International team

In the International Affairs Department, a team of eleven people is bringing an international dimension to the Université de Rennes 1

International team, illustrated organisational chart
  1. Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs
  2. International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department
  3. The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs

Yvan Coadour, Deputy Director of International Affairs

Yvan Coadour

Yvan Coadour has been Deputy Director of the International Affairs Department at Université de Rennes 1 since 2012. He worked as technology transfer officer from 2003 to 2012 in the university's Innovation and Research Department.

Yvan obtained a Master’s degree from the Université d’Angers in Technology Transfer in 2002 and a Master’s degree in Applied Physics & Business from the Université d’Aix-Marseille III in 2001.

From 2004 to 2006, he participated in the Continuous Professional Development group of the Proton Network, dedicated to the professionalisation of technology transfer practitioners across Europe and supported by the European Commission.

International officers and assistants of the International Affairs Department

The team

The President's team: Professor Pierre van de Weghe, Vice-President in charge of International Affairs

Professor Pierre van de Weghe

Professor Pierre van de Weghe studied chemistry at the Université de Paris Sud. In 1995, he completed his PhD within Professor Henri Kagan’s group of the use of samarium iodides in catalysis. After post-doctoral work in the University of Stuttgart with Professor V. Jäger as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, he joined Professor J. Eustache’s group in 1997 as a researcher at the National Centre for Scientific Research in Mulhouse and obtained his research accreditation in 2004.

In September 2007, he was appointed professor at the Faculty of pharmacy at Université de Rennes 1 and was appointed vice-president in charge of international relations in May 2012. His main research focuses on the total synthesis of natural products, medicinal chemistry, and on the development of new methods of synthesis. He is director of the relocated Master 2 in medicinal chemistry at Vietnam National University in Hanoi where he is also developing a joint research project.

He was awarded the CNRS Bronze Medal in 2004 and the title of visiting scholar in Brazil (UFRGS, Porto-Alegre) for a 3 year Science without Borders programme from 2014.

Illustrations: Emma Burr