Julien C. Vantourout was born in Lille (France) and received his Masters in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Lyon I (France) in 2014. He completed his Ph.D. in 2018 from the collaborative program between the University of Strathclyde and GlaxoSmithKline, UK, where he studied the Chan-Lam reaction in the laboratories of Dr. Allan Watson. Thereafter, he started a post-doctoral appointment at Scripps Research with Prof. Phil Baran. He is currently a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow within the groups of Prof. Timothy Noël (TU/e) and Prof. Phil Baran (Scripps) and Staff Scientist of the Baran lab. His work focuses on nickel catalyzed transformations using electrochemistry.