Ferenc Fülöp was born in Szank, Hungary in 1952. He received his MSc in Chemistry in 1975 and his PhD in 1979 from József Attila University, Szeged, Hungary. At the beginning of his carrier he worked in Chinoin Pharmaceuticals, Budapest for 6 years. In 1991, he was appointed as a full professor at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Szeged, and since 1998 has been the head of the Institute. He is a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and has a wide range of research interests in synthetic organic chemistry. His recent activities have focused on the use of amino alcohols and β-amino acids in enzymatic transformations, asymmetric syntheses, foldamer construction, and flow chemistry, in view of the development of pharmacologically active compounds.