Virginie Vidal obtained her Ph.D from Paris Sud University. She then pursued postdoctoral appointments in the University of Montreal (Canada). She is currently CNRS Research Director at Chimie ParisTech in Paris. Her research interests focus on transition-metal catalysis, metalloorganocatalysis and organic synthesis. The synthesis of bio-relevant targets is also a focus in her group. She was Chair of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the French Chemical Society (2009- 2012). She has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals, chapters and patents and has been serving as a board member of EuCheMS Division of Organic Chemistry since 2010.