Yannick Landais was born in Angers (France) in 1962. He received his PhD in chemistry from University of Orsay (Paris XI) under the supervision of Dr. Jean-Pierre Robin. After carrying out post-doctoral work with Prof. Ian Fleming at Cambridge University (1988-1990), he took a position of Maitre-Assistant at the University of Lausanne (1990-1997). He was then appointed at the University Bordeaux-I where he is currently Professor of organic chemistry. His research interests are in synthetic organic chemistry, asymmetric synthesis, radical chemistry, with a special emphasis on organosilicon chemistry and its applications in total synthesis of natural products. In 1997, he was awarded the Werner prize by the New Swiss Chemical Society. Between 2000 and 2005, he was a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Since 2013, he is a distinguished senior member of the French Chemical Society and the president of the French-Japanese Chemical Society. In 2014 he was awarded the Organic Divison Prize of the French Chemical Society (SCF). He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Organic Chemistry (EJOC).