Pascal Dumy was appointed director of the National School of Chemistry, Montpellier (ENSCM) in February 2012. After a PhD carried out at the University of Montpellier 1 in 1993, he began his career at the University of Lausanne with Professor Manfred Mutter at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. In 1998 he joined the University of Grenoble 1 as a full professor in chemical biology. His research interest at IBMM focus on the design, synthesis and the validation of integrated functional systems and interfaces endowed with tailor-made properties for therapeutic and/or diagnostic applications or as model study against certain pathologies. He is co-author of over 200 publications.