Patrick Jimonets present role at Sanofi? is to bring external innovation to the early portfolio and the Lead Generation process; his particular focus is on modalities, technologies and innovative biology through various and novel business models and partnerships.?Previous assignments were the identification of key areas for improvement in early phases of discovery, leadership of a global interdisciplinary team responsible for the identification of novel GPCR targets and validated tool compounds to enter the portfolio of therapeutic units, manager of multi-cultural teams of Ph.Ds with project leadership positions, project leader of projects from hit finding to clinical candidate. All activities have been performed at Sanofi and predecessor companies in France and in the US. Patrick received his PhD in chemistry at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles of the CNRS in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.