42nd IUPAC Council Meeting
Nominee for Bureau
J. Moreau (France)
Nicole J. Moreau
Prof. Moreau successfully designed the first purification, using affinity
chromatography, of enzymes that inactivate aminoglycoside antibiotics.
Her research is at the interface of chemistry and life sciences, and
she continues to study the mode of action of antibiotics and the way
bacteria can resist them.
Education and Career
Prof. Moreau received an M.S. in physical chemistry from the
University of Paris (Sorbonne). She obtained a doctorate in physical
sciences (chemistry distinction) in 1967 from Orsay University. In 1972,
Moreau joined the chemistry laboratory of Prof. Le Goffic at Ecole Normale
Supérieure in Paris, where she worked until 1993. In 1973, she
was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. J. S. Pitton at the
Medical Microbiology Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Prof. Moreau
began service with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
(CNRS) in 1962, where she was directeur de recherche from 1979 to 1992.
She has been a full professor at University Paris 6 (Pierre and Marie
Curie) since 1993. She also has been a professor at the Laboratory of
Molecular Research on Antibiotics of the University Paris 6 since 1994.
Prof. Moreau has served as vice president of the French National
Committee for Chemistry (IUPAC NAO) since 1994 and as a member of the
French National Committee of Chemistry Delegation at IUPAC since 1995.
Related Professional Activities
Moreau has held a number of leadership positions with leading
chemistry institutions: Chargé de Mission, ministère de
la rechercheAdjoint du chef du département "Médicaments"
(198489); secretary (198997) and president (199799)
of EUCHEM (European Chemistry); president of GESA (Study Group of Structure-Activity
Relationships, 1990); Chargé de Mission, Department of Chemical
SciencesCNRS (199397); secretary of the Maison de la Chimie
Foundation International Prize (1994present); directeur Scientifique
Adjoint, Department of Chemical SciencesCNRS (1998present).
In addition, she is a long-time member of the French Chemical Society,
French Microbiology Society, and the French Biochemistry and Molecular
Moreau was awarded the Prix de lAcadémie de Pharmacie,
Paris, in 1974, and the Chevalier de lOrdre National du Mérite,
awarded by the State Department of Research, in 2002.
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