Philippe Michaud, Full Professor of biochemistry since 2005 is head of the “4Bio” research group at the Institut Pascal, an interdisciplinary research laboratory of Clermont Auvergne University. His scientific skills focuse on the development of bioprocesses for obtaining polysaccharides from various sources and analysis of their structure-function relationships. He has published 217 research papers and 20 book chapters. He is the co-inventor of 14 patents, 3 of them leading to industrial exploitation. He has been the advisor or co-advisor for 25 PhD students. Since 2005, he has been in charge of more than 20 national and international research projects, funded or co-funded by industry. He was the general secretary of International Forum on Industrial Bioprocesses between 2015 and 2018. He is deputy editor of Bioengineered, and associate or guest editors of numerous international journals. He has been nominated as Chevalier des palmes académiques in 2020 and received a Distinguished Scientist Award for the year 2021-2022 by the International Bioprocessing Association.