Prof. Patrick Couvreur receives the EUFEPS Presidential Distinction Award 2023
by Sandra Häberle
Patrick COUVREUR is an Emeritus Professor of Pharmacy at the Paris-Saclay University, member of the French Académie des Sciences and holder of the chair of “Innovations Technologiques” (2009-2010) at the prestigious « Collège de France ». He is appointed as a Senior Member of the “Institut Universitaire de France” since 2009. He has held many important national and international academic positions as Director of the UMR CNRS 8612 (a CNRS associated department gathering more than 120 researchers in the drug delivery field), Director of the Doctoral School “Therapeutic Innovation” (over 300 PhD students at Paris-Sud University) and founder member of the pole of competitivity MEDICEN. For 30 years (1985-2015), Patrick COUVREUR was also an Extraordinary Professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and he was an invited professor in many other universities. He was/is a member of the board of governors of many international scientific organizations (ie. The International Pharmaceutical Federation FIP, the Controlled Release Society CRS, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Scientists EUFEPS, APGI etc.). Since 2014, he was a member of the LS-7 panel of the European Research Council (ERC consolidator grant) and he became the Chair of the panel in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Patrick COUVREUR has served in many scientific committees in France (Institut Pasteur, ENS Cachan, Academic Council of Paris-Saclay University, Scientific Committee of the Région Centre, Comité National of the CNRS, Conseil National des Universités CNU, Board of Governors of Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, President 2020 of the Académie Nationale de Pharmacie etc.).
EUFEPS strongly appreciates his outstanding contributions to many EUFEPS activities and awarded him with the EUFEPS Presidential Distinction Award 2023 for his continuous EUFEPS support and contributions over many years!