Jean-Louis Reymond is professor of chemistry and chemical biology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. He studied chemistry and biochemistry at the ETH Zürich and obtained his Ph.D. in 1989 at the University of Lausanne on natural products synthesis. After a post-doc and assistant professorship at the Scripps Research Institute, he joined the University of Bern in 1997. His research focuses on expanding the accessible chemical space to novel scaffolds for drug design, including the synthesis of topologically diverse peptides such as dendrimers and polycyclic peptides identified by combinatorial library screening and computational design, and of innovative small molecules identified by virtual screening of the chemical universe database GDB (www.gdb.unibe.ch). He is the author of over 250 scientific publications and reviews.