Jean-Francois Paquin studied chemistry at the Université Laval where he graduated with a BSc in 1999. In 2004, he received his PhD under the supervision of Mark Lautens at the University of Toronto. After a postdoctoral stay in Erick M. Carreira’s lab at the ETH Zürich, he was appointed assistant professor in 2005 at the Université Laval as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (2005−2010). In 2010, he was promoted to associate professor and his Canada Research Chair was renewed (2010−2015). In June 2014, he was promoted to full professor. His current research interests include the development of novel methodologies for the synthesis of organofluorine compounds and their applications for the preparation of bioactive fluorinated compounds or fluorinated biological probes.