Christian G. Bochet
Tel. +4126 – 300 8758
Fax +4126 – 300 9738

Christian Bochet was born in 1968 in Den Haag (Netherlands). After attending schools in Paris (France) and Geneva (Switzerland), he started studying chemistry in 1987 at the University of Geneva. He got a BS degree in 1990, and a MS in 1991 in inorganic chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Alan Williams. He then joined the group of the late Prof. Wolfgang Oppolzer, and received a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1996, focusing on total synthesis of alkaloids. From 1996 to 1998, he was a postdoctoral associate at Stanford University (California) with Prof. Barry M. Trost, where he worked on transition metal catalysis applied to the synthesis of natural products. In 1998, he returned to the University of Geneva as Maître-Assistant, where he set up an independent research group in organic photochemistry. In 2002, he was awarded a SNF-professorship by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and moved to the University of Fribourg, where he became full professor in 2006. His current interests include reagent-controlled selective reactions, total synthesis of natural products and organic photochemistry. When not doing chemistry, he enjoys playing violin in the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, reading and long-distance running.