Frederic Friscourt obtained a M.Sc. in Chemistry and a Chemical Engineer diploma (2004) from the University of Clermont-Ferrand Blaise-Pascal and the Chemical Engineering School of Clermont-Ferrand, France. He completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2009 from the University of Glasgow, UK, on asymmetric organometallic and organic catalysis under the guidance of Profs Pavel Kočovský and Andrei Malkov.

He then transitioned to the field of Chemical Biology during his postdoctoral fellowship (2009-2014) in the laboratory of Prof Geert-Jan Boons at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, USA, where he developed novel chemical probes for imaging the glycome in living cells. In October 2014, Frederic moved to Bordeaux, France and joined the team of Dr. Jerome Badaut at the Bordeaux Neurocampus as an IdEx fellow, to investigate glycans in the brain. 

In January 2017, Frederic obtained a team leader position in Chemical Biology from the CNRS ATIP-Avenir program at the University of Bordeaux, France and a co-affiliated position at the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology in Bordeaux.  He was recently promoted to Associate Professor in Chemical Biology at the University of Bordeaux, France (2021).

Selected awards: CNRS ATIP-Avenir: Award for outstanding young principal investigator (2017)  |  IdEx Bordeaux fellowship in Chemical Biology Award (2014)  | ACS Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Chemist Award (2012)  |  RSC 22nd Symposium on Heterocycles Presentation Award (2007)