Introduction Professor Félix Sauvage

(01-02-2023) Prof. Félix Sauvage joined the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the discipline 'Photonics for advanced drug delivery'. We warmly welcome him and wish him every success.

He was appointed on 23 December 2022 by the University Board as professorial member at the faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. He belongs to the department FW01 and is connected to the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy. 

Félix Sauvage
Prof. Félix Sauvage

Félix Sauvage was born in Dieppe (France) on 16 April 1987. He received his pharmacy degree (Pharm.D) in 2013 at University of Rouen Normandie, France. The same year, he obtained his Master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics at University Paris-Saclay and a fellowship from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

He joined the Institut-Galien Paris-Saclay (University Paris-Saclay, France) for a PhD where he worked on the delivery of heat shock protein inhibitors to tumours.

In 2017, Félix Sauvage joined the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy headed by Prof. Stefaan De Smedt at Ghent University as a postdoctoral research scientist with a focus on nanotechnology and photonics in ophthalmology. Since 2017, the use of pulsed-lasers in combination with light absorbing nanoparticles for the treatment of corneal and vitreous diseases has been his major focus.

In 2022, Félix was appointed associate professor in pharmaceutical technology at Lille University, France. Later the same year he obtained an ERC starting grant (‘DYE-LIGHT’) to investigate the use of light in combination with dyes for drug delivery and laser-based surgery in the eye at Ghent University in the Laboratory of General Biochemistry and Physical Pharmacy.