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Professor Christian Bochet got a MSc degree in 1991 in inorganic chemistry (Prof. Alan Williams) and a PhD in organic chemistry in 1996 (Prof. Wolfgang Oppolzer) at University of Geneva. He was then postdoctoral associate at Stanford University (Prof. Barry M.Trost). In 1998, he set up an independent research group in organic photo-chemistry at the University of Geneva. In 2002, he was awarded a SNF-professorship and moved to the University of Fribourg, where he became full professor in 2006. He is the dean of the Faculty of science and medicine since 2016. His current interests include organic synthesis in general, total synthesis of natural products and organic photochemistry. When not doing chemistry, he enjoys playing violin in the Geneva Symphony Orchestra, reading and running.
His research group LABORATORY FOR ORGANIC PHOTOCHEMISTRY’s current research program currently encompasses three directions: