Basarić obtained PhD in Chemistry at the University of Zagreb in 2002.
After two postdoctoral fellowships (2003-2004 at the Department of Chemistry, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and 2005-2006 at the Department of Chemistry, University Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) joined department of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Rudjer Boskovic Institute in Zagreb as a research associate (now, senior research associate).
Research interests of dr. N. Basarić involve synthesis of polycyclic molecules (heterocycles, unnatural amino acids and peptides), organic mechanistic photochemistry (heterocyclic compounds, proton and hydrogen transfer), and synthesis and photophysical characterization of host-guest systems.
To date, dr. N. Basarić published 45 scietific papers, two Croatian and international patent publications (one USA granted patent).
Erick Leite Bastos
Erick Leite Bastos, 36, was born in São Paulo, Brazil.
His research is centered on the organic chemistry and photochemistry of plants pigments and their derivatives, with the objectives of:
Dr. Katharina Bica was born in Vienna, Austria in 1980.
In 1998 she started her studies of Technical Chemistry at Vienna University of Technology and received her master degree in Organic Synthesis and Technology in 2003.
After receiving her PhD degree in Technical Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology in 2006, she accepted a position as Research fellow at QUILL (The Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratory) in Belfast, UK working with Prof. Kenneth R. Seddon and Prof. Robin D. Rogers, who are leading experts in the field of ionic liquids. During her two-year stay at The Queen's University, she was working in close contact with QUILL's industrial advisory board and gained experience in industrial requirements and practice-oriented synthetic chemistry.
In 2009, she joined the Centre for Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry at DTU, Copenhagen for a research stay with Prof. Rasmus Fehrmann.
After returning to Vienna University of Technology in 2010 for a tenure track position, she is currently establishing a new research group on sustainable chemistry. Her research interests are focused on catalysis in micellar systems, on the application of ionic liquids for chiral separation as well as on novel isolation techniques for active ingredients from biomass using advanced fluid technologies.
Dr. Chen is an assistant professor of chemistry in the department of chemistry of the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Chen obtained his BS degree from Nanjing University in China.
He got his Ph.D. degree in Bioorganic Chemistry at Columbia University with Prof. Dalibor Sames.
After his postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with Prof. Samuel Danishefsky, he started his independent academic career at Penn State in 2008.
His current research is focused on the synthetic and biological studies of complex carbohydrates and peptides, and the development of new synthetic methods.
Mads Hartvig Clausen
Mads Hartvig Clausen was born November 28, 1974 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
M.Sc., Technical University of Denmark, 1999; Ph.D., Technical University of Denmark, 2002.
2002 Visiting researcher, University of Leeds, UK; 2002-2004 Postdoc, Harvard University; 2004-2008 Assistant Professor, DTU Chemistry; 2009- Associate Professor, DTU Chemistry.
Research interests center on biomolecular chemistry with a special emphasis on lipid and carbohydrate chemistry as well as biological studies of the targeted molecules.
Stuart J. Conway
Stuart J. Conway is a Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of Oxford and the Fellow in Organic Chemistry at St Hugh's College, Oxford.
He studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick before undertaking PhD studies with Prof. David Jane at the University of Bristol.
Stuart completed post-doctoral studies with Prof. Andrew Holmes FRS at the University of Cambridge working on the synthesis of inositol polyphosphates.
In 2003, Stuart was appointed as a Lecturer in Bioorganic Chemistry at the University of St Andrews and in 2008 he took up his current position.
Stuart's research focuses on the development of molecular tools to enable the study of biological systems. Recently this has included the synthesis of molecules to aid the study intracellular calcium signaling, wavelength-orthogonally caged neurotransmitters and the development of bromodomain inhibitors.
Gwilherm Evano studied chemistry at the Ecole Normale in Paris and obtained his Ph.D. from the University Pierre et Marie Curie under the supervision of François Couty and Claude Agami.
After a postdoctoral stay with James S. Panek at Boston University, he joined the CNRS as Chargé de Recherche at the University of Versailles in 2004 and moved to the University of Brussels in 2012.
His research interests focus on the synthesis of natural and/or biologically relevant products, copper-mediated transformations, and the chemistry of heteroatom-substituted alkynes.
Israel Fernández (Madrid, 1977) enjoyed studying Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid (UCM).
In 2005, he earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the UCM under the supervision of Prof. Miguel A. Sierra (with honors), receiving the Lilly-Young Researcher Award.
After that, he joined the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry group of Prof. Gernot Frenking at the Philipps Universität Marburg as a postdoctoral researcher studying the bonding situation and reaction mechanisms of organic and organometallic compounds.
In 2009, he received the Young-Researcher Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and the Julián Sanz del Río award in 2011.
At present, I.F. is a Ramón y Cajal fellow at the UCM.
His current research includes the computational study of the bonding situation and reaction mechanisms of organic, organometallic, and bio-organic compounds with special interest in C-C bond forming processes.
Annaliese K. Franz
Annaliese received her Ph.D. in 2002 from UC Irvine under the guidance of Prof. Keith Woerpel.
She moved to Harvard University with an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship from 2002-2005, and then continued her research with a joint research position at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT from 2005-2007.
In 2007, Annaliese started as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at UC Davis, where she has established a research program that is focused on synthetic methodology and asymmetric catalysis.
Her research program has received funding from NSF, ACS-PRF, NIH, and Chevron Technology Ventures, and she has received several awards, including an NSF CAREER award, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, and the American Chemical Society Rising Start Award, as well as recognition of her commitment and teaching to education.
Aiko Fukazawa is currently an Assistant Professor at Nagoya University, Japan.
She received her B. Eng. and M. Eng. degrees from Kyoto University under the direction of Professor Kohei Tamao.
After spending as an Ph.D. candidate for two years in the same institute, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at Nagoya University in 2006 and received her Ph.D. from Nagoya University.
Her current research interests focus on the development of functional organic materials based on the development of new cyclization reactions.
Savvas N. Georgiades
Savvas N. Georgiades was born in Nicosia (1977).
He obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Cyprus (2001), and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry/Chemical Biology from Harvard University (2006).
After postdoctoral appointments at the Scripps Research Institute-California (Synthetic Organic Chemistry, 2006-2007) and Imperial College London (Chemical Biology, 2007-2010), Savvas worked for one year as Lecturer in Pharmacy and Chemistry at Kingston University (UK), before joining University of Cyprus as Lecturer in August 2011.
His current research interests include:
David González-Rodríguez (Madrid, 1976) obtained his degree in Chemistry in 1999 at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
He then joined the Nanoscience and Molecular Materials research group of Prof. Tomas Torres at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2003. Between 2005 and 2008, Dr. González-Rodríguez worked in the laboratories of Prof. E.W. (Bert) Meijer, at the Technological University of Eindhoven as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow.
Dr. González-Rodríguez has been the recipient of several Spanish and European Fellowships and Grants, among them the Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, the Marie Curie Reintegration Grants, and more recently, an ERC-Starting Grant (PROGRAM-NANO). He has also been awarded with several prizes for young researchers: the 2010 SUSCHEM Prize for Young Researchers, the 2011 Sigma Aldrich Emerging Investigator Award of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), or the 2012 Young Researcher Award of the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines.
Since 2011, he leads the Group of Nanostructured Organic Materials at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where he is Associate Professor.
His research interests focus on the development of new, versatile strategies to improve or create novel functions in organic materials by rationally ordering molecules at the nanoscale using the tools of self-assembly. The potential applications of such molecular nanostructured systems range from optoelectronic ?-functional devices to custom-tailored nanoporous networks.
Bengt Erik Haug
Personal: Born April 5th 1973. Norwegian citizen. Married. Two children.
Education: June 2002. PhD in Organic Chemistry. University of Tromsø, Norway.
Dr. sc. Marijana Hranjec was born in 1977.
In 2007 she received PhD degree in natural science, field chemistry.
Since 2001 she has been working at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, at the Department of organic chemistry.
She has published 20 scientific papers indexed in CC and is a leader of Croatian national project and Croatian-French project Cogito.
She teaches several courses at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate study on the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology.
Xile Hu received a B.S. degree from Peking University (2000) and a Ph.D. degree from the University of California, San Diego (2004; advisor: Prof. Karsten Meyer).
He then carried out a postdoctoral study at the California Institute of Technology (advisor: Prof. Jonas Peters) before joining the faculty of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2007.
His research interests span from organometallic chemistry, synthetic methodology, and asymmetric catalysis to bio-mimetic and bio-speculated coordination chemistry to electrocatalysis and artificial photosynthesis.
Igor Larrosa graduated from the University of Barcelona with a first class MSci degree in Chemistry in 2000.
Subsequently, he completed his PhD under the supervision of Drs. Felix Urpi and Pere Romea, working on the asymmetric synthesis of C-glycosides and on the synthesis of salinomycin. During his PhD, Larrosa spent a productive period with Prof. Erick M. Carreira, at ETH Zurich, funded by a fellowship from the Catalan government.
In 2005, Larrosa was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science that he took to Imperial College London (IC) to work as a Group Leader with Prof. Anthony G. M. Barrett (FRS, FMedSci).
His independent research career started in September 2007 when he was appointed as a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), where he was subsequently promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011.
The Larrosa Group's research interests focus on transition metal catalyzed C-H activation, decarboxylative activation and Pd catalyzed cross-couplings.
Belén Martín-Matute was born and grew up in Madrid, Spain.
After completing her undergraduate degree at the "Autónoma University of Madrid", she undertook her PhD on organometallic chemistry in the group of Prof. A. M. Echavarren. Belén then spent 2 years at Stockholm University working with Prof. J.-E. Bäckvall and specialized in the combination of transition metals and enzymes for dynamic kinetic resolution processes.
After a couple of years in Madrid as Ass. Professor in the group of Prof. J. C. Carretero, she went back to Stockholm University, where in 2011 she became Assoc. Professor. She received the Sigma-Aldrich Young Chemist Award from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry in 2007.
In 2011, she was awarded with a "VINNMER - Marie Curie International Qualification Fellowship" from the Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems.
Belén´s current research interests include transition metal homogeneous catalysis promoting organic reactions to form carbon-heteroatom bonds, and immobilization of transition metals on metal-organic frameworks. Targeted applications are pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Nuno Maulide was born in Lisbon in 1979.
After graduating in chemistry from the Instituto Superior Técnico in 2003, he completed an M.Sc. at the Ecole Polytechnique in 2004 and received his Ph.D. from the Université catholique de Louvain (István E. Markó) in 2007.
He subsequently moved to Stanford University (Barry M. Trost) for postdoctoral studies before returning to Europe to take an endowed position as Max-Planck Research Group Leader at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in early 2009, where he also currently holds a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2011).
His research interests span diverse areas within organic chemistry, including original pericyclic rearrangements, catalytic asymmetric synthesis of small rings, and new concepts in the chemistry of hypervalent sulfur.
Christopher J. O'Brien
Dr O'Brien started his academic career at UMIST with a degree in chemistry.
He later moved to Sheffield and obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. V. K. Aggarwal.
Dr O'Brien then undertook employment at Peakdale Molecular Ltd.
Dr O'Brien returned to academic chemistry with post-doctoral stints in the groups of Profs. D. J. Procter and M. G. Organ.
Dr O'Brien began his independent career as an Assistant Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in September 2007.
It was at UTA that Dr O'Brien invented the first catalytic in phosphine Wittig reaction.
In September 2010 Dr O'Brien became a Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Dublin City University.
Jean-François Poisson studied chemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (ENSCP) and obtained a Master from University Paris VI (UPMC) under the supervision of Prof. I Marek.
He then spent 18 months in Cambridge (UK) in the Group of SV Ley as a visiting student.
He then completed his PhD in Paris VI under the Supervision of Prof.J. Normant.
After a post-doctoral stay in the group of Prof A. Vasella (ETH Zurich) he joined the Chemistry department in Grenoble as a CNRS researcher (2001) and obtained his Habilitation diploma in 2007.
Maria M. M. Santos
Maria M. M. Santos graduated in Chemistry at the New University of Lisbon (1999).
After a research training at the University Paris-Sud XI (France) in the area of catalysis, she enrolled in a PhD program in Organic Synthesis at the New University of Lisbon (2000-2004).
Then Maria M. M. Santos worked in the area of asymmetric synthesis as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona, Spain (2004-2006).
In 2006 she returned to Portugal and joined the group of Medicinal Chemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy (FFUL) as a post-doctoral fellow (2006-2008).
In May of 2008, she was hired by FFUL as assistant researcher and started her research group at iMed.UL.
The research developed by Maria M. M. Santos involves the development of Michael acceptors as cysteine protease inhibitors and apoptosis modulators and the synthesis of tryptophanol-based libraries of potential NMDA receptor antagonists.
Vera L. M. Silva
Vera L. M. Silva, graduated in Analytical Chemistry by the University of Aveiro (UA), completed a Master in Chemistry of Natural Products and Food Stuffs (in 2002), the PhD in Organic Chemistry (in 2006), both by the University of Aveiro.
Since 2010, I am Principal Investigator of a FCT project.
I am co-author of a Portuguese patent and I published 17 papers in international peer review journals and 1 in a national journal.
I am supervisor of two PhD students and two Research fellows.
I have been collaborating with IQM-CSIC-Madrid, Faculty of Medicine of Basque Country, Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto and University of Minho.
In 2011 I received the prize Best Poster for Post-Doc Researcher in Sciences during the Research day event at University of Aveiro.
Michael Smietana was born in Créhange, France, in 1973.
He studied at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm) in Paris from 1996 to 1999.
After undergraduate studies at the ENS in the laboratory of Dr Christian Rolando, he received his PhD in 2001 under the guidance of the late Pr. Charles Mioskowski at the University of Strasbourg (France).
Afterward, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow for two years in the group of the Pr. Eric Kool at Stanford University (USA).
In 2004, he moved to the University of Montpellier (France) as an Assistant Professor, at the Max Mousseron Institute of Biomolecules. He was appointed Associate Professor in 2010.
His current research interests focus on the development of new DNA-templated ligation of oligonucleotides.
Alex M. Szpilman
Alex M. Szpilman grew up in Hillerød, Denmark.
He completed his M.Sc. at the Technical University of Denmark doing research supervision of Professor John Nielsen.
In 1998, he moved to the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Professor Mario D. Bachi. Subsequently, Alex was a Carlsberg Postdoctoral Fellow in the group of Erick M. Carreira group at the ETH.
Alex started his independent career in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion -Israel Institute of Technology.
His research focuses on novel catalytic reactions broadly defined and total synthesis of natural products.
Date of birth: 22. 11. 1977, Czech Republic
Pieter Van der Veken
Pieter Van der Veken studied Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Antwerp (UA, Belgium).
He obtained a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the same institution in 2004, under the promotership of Profs. A. Haemers and K. Augustyns.
He carried out post-doctoral research in the groups of Prof. R. Liskamp and Prof. A. Heck at Utrecht University (UU, The Netherlands).
He then returned to the University of Antwerp as a post-doctoral researcher of the Fund for Scientific Research Flanders (FWO-Vlaanderen).
In 2010, he was appointed as a research professor (ZAP-BOF) in Medicinal Chemistry and he has held this position to date.
Pieter Van der Veken has research interest in several subdomains of Medicinal and Organic Chemistry.
His main focus points however are situated in enzyme inhibitor and probe discovery , emphasizing both general methodology development and the design and synthesis of specifically targeted products.
Hermann A. Wegner
Hermann A. Wegner studied chemistry in Göttingen, Boston, Stanford und Oxford.
Since December 2006 he pursues his independent career as a Habilitand at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel.
His research interests are in the Development of new Lewis acid catalyzed transformations as well as in switchable functional materials.
Hai-Bo Yang obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS) in Beijing in 2004.
Then he joined Professor Peter J. Stang's group at University of Utah as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Since the end of 2008, he has started his independent research as a PI at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
Dr. Yang's research interests span the areas of organic, organometallic, and supramolecular chemistry.
Michito Yoshizawa received his PhD form Nagoya University in 2002 under Prof. Makoto Fujita.
He moved to The University of Tokyo with Prof. Fujita as a JSPS postdoctoral fellow and became Assistant Professor in 2003.
In 2008, he became Associate Professor at Chemical Resources Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He has been a leader of the Funding Program for Next Generation World-Leading Researchers of JSPS since 2011.
Dr. Grigoris Zoidis obtained the Pharmacy degree and then M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in pharmaceutical/medicinal chemistry from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Athens, Greece, in 2000, 2002 and 2006, respectively. During this period he received awards-fellowships from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation and trained in Zurich (ETH-2001) in multidimensional NMR techniques.
After postdoctoral research as an EU fellow (CANCER GRID project) at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Bari, Italy, and a year of postdoctoral research as an EU fellow in the field of: Natural Product Synthesis (Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy and Natural Product Chemistry, University of Athens, GR), since January of 2012, Dr. Grigoris Zoidis has been pursuing his independent career as a Lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Athens.
In 2012 he received the Young Investigator award (researcher under 40) from the Association of Greek Chemists.
His current interests include medicinal and organic chemistry, specifically, design and synthesis of compounds with antiviral, trypanocidal, anticancer and CNS activity.
He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Chemistry.