Floris Rutjes obtained his MSc in Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam, where he also received a PhD under supervision of Prof. Nico Speckamp (1993). After post-doctoral research in the group of prof. K.C. Nicolaou (The Scripps Research Institute, USA), he was appointed assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1999 he is full professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the Radboud University. He is currently also Director of the Educational Institute for Molecular Sciences.
His research interests comprise the application of catalysis in the synthesis of biologically relevant molecules and natural products, the development of new molecular diagnostic tools for application in life sciences, and synthesis in microreactors.