)
  • 1976 - 1977 Akademische Gast (Post-doctoral research position), Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich (ETH) (Switzerland)
  • 1972 - 1975 PhD student fellow (IRSIA) at Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Neurological diseases
  • Nanomedicine
  • Drug delivery
  • Conjugate chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Oncology
  • Pharmaceutical technology

Honours and Awards
  • 1981 Winner of the « Prix des Assurances Générales de France»
  • 1983 «Alvarenga Prize » of the «Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique»
  • 1984 - 1989 Winner of the «Prix Quinquennal des Sciences Pharmaceutiques et Thérapeutiques» of the « Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique»
  • 1990 winner of the «Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research» of the «Controlled Release Society» (Reno, USA)
  • 1996 «Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 1996» award of the Fédération Internationale Pharmaceutique (FIP) (Jérusalem, 1996)
  • 1998 Foreign member of the l'Académie Royale de Médecine (Belgique)
  • 1998 Glaxo Wellcome International Achievement Award
  • 1999 « Prix de l’Innovation et du Transfert de Technologie » given by «Paris Ile-de-de France-Capitale Economique» for the creation of the «start-up» BIOALLIANCE
  • 2001 Member of the "Académie nationale de Pharmacie" (France)
  • 2003 «Barré Award» of the University of Montréal
  • Winner of the “2004 Pharmaceutical Sciences World Congress Award” (Kyoto, Japon)
  • 2005 Member of the l'Académie des Technologies (France)
  • September 2007 “Host Madsen Medal”, the most prestigious award in pharmaceutical sciences, given by the International Federation of Pharmacy in Beijing (China)
  • «Grand Prix de l’Innovation » de « L’USINE NOUVELLE»
  • April 2008 Winner of the “Marie-Maurice Janot Award lecture” given at the 6th World Congress of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics in Barcelona (Spain)
  • 2009 Prix Galien (Paris)
  • 2011 European Pharmaceutical Scientist Award
  • 2012 Médaille de l’Innovation du CNRS
  • 2013 European Inventor Award (Office Européen des Brevets)
  • 2013 Foreign member of the "Real Academia National de Farmacia" (Spain)
  • 2013 Foreign Member of the National Academy of Medicine (USA)
  • 2014 Member of the French "Académie des Sciences" (France)
  • 2015 Foreign member of the National Academy of Engineering (USA)
  • Principal Investigator of an ERC Advanced Grant (TERNANOMED)
  • Principal Investigator of an ERC Proof of Concept Grant (SQUALAC)
  • 2016 The T. & A. Higuchi Memorial Lectureship Award 2016 (Academy of Japan)
  • 2018 Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Ghent (Belgium)
  • 2017 Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur
  • 2019 Elected as a Fellow of the Controlled Release Society (USA)
  • 2019 Controlled Release Society (USA), Special Honoree
  • 2019 Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience International Conference (ANNIC) Scientific Award
  • 2019 Grand Prix Joseph-Achille Le Bel
  • 2020 Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Montréal (Canada)

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