Donostia-San Sebastián, May 26-30, 2019 | Kursaal Auditorium

Donostia-San Sebastián
May 26-30, 2019
Kursaal Auditorium

Symposiums

S1: Chemical Strategies to Modulate Biological Processes

Chemistry at the frontier with biology has evolved exponentially over the past decade. Understanding at the molecular level the biological processes requires the knowledge of different disciplines and the combination of different experimental techniques. The interdisciplinar nature of the research groups in chemical biology contributes to the development of technologies that will be applied in the next generation of diagnostic methods and therapeutic treatments. Synthetic and supramolecular chemistry have definitely contributed to the evolution of the tools to study life. Particularly, synthetic biology, bio-orthogonal chemistry, biophysics, nanotechnology, non-equilibrium supramolecular polymerization and the development of new probes and super-resolution imaging techniques are unavoidable disciplines to tackle future challenges that arise in Chemistry at the frontier with Biology. These exciting challenges push the national and international scientific community to continue the perpetual effort that involves deciphering and controlling the processes that articulate life on earth.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Javier Montenegro

Javier Montenegro
Javier Montenegro received his PhD (2009) from the University of Santiago de Compostela. He was a visiting scientist with Prof. Steven Ley (Cambridge), Prof. Reza M. Ghadiri (Scripps) and postdoc with Prof. Stefan Matile (Geneva). In 2012 he was awarded a Juan de la Cierva (Prof. Juan R. Granja) and in 2015 a Ramon y Cajal at the CIQUS in the University of Santiago de Compostela. He has received several awards including: a Starting Grant from the ERC, a Young Investigator Grant of the Human Frontier Science Program and JSP Fellow 52th Bürgenstock and the Prize of Young Investigators (RSEQ).


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Ruth Pérez

Ruth Pérez
Dr. Ruth Pérez received her European Ph.D. from Autonoma University of Madrid in Chemical Sciences in 2005 under the supervision of Prof. J. de Mendoza. After a postdoctoral stay at Cambridge University (Prof. J. K. M. Sanders), she started at the CNIO Medicinal Chemistry Department. In 2009, she was appointed to a permanent position at CSIC and since December 2014 she is working in the CIB. Her research is focus on the study of protein directed dynamic chemical systems.



Invited Speakers

  • Steven Dowdy . Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics: Overcoming a Billion Years of Cellular Defenses
    UC San Diego School of Medicine (USA)
  • Alexander Kros . Conformational restriction of coiled-coil based fusogens
    Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • María Jesús Vicent . Polypeptide-Based Conjugates as Versatile Anticancer Therapeutics
    Polymer Therapeutics Lab (Valencia, Spain)
  • Cristina Flors . Phototherapeutic Strategies for Amyloid-Related Diseases: a Nanoscale View
    IMDEA Nanoscience Institute (Madrid, Spain)
  • Andrés Trabanco. Towards the discovery of novel and selective BACE-1 inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's diseas
    Janssen (Toledo, Spain)
  • Ralf Richter "Multivalent interactions in biopolymer microphases - determinants of selectivity in nucleo-cytoplasmic transport"
    University of Leeds (UK)
  • Iván López-Montero "Rolling and Swinging with ATP synthases in lipid bilayers"
    Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Janssen Mestrelab
Izasa
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Steven Dowdy

Steven Dowdy
Steven Dowdy received his PhD in Molecular Genetics (1990) from UC Irvine (Prof. Eric Stanbridge). He was postdoctoral associate with Prof. Bob Weinberg at MIT. He was appointed Assistant Prof. at Washington University and he moved to the UCSD School of Medicine as Professor in Cellular & Molecular Medicine. He was a Howard Hughes Investigator for 18 years and his research interest is focused in the chemical modification of nucleic acids to enhance their stability and deliverability.


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Alexander Kros

Alexander Kros
Alexander Kros received his PhD (2000) from Radboud University (Prof. Nolte). He was postdoctoral associate with Prof. D. A. Tirrell at Caltech. He was appointed Assistant and further promoted to Associate and Full Professor (2015) at Leiden University. He has was awarded with ERC-Stg, ERC-Proof of Concept and ERA-Net grants. He has published more than 130 papers in the most prestigious journals and his research is focused in spatiotemporal controlled membrane fusion applied drug delivery.


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María Jesús Vincent

María Jesús Vicent
María Jesús Vicent received her PhD (2001) from University Jaume I Castellón. She was postdoctoral associate with Prof. Fréchet’s at Berkeley. After a time in the industry she achieved a Marie Curie with Prof. R. Duncan. Back in Spain (2004) she was promoted as the head of Polymer Therapeutics at the Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe. She achieved important awards including the ERC-consolidator grant and her research is focused in the development of new polymers for drug delivery.


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Cristina Flors

Cristina Flors
Cristina Flors received her PhD (2004) from Institut Químic de Sarrià (Prof. Nonell). She was postdoctoral associate with Prof. Johan Hofkens at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. In 2008 she moved to the University of Edinburgh as independent researcher. In 2012 she joined IMDEA Nanoscience as group leader (Ramón y Cajal fellowship), and in 2017 she was appointed as a senior research professor. She is interested in improving super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and combining them with atomic force microscopy..


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Andrés Trabanco

Andrés Trabanco
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Ralf Richter

Ralf Richter
Dr. Richter is Associate Professor for Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the University of Leeds (UK). He holds an MSc in Physics (1999) and a PhD in Chemistry (2004). He has been postdoctoral fellow at Heidelberg University (Germany) and research group leader, in part funded by an ERC Starting Grant, at CIC biomaGUNE (Spain; 2007-18). Current research in the Richter Lab revolves around cellular communication, at the cell surface and glycocalyx and through the nuclear pore complex


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Iván López-Montero

Iván López-Montero
Ivan López Montero completed his B.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2001. His PhD thesis (Paris 7, UAM) focused on lipid asymmetry of ceramides. He joined the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 2006 to study the mechanics of model lipid membranes. From 2013, he leads the Mitochondrial Membranes Lab (MML at UCM). The MML is interested on the out of equilibrium effects of rotating ATP synthases on their diffusive and self-organization properties.


S2: Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis in Current Chemistry

The aim of this symposium is to reveal the key role of the calorimetry and thermal analysis in the current chemistry, showing the recent advances in the theoretical and experimental analysis of the thermal properties of a variety of materials (polymers, ceramics, metals, and hybrid materials) and molecular compounds. This symposium which covers all the branches of Chemistry including Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, will help to know and understand the structure, composition and properties of the matter, as well as their structural transitions and modifications during chemical reaction or thermal treatments. These studies are crucial and of great interest in fields such as biology, pharmacy, medicine, geology or engineering, among others.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Marta Fernández-García

Marta Fernández-García
Marta Fernández-García is a Scientific Researcher at the Polymer Science and Technology Institute (ICTP-CSIC). Her activity is focused on the synthesis of new functional polymeric materials through the use of conventional and controlled radical polymerization reactions. Lately she has worked in the field of glycopolymers for biomolecular and antimicrobial recognition.


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Alexandra Muñoz Bonilla

Alexandra Muñoz Bonilla
Alexandra Muñoz-Bonilla is a Tenured Scientist at the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC). Her research activity is mainly focused on the synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials with specific functionalities, more specifically surfaces and coatings with antimicrobial activity.



Invited Speakers

  • Giuseppe Arena. “Can a well-designed ITC experiment provide information on the speciation of supramolecular compartments?"
    University of Catania (Italy)
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Giuseppe Arena

Giuseppe Arena
Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Italy. Awards: Sunner Memorial Award, CalCon (U.S.A.), 1989; Canneri Award, Italian Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry Italy, 2013. Editorial Boards: Thermochimica Acta (1992-2001); Journal of Supramolecular Chemistry (up to 2000); Inclusion Phenomena and Molecular Recognition; Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.


S3: Carbohydrates from monosaccharides to nanostructures. Synthesis, Structure, Interactions and Applications

Carbohydrates range from small molecules, monosaccharides, to complex structures of nanometric size, such as natural biopolymers (chitosan, cellulose, etc.) or synthetic nanostructures. The physico-chemical properties of carbohydrates, their oligomers and glycoconjugates and their prominent role as mediators in biological processes make them the object of study from various disciplines (Biological, Organic, Structural, Computational, Medicinal and Polymer Chemistry, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology ...) The symposium is open to various topics:


  • Synthesis and characterization of carbohydrates, glycomimetics, glycoconjugates and polymers (synthesis, chemical modification and physical-chemical conjugation).
  • Structure and receptor-carbohydrate interactions (NMR, Crystallography, Molecular Modeling, affinity and inhibition, multivalence, Microarrays, SPR, ITC ...)
  • Applications of carbohydrates and derivatives (drug design and delivery, vaccines, diagnostics, biomaterials ...)

SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Francisco Javier Cañada Vicinay

Francisco Javier Cañada Vicinay
Dr. Francisco Javier Cañada (Bilbao, Spain) received his Ph.D.degree (Organic Chemistry, Basque country University) in 1985. After a postdoctoral period at Centre of Molecular Biology in Madrid Spain and another period at Harvard Medical School, Boston USA, he came back to Spain in 1991 to the Organic Chemistry Institute of CSIC in Madrid to work at the Carbohydrate group with Prof. Martín-Lomas. In 2009 he was appointed "Professor" at the Centre of Biological Research (CIB) in Madrid, to where he had moved in 2002 with Prof. Jesús Jimenez-Barbero to build up the "NMR and Molecular Recognition" group. Since 2016 is the current President of the Carbohydrates Group of the RSEQ (GEHIC-RSEQ). His research interest is in the chemical biology field, focused on the molecular recognition processes of carbohydrates and in developing NMR methodologies to address these problems.


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Niels-Christian Reichardt

Niels-Christian Reichardt
Niels Reichardt received his PhD from the University of Konstanz, Germany. His postgraduate studies on projects in the field of synthetic carbohydrate chemistry were carried out at the Institute for Chemical Research of the CSIC in Seville. During a postdoctoral stay at the Institute for Macromolecular Science and Engineering of the University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg he developed methods for the synthesis of macrolides as protein kinase inhibitors. From 2004-2006 he worked as a Research Scientist for Glycoform Ltd, Oxford, a biotechnology company developing synthetic therapeutic glycoproteins. In 2006 he moved to CIC biomaGUNE as a group leader of the glycotechnology lab. His current research interests include carbohydrate synthesis, immunoglycobiology and glyco-diagnostic applications.



INVITED SPEAKERS

  • Thisbe Lindhorst
    Christiana Albertina University of Kiel (Germany)
  • Stéphane Vincent . Fluorinated and multivalent glycomimetics as biochemical probes for bacterial enzymes
    University of Namur (Belgium)
  • Ana Ardá . NMR for disclosing key structural elements in glycan recognition by lectins
    CIC bioGUNE (Derio, Spain)
  • Sonia Serna . Microarrays as tools in Glycobiology Research
    CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain)
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Thisbe Lindhorst

Thisbe Lindhorst
Thisbe Lindhorst studied chemistry at the Universities of München and Münster, received her diploma in chemistry/biochemistry in 1988 and got her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1991 at the University of Hamburg with Prof. Joachim Thiem. After a postdoctoral stay at the University of British Columbia with Prof. Withers, she became Private Docent in 1998 at the University of Hamburg. In 1997 she was Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa in Canada and in 2014 and 2015 Visiting Professor at the University of Orléans in France. Thisbe was appointed professor in 2000, as the first female full professor in organic chemistry after World War II. Thisbe's scientific interests are in the field of synthetic organic chemistry and in biological chemistry, especially in glycochemistry and glycobiology.


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Stéphane Vincent

Stéphane Vincent
Stéphane Vincent received his Master and PhD degrees in bioorganic chemistry from the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) with Charles Mioskowski. After postdoctoral studies first at The Scripps Research Institute in the research group of Prof. Chi-Huey Wong and then in Strasbourg with Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, he took up a permanent position as a CNRS researcher in 2001 at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) in the Research Unit of Pierre Sinaÿ. In 2004, he began an appointment at Université de Namur (Belgium), as Assistant Professor then Full Professor in 2014. His research interests include the glycosciences, biocatalysis, and mechanistic enzymology.


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Ana Ardá

Ana Ardá
Ana Ardá is Ramón y Cajal Fellow at the CIC bioGUNE, Bilbao since 2015. Her research interests are focused on the study of the mechanisms of glycan recognition by proteins through a multidisciplinary approach, with a special focus on NMR techniques. She studied Chemistry at the University of A Coruña, from where she obtained her Doctorate in Chemistry in 2006, working in the field of Natural Products Chemistry. She carried out a postdoctoral stay at Utrecht University with Prof. Hans Kamerling where she started to work with carbohydrates. In 2008 she moved to Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB-CSIC) in Madrid to join Prof. Jiménez-Barbero´s group and in 2014 she moved with the group to CIC bioGUNE in the Basque Country.


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Ana Ardá

Sonia Serna
Sonia Serna studied chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (EHU) and received her doctoral degree in organic chemistry from the same University in 2005. Later, she joined “Planta Piloto de Quimica Fina” in Madrid working in the synthesis of active pharmaceutical compounds for Pharma Industry. In 2007, she joined CIC biomaGUNE as researcher, working in chemoenzymatic N-glycan synthesis and in the development of microarrays as tools for Glycobiology.


S4: CATALYTIC SMALL MOLECULE ACTIVATION & SUSTAINABLE CO2 CONVERSION TO FUELS AND CHEMICALS

The design of catalytic systems that allow the activation of small molecules, such as N2, H2, O2, CO, CO2 or NH3, enabling their incorporation into industrial processes could be considered a key for the development of sustainable chemical technologies. The catalytic transformation of CO2 deserves a special mention because its use as a raw material for the synthesis of value-added products or liquid fuels is a field of research that arouses enormous interest at present, since it provides cheap and renewable alternatives to existing procedures. This symposium aims to provide a general view on the frontier research aiming at the development of catalytic systems for the activation of small molecules, and particularly for the chemical transformation of CO2. It has the dual objective of enriching the vision of researchers and encouraging new collaborations. We encourage you to participate either by presenting your results or by accompanying us in the different sessions.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Francisco J. Fernández-Álvarez

Francisco J. Fernández-Álvarez
Francisco obtained his PhD at the University of Alcalá. After one year in industry (Sibelco-Valencia), he was postdoct at the Universities of Zürich and Zaragoza. In 2005, he got a fellowship granted by the ESF at the ICMA-CSIC. In 2008, he obtained a teaching position at the University of Zaragoza, where he gained a permanent position in 2011. He works on homogeneous and supported catalysis, particularly in CO2-reduction. He has been awarded by the Real Academia de Ciencias de Zaragoza (2013).


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Arjan W. Kleij

Arjan W. Kleij
Arjan Kleij received his MSc & PhD from Utrecht University supervised by Gerard van Koten. He worked for 3 years in industry at Avantium and Hexion. He was a postdoc with Javier de Mendoza (Madrid) and Joost Reek (Amsterdam). Since 2006, he is an ICIQ group leader and ICREA fellow. He was awarded a TALENT fellowship in 2000, and promoted to ICREA professor (2011). He serves various advisory boards such as in ChemSusChem. His interests are asymmetric synthesis, CO2 chemistry & biopolymers.



invited Speakers

  • Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt Reactive Ligands for Non-Traditional Coordination Chemistry and (Electro)Catalysis
    University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • Blaž Likozar F5Application of Multi-scale Modelling Simulations in Carbon Capture and Utilization: from Catalyst Material Design to Industrial-scale Process Optimisation
    National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
  • Marc Robert Running the clock: catalytic reduction of CO2 with 2, 6 and 8 electrons using Co and Fe based molecular -catalysts and pre-catalysts
    Paris Diderot University (France)
  • Antoine Buchard Carbon dioxide: a building block for sustainable polymers
    University of Bath (UK)
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Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt

Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt
Jarl Ivar van der Vlugt got his MSc from Eindhoven University (Netherlands) and his PhD in the group of Dieter Vogt. He started a postdoc with Tom Rauchfuss at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2004. As an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow he joined the group of Franc Meyer in Göttingen in 2005. In 2007 he became independent with a VENI grant to study non-innocent ligand effects. He received several awards including the Catalysis Prize (KNCV) in 2004, and an ERC Stg grant in 2012.


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Blaž Likozar

Blaž Likozar
Blaž Likozar received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana in 2008. After a postdoc (2008-2011) working in applied chemical engineering, he became an assistant professor at the National Institute of Chemistry Slovenia. He is a leader of several applied research projects and has acquired expertise in heterogeneous catalysis, modeling and kinetics. His current research interests include biomass & energy conversion, biofuels, and small molecule activation.


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Marc Robert

Marc Robert
Marc Robert studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Cachan) and gained his Ph.D. from Paris Diderot University. He did a postdoct at Ohio State University, after that joined Paris Diderot University as associate professor. He was promoted to professor in 2004. He is a member of the University Institute of France, junior (2007) and senior (2017). His interests include electro-, photochemical, and theoretical approaches of electron transfer reactions and catalytic activation of small molecules.


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Antoine Buchard

Antoine Buchard
Antoine obtained his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique. After a postdoctoral stay at Imperial College London in 2009, he joined Air Liquide (France) where he gained industrial R&D experience working on Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilisation. In 2013, he moved to the University of Bath as a Whorrod Research Fellow. He is interested in the catalytic synthesis of sustainable polymers from renewable resources. In 2017, he was awarded with a Royal Society University Research Fellowship.


S5: Nanoscience of colloids, molecular materials and polymers for sustainable society

The symposium aims to provide a forum for the scientific community to exchange the knowledge and stimulate a crosstalk between research areas that are related to molecular nanomaterials, polymers, and colloidal systems. We invite contributions of original research that would address the aspect of the synthesis, advanced characterization and theoretical analysis of nanomaterials ranging from molecular and polymer to colloidal length-scales. We aim to exchange the knowledge on the applications of these emergent materials and sustainable chemical processes in the environmental, health and energy-related sectors.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Julio San Román del Barrio

Julio San Román del Barrio
Julio San Román is a Full Professor in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas and a Member of the European Society for Biomaterials ESB, since 1987 and of the Council of the Society since 2006. He is the Fellow of the Biomaterials Societies since 2004. He held the president position of Iberian Society for Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Polymer, and European Polymer Federation. The Scientific activities are centered in the study and development of polymer systems for biomedical applications, and specifically in Tissue Engineering, Polymer Drugs and Drug Delivery Systems. He has published more than 400 refereed articles in specialised journals of Polymer Science, Biomaterials, and the Biomedical field.


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Marek Grzelczak

Marek Grzelczak
Marek Grzelczak is an Ikerbasque Research Associate at the Donostia International Physics Center, San Sebastian where he leads the Colloidal Systems Chemistry Group. Her current research interests are synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis and biosensing. Marek Grzelczak was awarded with Young Researchers Award of Real Sociedad Española de Química in 2017.



Invited Speakers

  • Thuc-Quyen Nguyen . Novel Semiconducting Oligomers for Solution-Processed Organic Solar Cells
    University of California (Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Tomás Torres . Subphthalocyanines and related compounds: Singular aromatic non-planar molecules
    Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Markus Antonietti . Artificial photosynthesis with heterogeneous nanostructures
    Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Germany)
  • Prashant V. Kamat . From Quantum Dots to Perovskites. How Semiconductor Nanostructures Bring About Light Energy Conversion
    University of Notre Dame (USA)
  • Andreas Walther . Adaptive and Autonomous Bioinspired Materials Systems
    Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • Paul S. Weiss . Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts
    University of California (Los Angeles, USA)
  • Marcelo Calderón . Environment-Responsive Nanogels for Topical Protein Delivery: from protein replacement to needle-free vaccination
    Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT (Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

GECI Nano
CIC biomaGUNE GEP
ACS-ENERGY ACS NANO
DIPC
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Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Thuc-Quyen Nguyen
Thuc-Quyen Nguyen is Full Professor in the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids (CPOS) and the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her current research interests are electronic properties of conjugated polyelectrolytes, doping in organic semiconductors, charge transport in organic semiconductors and biofilms, bioelectronics, and device physics of organic solar cells, ratchets, transistors, and photodetectors. She is co-authored 220+ publications that received over 17,000 citations. She is a Scientific Editor of the Materials Horizons. Recognition for her research includes the 2006 NSF CAREER Award, the 2007 Harold Plous Award, the 2009 Alfred Sloan Research Fellows, the 2015 Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Award, the 2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


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Tomás Torres

Tomás Torres
Tomás Torres is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at UAM, and Associate Senior Scientist at IMDEA-Nanoscience. He has published over 470 articles and 41 patents (27 licensed). He was awarded with: JANSSEN CILAG prize for Organic Chemistry (2005), Research Prize and the Gold Medal of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (2013) and the Linstead Career Award in Phthalocyanine Chemistry by the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (2016). Professor Torres is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology, Russia, and by the University Miguel Hernández of Elche in 2016.


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Markus Antonietti

Markus Antonietti
Markus Antonietti is a professor at the University of Potsdam (Germany) and since 1993 the director for “Colloid Chemistry” at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. He made a significant contribution in the field of sustainable materials (porous polymers, biomimetic materials) for energy, CO2 remediation, clean water and green chemistry. He co-authored ca. 700 publications and 90 patents (h-index of 140). Recognition for his research includes (among others) Liebig Medal of the GdCh, Humboldt-Gay Lussac Award of the French Ministry of Sciences, Friedrich Bergius Award of the Evonik Co., Grignard-Wittig Award of the French Chemical Society, ERC Advance Grant and Goldschmidt-Elhuyar-Award of the Real Sociedad Espanola de Química. About 50 of his former Post-Docs hold leading Professorships world-wide.


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Prashant V. Kamat

Prashant V. Kamat
Prashant V. Kamat is a Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Radiation Laboratory and Concurrent Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Professor Kamat's research has made significant contribution in energy-oriented areas: (1) Photoinduced catalytic processes, (2) Light energy harvesting assemblies, (3) Utilization of carbon nanostructures as conducting scaffolds in solar cells and fuel cells, and (4) Environmental remediation using oxidation processes. Science Watch of ISI included him among the Top 100 chemists of the decade 2000-2010. Kamat was named by the American Chemical Society as the Editor-in-Chief of ACS Energy Letters and previously as deputy editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters.


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Andreas Walther

Andreas Walther
Andreas Walther is a Professor for Functional Polymers at the Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany. His research interests concentrate on developing and understanding hierarchical self-assembly concepts outside equilibrium based on (bio)macromolecular building blocks, and on using them to create active, adaptive and autonomous Material Systems. He has published more than 130 papers and has recently been awarded the Bayer Early Excellence in Science Award, the Reimund Stadler Young Investigator Award of the German Chemical Society, a BMBF NanoMatFutur Research Group, and an ERC Starting Grant.


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Paul S. Weiss

Paul S. Weiss
Paul S. Weiss is a nanoscientist and holds a UC Presidential Chair and is a distinguished professor of chemistry and of materials science at UCLA. He studies the ultimate limits of miniaturization, developing new tools and methods for atomic-resolution and spectroscopic imaging and chemical patterning. He applies these advances in other areas including neuroscience, microbiome studies, and high-throughput stem cell transfection. He has won awards in science, engineering, teaching, publishing, and communications. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, AAAS, ACS, AIMBE, APS, AVS, and Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is the founding and current editor-in-chief of ACS Nano.


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Paul S. Weiss

Rui L. Reis
Professor Rui L. Reis, PhD, DSc, Hon. Causa MD, FBSE, FTERM, member of NAE, FAIMBE, FEAMBES, is the Vice-President for Research and Innovation of University of Minho, Portugal, Director of the 3B’s Research Group and of the ICVS/3B´s Associate Laboratory of UMinho. He is also the CEO of the European Institute of Excellence on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, the Coordinator of the Discoveries Centre for Regenerative and Precision Medicine, Global President of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) and the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Wiley). He is a recognized World expert, with more 1065 published works listed on ISI Web of Knowledge, being also an inventor of around 60 patents.


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Marcelo Calderón

Marcelo Calderón
Marcelo Calderón is an Ikerbasque Research Professor at the Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT in San Sebastian, Spain. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2007 from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, under the supervision of Prof. Miriam Strumia. In 2007 he joined Prof. Rainer Haag at the Freie Universität Berlin for his postdoctoral work, where he pursued the synthesis of polymer-drug conjugates for delivery of drugs, genes, and imaging probes. In 2010-2018 he focused the research of his group as Assistant Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin toward the development of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles for nanomedicine.


S6: Synergies between Computational and Experimental Chemistry

Computational chemistry is a well-established discipline that has a fundamental role nowadays in the development, study and optimization of many chemical, physical and biological processes. The use of theoretical and computational models for the study of the properties of new materials, reaction mechanisms of catalytic reactions and in processes related to the chemistry of life, is nowadays a useful and transverse tool in many areas of chemical science. In this symposium we will focus on different relevant and state-of-the-art aspects of applied computational chemistry. One session will be devoted to each of the following fields:


  • Frontiers in Molecular Structure Theory
  • Reaction Mechanisms & Catalysis
  • Materials Chemistry & Design
  • Computational Biochemistry
  • Excited State Chemistry

SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Jesus M. Ugalde

Jesus M. Ugalde
Born in 1957 in Bergara, graduated in 1981, and got his PhD from the University of Valladolid in 1984. He made postdoctoral stays at ORNL, with Rufus Ritchie, and Cornell University with Roald Hoffmann. In 1994, he got his current position of Professor of Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country. He is the president of the Basque Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.


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Iñaki Tuñón

Iñaki Tuñón
Born in 1966, graduated in 1989 and obtained the PhD in Valencia (UVEG) in 1993 under the supervision of Prof. E. Silla. After a postdoc at the Université de Nancy under the supervision of Prof. J. L. Rivail he got a position at the UVEG where he is now Professor of Physical Chemistry and is leading a research group on the modelization of biochemical reactivity.



Invited Speakers

  • Fahmi Himo Quantum Chemical Modeling of Mechanisms and Selectivities in Homogeneous Catalysis
    Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • David de Sancho Synergy between theory, simulation and experiment for single-molecule protein folding
    EHU/UPV – DIPC (Spain)
  • Juan-Carlos Sancho-García Developing and Benchmarking New DFT Methods for Challenging Chemical Systems
    University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Dimitra Markovitsi Absorption of low energy UV radiation by DNA: excited states and reactivity
    University Paris-Saclay CNRS (France)
  • Barbara Kirchner Chemically active domains of liquids
    University of Bonn (Germany)

Sponsors of the Symposium

QuimComp DIPC Logo 
    Jovenes Investigadores Quimicos
DP GEQO Nanociencia
Hidratos Carbono
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Fahmi Himo

Fahmi Himo
Fahmi Himo did his undergraduate studies in physics at Stockholm University (1992-1995), where he also received his Ph.D. degree in 2000 (with Leif Eriksson and Per Siegbahn). He then spent two years at the Scripps Research Institute (with Louis Noodleman) and three years back in Sweden at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). 2005-2009 he was assistant professor at KTH before he moved to his current position as professor in quantum chemistry at Stockholm University. His work is concerned with quantum chemical modeling of both homogeneous and enzymatic catalysis.


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David de Sancho

David de Sancho
David de Sancho was trained as a biophysical chemist in San Pablo CEU and Complutense Universities. He did his PhD under the supervision of Antonio Rey at the Department of Chemical Physics of Complutense University. Then undertook postdoctoral work with Victor Muñoz at the Spanish Research Council and Robert Best in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge. He was able to return to Spain with the support of an Ikerbasque Research Fellowship at CIC nanoGUNE. Currently, he is a Ramón y Cajal Fellow in the Theoretical Chemistry Unit at the University of the Basque Country and the Donostia International Physics Center in Donostia-San Sebastián. He does computational work on protein dynamics. His main interest is trying to understand protein folding mechanisms via a quantitative comparison of theory, simulation and experimental observables.


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Juan-Carlos Sancho-García

Juan-Carlos Sancho-García
Juan-Carlos Sancho-García received (2001) a Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry at the University of Alicante. He later worked (2002–2004) as a Marie Curie Fellowship at the Laboratory for Chemistry of Novel Materials (Mons, Belgium). He obtained (2005) a tenured-track “Ramón y Cajal” Grant, becoming (2010) Professor in the Dept. of Physical Chemistry (Alicante, Spain). He also served as external scientific advisor for high-tech companies, such as the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and has led research projects uninterruptedly from 2004. His research is mostly focused on the development and application of DFT methods to challenging systems.


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Dimitra Markovitsi

Dimitra Markovitsi
Dimitra Markovitsi was born in 1954 in Athens, were she got her degree in Chemistry in 1978. She obtained the PhD degree in Chemistry at the Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg) in 1983. She is currently CNRS research director at the Université Paris-Saclay. Her research interests are focused on photochemistry and photophysics in condensed phase, energy and charge transfer in excited states and UV absortion in DNA.


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Barbara Kirchner

Barbara Kirchner
Barbara Kirchner obtained the PhD at University of Basel (Switzerland) for her work on MD-simulations, in 1999. She was a postdoc associate at the Max-Planck Institute of Festkörperforschung (Stuttgart/Germany) under the supervision of Prof. M. Parrinello, at the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, University Bochum (Germany) on the group of Prof. D. Marx, and at the University of Zürich (Switzerland) on the group of Prof. J. Hutter. She obtained her habilitation in 2006, at the University of Bonn, becoming professor of the University of Leipzig (Germany) in 2007. Since 2013, she is professor at the University of Bonn (Germany), where she develops her research activity, mostly focused on studying the chemistry of soft materials.


S7 BIOCHEMICAL REACTIONS IN CYTOMIMETIC MEDIA.CANCELED

This symposium has been canceled. The invited talks shown below are transferred to Symposium S1:


Invited Speakers

  • Ralf Richter "Multivalent interactions in biopolymer microphases - determinants of selectivity in nucleo-cytoplasmic transport"
    University of Leeds (UK)
  • Iván López-Montero "Rolling and Swinging with ATP synthases in lipid bilayers"
    Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
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Allen Minton

Allen Minton
Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1968. Postdoctoral studies at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovoth, Israel. Since 1970, he works at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. Chief of the Section on Physical Biochemistry, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases from 1992 until his retirement in 2016. He currently serves as Special Volunteer in that Institute.


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Ralf Richter

Ralf Richter
Dr. Richter is Associate Professor for Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the University of Leeds (UK). He holds an MSc in Physics (1999) and a PhD in Chemistry (2004). He has been postdoctoral fellow at Heidelberg University (Germany) and research group leader, in part funded by an ERC Starting Grant, at CIC biomaGUNE (Spain; 2007-18). Current research in the Richter Lab revolves around cellular communication, at the cell surface and glycocalyx and through the nuclear pore complex


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Dora Tang

Dora Tang
Master in Chemistry (2006) and PhD in Membrane Biophysics (2010) at the Imperial College London, UK. Postdoctoral research on proto-cellular chemistry (2011-2014) and synthetic biology (2014-2016) at the University of Bristol, UK. Since 2016, Junior Group Leader, Max Planck Institute Cellular Molecular Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany.


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Iván López-Montero

Iván López-Montero
Ivan López Montero completed his B.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2001. His PhD thesis (Paris 7, UAM) focused on lipid asymmetry of ceramides. He joined the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) in 2006 to study the mechanics of model lipid membranes. From 2013, he leads the Mitochondrial Membranes Lab (MML at UCM). The MML is interested on the out of equilibrium effects of rotating ATP synthases on their diffusive and self-organization properties.


S8: Chemistry in Neoteric and Alternative Solvents

The negative impact on the environment caused by the use of organic solvents derived from petroleum is well known. The use of solvents is inherent in chemical activity and, in accordance with the principles of Green Chemistry, the search for alternative solvents to reduce or eliminate the use of conventional organic solvents (volatile, toxic and flammable) has become a working area in full expansion. In this sense, water, ionic liquids, DESs, supercritical CO2 and bio-solvents (e.g. glycerol) are currently being actively investigated as alternatives to classical organic solvents. In this symposium, recent advances in the field, covering areas related to synthetic organic chemistry, catalysis, materials chemistry, or the development of water-soluble metal complexes for therapeutic applications, will be discussed.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Victorio Cadierno

Victorio Cadierno
Victorio Cadierno received his BSc (1992) and PhD (1996) degrees in Chemistry from the University of Oviedo. After spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination of CNRS (Toulouse, France), he returned to the University of Oviedo where he is currently Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. His research interests cover the chemistry of organometallic complexes and their applications in homogeneous catalysis.


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Antonio M. Romerosa

Antonio M. Romerosa
Antonio Manuel Romerosa was born in Granada (Spain), where graduated in Chemistry (1987). Currently he is Full Professor at the University of Almeria (Spain), being is main research interests the synthesis, characterization and study of new water-soluble metal complexes and the study of their properties. He is actually the responsible of the “Research Laboratory on Sustainable Chemistry” and of the laboratory “LIDiR”.



Invited Speakers

  • Diego J. Ramón DEStiny: From a simple solvent substitution to new opportunities
    University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Maurizio Peruzzini PTA-based chemistry: a versatile platform for coordination chemistry and catalysis in water
    National Research Council (Italy)

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Diego J. Ramón

Diego J. Ramón
Diego J. Ramón was born in Alicante (Spain) in 1965, and received his BSc (1988), MSc (1989) and PhD (1993) degrees from the University of Alicante. After spending two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the ETH in Zürich, he returned to the University of Alicante becoming associate professor in 2000, and promoted to full professor in 2010. Dr. Ramón has been visiting professor at University of Utrecht, Netherlands (2001). His interest is focused on organometallic and sustainable chemistry and asymmetric synthesis.


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Maurizio Peruzzini

Maurizio Peruzzini
Maurizio Peruzzini was born and studied chemistry in Florence. Currently he is Director of the Department of Chemical Sciences and Technologies of Materials of the CNR. He served as Chair elected of the Division of Inorganic Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society and received the "Nasini" prize 1993, and the French-Italian Prize 2011 by the Société Chimique de France. MP has lectured in more than 80 Universities worldwide and has given invited talks in more than 90 Conferences. He has coordinated several European and national research projects as well as industrial contracts.


S9: Teaching, History and Public Outreach of Chemistry: Celebrating the International Year of the Periodic Table.

The main objective of the symposium is to facilitate information, contrast opinions and share experiences on various aspects of didactics, history and the public outreach of chemistry, from the broadest possible perspective. It will include methodological aspects of teaching (promotion of active learning use of ICT, etc.) and about epistemology (what concepts should be taught?). It will also highlight the implications of scientific outreach in society and in teaching, and novelties in research in the history of science. Given that 2019 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements, special emphasis will be placed on its potential and its emblematic nature for science and society. This universal icon is key to teaching in the different stages of education and to understanding the history of science. In addition, it will also try to give relevance to the celebration of the centenary of the foundation of the IUPAC.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Inés Pellón González

Inés Pellón González
Inés Pellón González, BSc, PhD (UPV/EHU), Teacher & Researcher at UPV/EHU, specialized in History of Chemistry. She has published 8 books, 33 book chapters and 20 journal articles. She has participated in several Doctoral Programs, research projects and scientific meetings, and now is the President of the GEHCi (RSEQ).


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Gabriel Pinto Cañón

Gabriel Pinto Cañón
Gabriel Pinto, BSc, PhD (UCM), Full Professor at UPM, and specialized in History and Didactics of Sciences. He has published 170 papers in referred journals and he is a member of 7 editorial boards. Especially interested in STEM education in the different educational stages, he is Scientix Ambassador and president of the GEDHFyQ, common to the RSEF and RSEQ.



Invited Speakers

  • Pascual Román Polo 2019 Año Internacional de la Tabla Periódica de los Elementos Químicos
    University of the Basque Country (Spain)
  • Javier García Martínez El Año Internacional de la Tabla Periódica en el Centenario de la IUPAC
    University of Alicante (Spain)
  • Juan Quílez Pardo Definition and Units of Thermodynamic Quantities Introduced in General Chemistry Textbooks
    Jaume I University (Spain)
  • Antxon Anta Unanue Diseña tu propia tabla periódica
    German School San Alberto Magno (Spain)
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Pascual Román Polo

Pascual Román Polo
Pascual Román Polo, BSc, PhD (UPV/EHU), Full Professor & Researcher at UPV/EHU. He has researched about polyoxometallates, coordination compounds and metal-organic frameworks (MOF), as well as in didactics and history of science. He has published 9 books, and 245 papers in national and international journals. He has participated in several doctoral programs, research projects, and numerous scientific meetings. He is president of the Territorial Section of the Basque Country of the RSEQ.


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Javier García Martínez

Javier García Martínez
Javier García Martínez is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of the Molecular Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Alicante. He is a member of the Emerging Technologies Council of the World Economic Forum, the IUPAC Executive Committee and a Fellow of the RSC. He was recognized by the ACS with the Kathryn C. Hach Award as the best American entrepreneur in the chemical industry and with the Rey Jaime I Award for his discovery and commercialization of mesoporous zeolites.


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Juan Quílez Pardo

Juan Quílez Pardo
Juan Quílez Pardo, BSc, PhD (UV), Teacher & Researcher at UJI and IES Lluís Vives. His research interests are thermodynamics education, language of science and history of chemistry. He has published 8 books and 70 referred journal articles. He was involved in several in-service programs for secondary chemistry teachers.


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Antxon Anta Unanue

Antxon Anta Unanue
Antxon Anta Unanue has a Degree in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country and he is the head of the Science Department at the Deutsche Schule San Alberto Magno at San Sebastián. He is director and trainer of the College of Graduates and Doctors of Gipuzkoa and he takes part of the Editorial Board of the journal of science education ‘Alambique’. He has taught teacher training courses in different parts of Spain, and he has authored various publications on science projects.


S10: SUSTAINABLE ELECTROCHEMICAL ENGINEERING: ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES

Electrochemical engineering has proven to be a very interesting and sustainable solution for different environmental applications including the treatment of wastewater and contaminated soils, the generation and the storage of electrical energy, the sustainable manufacture of chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide, and the detection and the analysis of toxic substances, among many others. During this symposium, the most recent and significant advances in the use of electrochemical engineering systems for environmental applications will be presented and discussed. In addition, the remaining and future challenges will be also considered. This symposium is co-organized by the Chemical Engineering (GIQ) and the Electrochemical (ELE) groups of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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José Solla-Gullón

José Solla-Gullón
José Solla Gullón (Lugo, 1974) graduated in Chemistry from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1997) and doctor from the University of Alicante (2003). He is currently distinguished researcher at the Institute of Electrochemistry of the University of Alicante. He has published about 150 scientific publications and his h-index is 47 with more than 6300 citations. His research is focused on the synthesis, characterization, and electrocatalytic properties of size- and shape-controlled metal nanoparticles.


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Antonio Domínguez-Ramos

Antonio Domínguez-Ramos
Antonio Domínguez Ramos (Algeciras, 1982) graduated in Chemical Engineering in 2005 and PhD in Chemical Engineering by the University of Cantabria in 2010. Currently he holds a position of assistant professor (interim) in the University of Cantabria, teaching at graduate and master level. He is coauthor of 1 patent and 20 scientific publications. His h-index is 9 with more than 200 citations. His research is focused in the environmental sustainability assessment of processes by the use of the life cycle assessment methodology, including electrochemical processes.



Invited Speakers

  • Mehmet A. Oturan New Insights and Applications in Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation
    University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France)
  • Raquel Onandía de Dios Bringing value from the electrochemical industry: prospects and challenges of the chlorine production
    Inovyn (Spain)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

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Mehmet A. Oturan

Mehmet A. Oturan
His current research areas are the electrochemical advanced oxidation processes and their application to wastewater treatment/soil remediation. He supervised 42 PhD theses, published more than 200 articles, 3 books, 10 book chapters and presented more than 60 invited conferences/seminars at scientific congress or institutions. His current Web of Sci. h-index is 57 with more than 10 000 citations. He serves currently APCATB, Environ. Chem. Lett. Sust. Environ. Res. as Ass. Editor.


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Raquel Onandía de Dios

Raquel Onandía de Dios
Raquel Onandía de Dios (Torrelavega, 1976), a professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the chemical industry. After several career stages in various plants of the Solvay group, linked to the chlorine production process, at present she is in charge of the vinyl chloride production and utilities units at the Inovyn Spain plant in Martorell. Inovyn (an INEOS company) is one of the world’s top three vinyl producers, including their portfolio of general purpose vinyls, specialty vinyls, organic chlorine derivatives and chlor-alkali. Raquel holds a Doctoral Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cantabria (2016), a Chemical Engineering Master’s Degree in “Sustainable Production and Consumption” (2010) and a GMP from the IESE (2018). Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Cantabria.


S11: Advanced Inorganic Systems

This symposium proposed as a meeting point between the RSEQ specialized groups of "Inorganic Chemistry", "Crystallography and Crystal Growth" and "Solid State Chemistry" seeks to bring together researchers with shared interests in the synthesis, characterization and development of inorganic systems with applications in different technological fields. The aim is to provide an overview of the current state of the art in advanced inorganic systems, taking into account the advances made in the synthesis techniques, the structural and morphological studies and the analysis of the properties of the materials. We hope to generate an environment conducive to the creation of synergies and collaborations between groups belonging to related areas but with very diverse scientific capabilities and experience.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Oscar Castillo

Oscar Castillo
Oscar Castillo was born in Vitoria, Spain, in 1974. He obtained his PhD from the Basque Country University in 2001, where he is member of the academic staff since then. He is author of over 130 papers (h = 31) in the areas of Inorganic Chemistry and Crystallography. His interest topics include the supramolecular assembly of discrete polynuclear metal-organic entities and the implementation of solvent-free approach into Coordination Chemistry.


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Idoia Ruiz de Larramendi

Idoia Ruiz de Larramendi
Dr. Idoia Ruiz de Larramendi received her PhD in Chemistry in 2007 from the University of the Basque Country. She undertook internships at CINSO—CONICET (Argentina) and the Institut de Chemie de la Matière Condensée—CNRS (France). She is currently working as associate professor in Inorganic Chemistry at the UPV/EHU. Her research interests have been focused on the control of the microstructure of materials to improve their efficiency in SOFC devices and metal-air batteries.



Invited Speakers

  • Francesc Teixidor Is there stable one electron reversible redox chemistry beyond ferrocene?: The sandwich metallacarboranes
    Institute of Material Science of Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC (Spain)
  • Smail Triki Cooperative systems based on triazole ligands
    University of Western Brittany (France)
  • Sara Bals Electron Tomography of Metallic Nanoparticles: From 2D to 3D to...4D
    University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Jérôme Lhoste Fluorinated Materials: Synthesis, characterization and applications
    University of Le Mans (France)
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Francesc Teixidor

Francesc Teixidor
Francesc Teixidor was graduated in Chemistry in 1975, M.S (1976) and PhD (1979) in Chemistry from UAB. Post Doc stay (1979-1982) at the University of Michigan (USA). Assistant Professor (1982-1987) at UAB. Associate Professor at ICMAB-CSIC (1987), Research Professor in 1999. He is interested in Boron cluster chemistry and their possibilities as alternatives to organic compounds. Organizer of the Euroboron meetings and Chairman of IMEBORON and HALCHEM. He is author of over 380 papers.


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Smail Triki

Smail Triki
Research. Head of the group “Switchable and polyfunctional materials”: design of switchable and luminescent materials. Publications: 125; h-index: 31, 3005 citations. Teaching. General chemistry, Inorganic and coordination chemistry including molecular materials, magnetism, spectroscopies, and magneto-structural correlations. Others. Deputy director of the regional doctoral school ED3M.


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Sara Bals

Sara Bals
The research of Sara Bals focuses on electron tomography of nanostructures, even with atomic resolution. She received her PhD degree (2003) from the University of Antwerp where she is a Full Professor. She is the author of more than 270 contributions (h-index = 40). In 2013, she received an ERC Starting Grant concerning 3D characterisation of nanostructures. In 2016, she became "Laureate of the Academy for Natural Sciences". In 2017, she received the title of “Francqui Research Professor”.


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Jérôme Lhoste

Jérôme Lhoste
Jérôme Lhoste is assistant professor at the Department of Inorganic Materials of the University of Le Mans (France) since 2010. His research is focused on the preparation by microwaves heating and characterization of new oxy/fluorides compounds for active electrode materials in Li-ion battery and gas storage applications.


S12: LIGHT SYMPOSIUM: LIGHT CONTROLLED MATERIALS AND PROCESSES: FROM MEDICINE TO ARTIFICIAL PHOTOSYNTHESIS

One of the most crucial challenges in this century is the integration of renewable energy in industrial processes. Thus, the Light would then become a powerful tool for a plethora of applications in chemistry, physics, medicine, energy and in the fight against climate change.
This symposium focuses on the last advances on the use of sunlight as the energy source for applications such as chemical synthesis, theragnosis and energy generation and storage. The contributions will highlight this vast variety of approaches and their valued potential, which has made research on photonic processes a priority in R&D programmes worldwide.
The symposium will hold a multidisciplinary audience where renowned scientists and young researchers will present their most relevant results and will showcase the state of the art and the last cutting edge advances in fields such as organic synthesis, medicine, energy, catalysis, nanomaterials and in the development of novel devices and reactor designs.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Víctor A. de la Peña O´Shea

Víctor A. de la Peña O´Shea
Head of Photoactivated Process Unit at IMDEA Energy Institute. His research interest is focused on the development of multifunctional materials and devices applied to energetic and environmental technologies, such as sustainable fuels and chemicals production. He is involved in the reaction mechanism elucidation combining theoretical and in-situ characterization tools. Chair of the CO2 uses group in the Spanish technological platform of CO2 and coordinator of the Spanish network of solar-fuels.


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Diego Sampedro Ruiz

Diego Sampedro Ruiz
Diego Sampedro received his PhD degree (2001) from the Universidad de La Rioja (UR). After a postdoctoral stay in the Università di Siena, he returned to Spain as Assistant Professor. In 2004 he obtained a ‘‘Ramón y Cajal’’ research contract in the UR and since 2009 he is Associate Professor. His research interests include different aspects of organic photochemistry, usually combining computational and experimental approaches with a focus on photoprotectors and molecular photoswitches.



Invited Speakers

  • Burkhard König . Photoredox Catalysis: Organic Synthesis with Visible Light
    University of Regensburg (Germany)
  • Pau Gorostiza . Photochromic Antifolate for Light-Activated Cancer Chemotherapy
    Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain)
  • James Durrant . Photochemical studies of approaches to artificial photosynthesis
    Imperial College London (UK)
  • Thomas Bein . From Light Harvesting to Photoelectrochemistry - Optoelectronic Processes in Covalent Organic
    Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy LMU Munich (Germany)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

It has the explicit support of several specialized groups of the RSEQ:


  • Photochemistry Group
  • Organic Chemistry Group
  • Biological Chemistry Group
  • Nanoscience and Molecular Materials Group
  • Crystallography and Crystal Growth
  • Electrochemistry
  • History of science
  • Chemical engineering
  • Young Chemical Researchers
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Polymers

Most of these specialized groups have committed their financial support in the form of collaboration in the registration of young members.


The Specialized Group of Photochemistry has contributed direct financial support to the expenses of invited speakers.

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While the GE3C group has contributed through the granting of two scholarships to young researchers.

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The symposium is co-organized jointly with the Network of Excellence of Solar Fuels (FOTOFUEL). Fotofuel Network (ENE2016-82025-REDT) financed by MCIU / AEI.

MCIU AEI

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Burkhard König

Burkhard König
Burkhard König received his doctorate in 1991 from the University of Hamburg. He continued his scientific education as a postdoctoral fellow in the Australian National University and Stanford University. Since 1999 he is full professor of organic chemistry at the University of Regensburg. His current research interests focus on the development of synthetic receptors for the recognition of biological target structures and the application of visible light chemical photocatalysis for organic synthesis.


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Pau Gorostiza

Pau Gorostiza
Pau Gorostiza graduated in physics at the University of Barcelona, where he also obtained his PhD. He has visited the CNRS and the University Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris and the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently ICREA Research Professor at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia. He has published more than 100 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including several highly cited review articles in optogenetics and photopharmacology.


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James Durrant

Thomas Bein
received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Hamburg (Germany) and the Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 1984. He continued his studies as Visiting Scientist at the DuPont Central Research and Development Department in Wilmington, DE (USA). From 1986 to 1991 he was Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque (USA). In 1991 he joined Purdue University (Indiana) as Associate Professor, and was promoted to Full Professor of Chemistry in 1995. In 1999 he was appointed Chair of Physical Chemistry at the University of Munich (LMU), where he also served as Director of the Department of Chemistry. He has recently won an ERC Advanced Grant entitled “Electroactive Donor-Acceptor Covalent Organic Frameworks”. Presently he is the Coordinator of the DFG Excellence Cluster “Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM)”, as well as Co-Coordinator of the newly funded Excellence Cluster “e-conversion”. Bibliographic data: Over 430 publications, over 26.000 citations, h=90 (WoS). His current research interests cover the synthesis and physical properties of functional nanostructures, with an emphasis on porous materials for targeted drug delivery and nanostructured materials for solar energy conversion.


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James Durrant

James Durrant
Professor of Photochemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London and Sêr Cymru Solar Professor, College of Engineering University of Swansea. His research addresses the photochemistry of new materials for solar energy conversion, publishing more than 425 papers (h=110). He founded the UK’s Solar Fuels Network and was Deputy Director of Imperial’s Energy Futures Laboratory. He was awarded with the RSC Environment and Tilden Prizes and was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.


S13: Preparation and characterization of membranes in emerging applications

Membrane technology has been long proposed as a sustainable alternative for chemical processes intensification. Although there are some commercial membranes available, in recent challenges such as CO2 capture and utilization (CCU) and energy storage, membranes are not found yet out of bench or pilot scale. The main reason is the uncertainty on the reproducibility of fabrication and performance of the advanced membrane materials they are comprised.
This symposium will gather specialists from all the disciplines affecting membrane technology development, from fundamental to applied sciences, so that membranes constitute a real solution to challenges of general interest for the sustainable development of 21st century’ society.
This symposium counts with the participation of professionals and researchers in companies and universities, with a wide experience on the synthesis, characterization and commercialization of membranes for relevant sustainable processes intensification.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Clara Casado Coterillo

Clara Casado Coterillo
Associate researcher at the Universidad de Cantabria (UC). She worked in research centers on advanced materials and membrane processes in France, The Netherlands and Japan. She came back to Spain in 2007 with a “Juan de la Cierva” contract at the Universidad de Zaragoza, and finally, in 2012, she joined the UC with a senior researcher “Ramón y Cajal” grant. Her research focuses on the development of membrane separation technologies for CO2 separation and energy-efficient processes.


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Oana David

Oana David
Oana David, is PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Cantabria, Spain. Her PhD thesis was completed in membrane technology in the Advanced Separation Processes Group. From 2012 to 2015, she was a post-doctoral researcher in the Chemical Process Engineering group, AVT - Aachener Verfahrenstechnik, RWTH Aachen University. Since 2015 she is working as Researcher, in charge of polymeric membrane development, in Membrane Technology and Process Intensification Group, Tecnalia, Spain.



Invited Speakers

  • Daniel Bergamir . Transferring Membrane Polymer Properties into Gas Separation Process Performance
    Evonik Fibres GmbH (Austria)
  • Javier Pérez-Ramírez . Transformative Chemistry for a Sustainable Future
    ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
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Jörg Balster

Daniel Bergamir
Dr. Daniel Bergmair studied Physics in Linz, Austria, specializing on “Super-resolution optical microscopy on biological membranes” Has his PhD in Netherlands at “Wetsus – European center of excellence for sustainable water technology” supervised by the TU Eindhoven on the topic “Design of system for humidity harvesting using water vapor selective membranes”. Since 2015, working for the Evonik Fibres GmbH in Austria, for the SEPURAN® products in application technology as expert for membrane processes for gas separation.


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Javier Pérez-Ramírez

Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Javier Pérez-Ramírez studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Alicante and his PhD at Delft University of Technology in 2002. After working at Norsk Hydro, Yara Int. and ICIQ before he joined ETH-Zürich as Professor of Catalysis Engineering in 2010. His research focuses on the design of catalytic materials in challenges as the conversion of renewables, CO2 and natural gas to valuable products. He has been recognized with the Otto-Roelen, EFCATS Young Researcher, Beilby and RSC Sustainable Energy awards.


S14: Artificial Metalloenzymes and Protein Design: Applications in Catalysis.

There have been significant advances in the development of biomolecular catalysts for chemical applications. At the same time, the use of chemical tools to develop artificial bio-inspired catalysts to work in biological environments has also resulted in interesting progresses. The advances from these two fields have converged in an area of emerging research at the intersection of organometallic catalysis, biomolecular engineering and chemical biology. This research promises fruitful results in future design of artificial hybrid systems for novel applications in catalysis, drug discovery and chemical biology.
In this multidisciplinary symposium, we offer to those scientists that work at the chemistry-biology interface to meet, learn, exchange and discuss along the most recent advances on metalloenzymes and protein designs focusing our attention towards catalytic applications. We included six invited lectures by leading researchers in the field, 8 oral communications and 12 flash.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Montserrat Diéguez

Montserrat Diéguez
Montserrat Diéguez got her Ph.D. in 1997 at the Rovira i Virgili University (URV). She was post-doc at Yale University with Prof. R.H. Crabtree. Since 2011 she is full Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (URV). She got the Distinction from the Generalitat de Catalunya in 2004 and in 2008 from the URV. She got the ICREA Academia Prize in 2009 and 2015. Her research interests are catalysis, combinatorial synthesis, artificial metalloenzymes and catalytic conversions of renewable feedstocks.


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Jean-Didier Maréchal

Jean-Didier Maréchal
Jean-Didier Maréchal got his B.Sc and M.Sc. degrees in Chemistry at the ENS de Paris ULM and a double PhD in Chemistry with a Marie Curie trainee Fellowship (2002 UAB and the Université Paris-Sud). After post-doctoral experiences in Leicester, Manchester and Paris, he came back to Spain and now leads the InSilichem group at the UAB (2006). Jean-Di(dier) main fields of research are the computational design of artificial metalloenzymes, natural and synthetic metallopeptides and (metallo)drugs. He is also involved in software development being mainly TANGRAM (an integrative computational framework for computational chemistry) and GaudiMM (a novel platform for 3D molecular sketching).



Invited Speakers

  • Jan-Erling Bäckvall Biomimetic Catalysis in Green Organic Transformations
    Stockholm University (Sweden)
  • Thomas R. Ward Artificial Metalloenzymes for in vivo Catalysis: Challenges and Opportunities
    University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • Paul C. J. Kamer Development of artificial metalloenzymes: palladium catalyzed C-C coupling reactions, rhodium hydroformylases and oxidative cleavage
    Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (Rostock, Germany)
  • José L. Mascareñas Implementing transition-metal catalysis in biological settings
    University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
  • Gerard Roelfes Artificial (metallo-)enzymes: design and application
    University of Groningen (The Netherlands)
  • Asier Unciti-Broceta Palladium-mediated local chemotherapy: synthesis of cytotoxic agents by bioorthogonal catalysis in and outside cancer cells
    University of Edinburgh (UK)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

GEQO VER QFI UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA
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Jan-Erling Bäckvall

Jan-Erling Bäckvall
Jan-Erling Bäckvall got his Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, in 1975. He was a post-doc at MIT with Prof. Sharpless. He was appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry at Uppsala University in 1986. In 1997 he moved to Stockholm University where he is Professor of Organic Chemistry. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, and Academia Europeae. His research includes transition metal-catalyzed organic transformations, biomimetic oxidations, and enzyme catalysis.


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Thomas R. Ward

Thomas R. Ward
Thomas R. Ward received his diploma in Chemistry in 1987 from the University of Fribourg and his PhD from the ETHZ (1991, Profs Venanzi and Seebach). Then followed two postdocs in the groups of Prof. R. Hoffmann (Cornell University) and Prof. C. Floriani (University of Lausanne). He obtained his Venia Legendi in 1999 from the University of Berne and moved to the University of Neuchâtel in Fall 2000 as full professor of Bioinorganic chemistry. He moved to the University of Basel in March 2008. The group’s research is centered on the exploitation of proteins as host for organometallic moieties with applications in catalysis as well as in nanobiotechnology.


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Paul C. J. Kamer

Paul C. J. Kamer
Paul C. J. Kamer got his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Utrecht in 1987. He was a post-doc at Caltech and at the University of Leiden. In 1990 he moved to the University of Amsterdam and in 2005 to the University of St Andrews. In 2017 he completed his Brexit and moved to LIKAT, Rostock in Germany. His research interests are homogeneous catalysis, organometallic chemistry, combinatorial synthesis, artificial metalloenzymes and catalytic conversions of renewable feedstocks.


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José L. Mascareñas

José L. Mascareñas
José L. Mascareñas got his PhD in 1988, at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He was a postdoct in Stanford University in 1989 and 1990, and Harvard 1992 and 1995, and visiting professor (summer) in Cambridge 2009, and MIT in 2013. He is full professor in Chemistry in the University of Santiago since 2005. He has received the gold medal of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry in 2015, and is member of the European Academy of Sciences since 2016. His research interests include transition metal catalysis, chemical biology of biosupramolecular chemistry.


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Gerard Roelfes

Gerard Roelfes
Gerard Roelfes obtained his PhD in 2000 from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands under the guidance of Prof. Ben L. Feringa, in collaboration with Prof. L. Que Jr. (University of Minnesota) and Unilever research. He then was a post-doc with Prof. Donald Hilvert at the ETH-Zürich (Switzerland). In 2003 he returned to the University of Groningen where he is now full Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry & Catalysis. His research interests include artificial (metallo-) enzymes, bio-orthogonal catalysis and catalytic chemistry in the living cell.


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Asier Unciti-Broceta

Asier Unciti-Broceta
Asier is Chair of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, where he created and lead the Innovative Therapeutic Lab in search for new chemical strategies to improve the efficacy and safety of cancer treatments. Asier is an Elected Member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland and has received several honours, among which highlight the RSC Young Industrialist of the Year Award 2012, the EPSRC Healthcare Technology Challenge Award 2015 and the RSE Patrick Neill Medal 2016.


S15: TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES BEARING N-HETEROCYCLIC AND MESOIONIC CARBENE LIGANDS (NHCs AND MICs): STRUCTURES, MATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS

N-heterocyclic and mesoionic carbene ligands (NHCs and MICs) rank among the most powerful tools in organic and inorganic chemistry. The increasing use of these ligands arises from their extraordinary stereoelectronic versatility, their chemical stability and their capability to incorporate a wide variety of additional functional groups. The preparation of the NHC-based Grubbs’ second generation and related catalysts for metathesis reactions, which was recognized with the award of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2005, undoubtedly contributed to their popularity. Their ever-increasing applications range from the preparation of homogenous catalysts, photosensitizers and materials with biological activity to the preparation of the most sophisticated metallosupramolecular assemblies. This symposium intends to give an overview of the apparently limitless applications of this class of ligands, trying to highlight the most recent and innovative ones.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

  • Gregorio Guisado Barrios
    Institute of Advanced Materials INAM, Universitat Jaume I (Castellón de la Plana, Spain)
  • Macarena Poyatos
    Institute of Advanced Materials INAM, Jaume I University (Castellón de la Plana, Spain)
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Gregorio Guisado Barrios

Gregorio Guisado Barrios
Gregorio graduated in Chemistry in 2003 at the Univ. of Burgos, Spain. He was awarded his PhD (2010) at St. Andrews University (Scotland, UK) under the supervision of Dr. Richens. He worked as post-doc in the groups of Prof. Kamer (St. Andrews, UK) and Prof. Bertrand (California San Riverside, US). Currently, he works as “Juan de la Cierva” fellow at Jaume I University (Castellon, Spain) in Prof. Peris group. His research interest focuses on the synthesis of NHC and MIC ligands for the preparation of improved catalysts and coordination cages.


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Macarena Poyatos Lorenzo

Macarena Poyatos
Macarena graduated in Chemistry in 2001 at Jaume I Univ. (Castellón, Spain). She received her PhD degree working with Prof. Peris. She worked as a post-doc with Dr. Bellemin-Laponnaz (Univ. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg) and Prof. Crabtree (Yale Univ., US). In 2010, she was awarded a Ramón y Cajal contract. Since 2015, she is a lecturer at Jaume I Univ., where she works in the design of NHC-based homogeneous catalysts and luminescent materials.



Invited Speakers

  • Beatriz Royo Cantabrana . Manganese N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes in Catalysis
    Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • Kenneth Wärnmark . Harvesting Sunlight and Beyond using Iron Carbene Complexes
    Lund University (Sweden)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

GEQO MOLECULES
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Beatriz Royo Cantabrana

Beatriz Royo Cantabrana
Beatriz Royo graduated in Chemistry at University of Alcalá (Spain) and received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Sussex (UK) in 1993 working with Prof. Lappert. After four years in University of Alcalá as Assistant Professor, she moved to the ITQB (Lisbon, Portugal) to join the group of Prof. Romão. Since 2004, she is the head of the Organometallic Catalysis group at the ITQB. Her current research interests focus on bio-relevant metal-based compounds for catalytic and biological applications.


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Kenneth Wärnmark

Kenneth Wärnmark
Kenneth Wärnmark obtained his undergraduate degree from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, in 1987. He obtained his PhD in 1994 from KTH with Prof. Moberg. He did his post-doc at Université de Strasbourg (1994-1996) with Prof. Lehn. Since 2010, he is Full Professor of organic chemistry at Lund University (Sweden). His research interests comprise Tröger’s base chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and iron complexes for solar energy conversion.


S16: METAL-ORGANIC (MOFs) AND ORGANIC (COFs) FRAMEWORKS

Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs) are new types of porous materials based on the self-assembly of organic-inorganic (MOFs) and organic-organic (COFs) prearranged synthons. The variety of synthons as well as synthetic conditions (and/or postsynthetic modifications) can lead to the production of porous materials a la carte with adsorbent and/or catalytic properties that exceed in many aspects to classical porous materials. This field of research is moving very fast, evolving from the initial interest on the synthesis and characterization of these systems to the formation of advanced materials with exotic properties (Science, 2013, 341, 1230444; Science, 2015, 348, 988; 148; Nature, 2015, 520, 9) and their transferrence to the technology sector. This symposium aims to give an overview of the current state of the art of this field as well as its future prospects.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Daniel Maspoch

Daniel Maspoch
Daniel Maspoch is an ICREA Research Professor at ICN2. He is a chemist who has always maintained a rewarding balance between fundamental and applied research in the fields of porous MOFs and delivery systems. He is author of over 120 manuscripts (> 6000 citations and h = 37) and 5 book chapters. He has also filed 10 patents (4 licensed), signed 4 technology transfer contracts, and is co-founder of the spin-off company Ahead Therapeutics. In 2014, he got a prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.



Invited Speakers

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Michael Zaworotko

Michael Zaworotko
Professor Michael Zaworotko currently serves as Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering & Science Foundation of Ireland Research Professor at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Research activities have focused upon fundamental and applied aspects of crystal engineering since 1990. Currently, metal-organic materials (MOMs), especially microporous and nanoporous sorbents, and multi-component pharmaceutical materials (MPMs) such as cocrystals, hydrates and ionic cocrystals are of particular interest. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Crystal Growth & Design.


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Rob Ameloot

Rob Ameloot
Prof. Rob Ameloot obtained his PhD with Prof. D. E. De Vos (KU Leuven) in 2011. Afterwards he moved to the US, to work in the group of Prof. J. R. Long at UC Berkeley. Since Oct 2014, he is active as a research professor (BOF-ZAP) at KU Leuven. His main research interests are porous materials including metal-organic frameworks, crystal engineering, thin films, new materials for microelectronics, and 3D printing.


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Félix Zamora

Félix Zamora
Felix Zamora is Professor at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), research associate member of IMDEA Nanoscience Foundation, Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences (IAdChem), and Condensed Matter Physics Institute Center (IFIMAC). His research lines are focused on COFs, 2D-materials and coordination polymers. He is cofounder of Nanoinnova Technologies (www.nanoinnova.com). He has been recently awarded by the RSEQ with Research Excellence Award in 2015.


S17: π-Conjugated carbon nanostructures and 2D materials

The symposia is devoted to π-conjugated organic compounds and materials, as well as, to 2D semiconducting materials, considering all viewpoints (synthesis, properties and applications).
Within this broad scope, carbon nanostructures constitute a remarkable family, fashioned by fullerene C60, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene. Furthermore, the chemical synthesis of nanographenes and other π-conjugated molecular systems is a related hot topic in the search for novel advanced materials with optoelectronic applications.
2D semiconducting materials such as molybdenum disulfide, boron nitride or black phosphorus, also exhibit notable electronic, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. Since the chemical modification and properties of these 2D materials are in somehow similar to those observed in CNTs or graphene, this kind of systems are as well within the aim of the symposia.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Mª Ángeles Herranz

Mª Ángeles Herranz
Associate Professor of Chemistry at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) from 2009. She obtained her PhD from UCM in 2001 and carried out postdoctoral stays at University of Miami (USA, 2001) and at Clemson University (USA, 2002-2004), before joining the group of Prof. Nazario Martín at UCM holding a Ramón & Cajal position in 2004. Her research work (ORCID: 0000-0001-9155-134X) focus currently on the chemistry, electronic and chiroptical properties of carbon nanostructures.


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Gema de la Torre

Gema de la Torre
Associate Professor of Chemistry at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) from 2008. She obtained her PhD from the same university in 1998. Following postdoctoral stays with Prof. W. Blau at the Trinity College (2000–2001) and Prof. N. Martín at UCM (2001–2002), she joined Prof. T. Torres’ group at UAM. Her current research interests (ORCID: 0000-0002-4585-9746) are the synthesis and optoelectronic properties of hybrid materials based on chromophores and carbon nanostructures.



Invited Speakers

  • Xinliang Feng . Polymer synthesis enabled by interfaces: Towards a world of organic 2D materials
    Technical University of Dresden (Germany)
  • Alicia Forment-Aliaga . MoS2 composites: molecular tools to tune 2D materials
    Institute of Molecular Science of Valencia (Spain)
  • Araceli G. Campaña . Saddle-helix hybrid nanographenes with new optical properties
    University of Granada (Spain)
  • Nazario Martín . Synthetic Molecular Nanographenes by Design
    Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Alberto Bianco . Multifunctional carbon nanomaterials
    University of Strasbourg (France)
  • Irena G. Stará . Helical Aromatics: Their Synthesis and Properties
    Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Prague, Czech Republic)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

JIQ GEMAN
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Xinliang Feng

Xinliang Feng
Head of the Chair of Molecular Functional Materials at Technische Universität Dresden. He obtained his PhD degree from the Polymers Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (2008), where was distinguished group leader (2012). His current scientific interests include π-conjugated system, graphene, graphene nanoribbons and 2D polymers (ORCID: 0000-0003-3885-2703). He has been awarded several prestigious prizes, the most recent: Small Young Innovator Award (2017), Hamburg Science Award (2017), EU-40 Materials Prize (2018).


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Alicia Forment-Aliaga

Alicia Forment-Aliaga
PhD on Molecular Magnetism at University of Valencia (UV). She worked in Molecular Electronics as a postdoctoral researcher (2004-2008) at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid Sate Research (Prof. K. Kern). Since 2008 she is a researcher at the Molecular Science Institute (ICMol-UV) in Prof. E. Coronado’s group. Her scientific interests focused on molecular surface engineering for spintronics and the chemical functionalization of 2D materials for their integration in hybrid devices (DOI: 0000-0003-0742-0457).


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Araceli G. Campaña

Araceli G. Campaña
She obtained her PhD at Granada University and after a short postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. D. J. Cárdenas at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in 2010 joined the group of Prof. D. A. Leigh (University of Edinburgh) to work as a postdoctoral researcher on Molecular Machines. Since 2015, she is a Ramón & Cajal researcher at Granada University where she initiated her independent career and received an ERC-Starting Grant. Her current research interests focus on curved distorted aromatics (ORCID: 0000-0001-5483-5642).


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Nazario Martín

Nazario Martín
Full professor at University Complutense of Madrid and vice-director of IMDEA-Nanoscience Institute. Dr. h.c. by La Havana and Castilla La Mancha Universities, his research interests are focused on molecular and supramolecular chemistry of carbon nanostructures in the context of chirality, electron transfer, photovoltaic applications and nanoscience (ORCID: 0000-0002-5355-1477). He received an ERC-Advanced Grant (Chirallcarbon). He is currently the President of the Confederation of Scientific Societies of Spain (COSCE).


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Maurizio Prato

Alberto Bianco
He received his PhD in 1995 from the University of Padova (Italy). He is currently Research Director at the CNRS in Strasbourg. His research interests focus on the design of multifunctional carbon-based nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene and adamantane) for therapeutic, diagnostic and imaging applications. In 2017 he was elected Fellow of the European Academy of Science. He is co-author of over 250 papers. He is also in the Advisory Board of Nanomedicine, Nanotechnology Reviews and the Journal of Peptide Science. Since 2011 he is Editor of the journal Carbon (ORCID: 0000-0002-1090-296X).


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Irena G. Stará

Irena G. Stará
Senior Scientist & Project Leader at the Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry CAS (IOCB, Prague). She has previous experience as Postdoctoral fellow (Prof. W. Oppolzer, Université de Genève, 1993-1994), Research assistant (Prof. P. Kočovský, University of Glasgow, 2000-2001) and Visiting Professor (University of Burgundy, 2007 and Tokyo University of Science, 2016). Her current interest involve the synthesis and properties of π-electron systems, on-surface chemistry and molecular electronics.


S18: From Chemistry to Nanomedicine

Nanomedicine is the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology to the study, detection, prevention and treatment of diseases. Among the scientific disciplines that contribute to its development (such as medicine, physics or biology), chemistry plays a central role, since the employed materials prepared or modified by chemical methods. Due to the multidisciplinary and transversal nature of nanomedicine, chemists from practically all specialties contribute to its development. In this symposium the attendance of chemists from the different specialized groups is expected to show the preparation and evaluation of systems for the detection and treatment of diseases where nanostructures play an important role.
It is worth reminding that Spain is a reference in this field, being the third country in the world, after the USA and China, in number of publications in nanomedicine. Much of these publications are due to chemical research groups.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Álvaro Somoza

Álvaro Somoza
Álvaro Somoza obtained his PhD in Chemistry at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid working on total synthesis of natural products. As postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and IRB Barcelona study the effect of modified siRNA in RNA interferente. In 2009 joined IMDEA Nanociencia and in 2014 was promoted to Research Professor where he is developing a variety of projects on Nanomedicine using modified oligonucleotides and nanoparticles.


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Gorka Salas

Gorka Salas
Gorka Salas obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the Universidad de Valladolid working on the topic of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. Then, in Toulouse (LCC) and Lyon (LCOMS), he studied the synthesis of metal nanoparticles in ionic liquids for their use in catalysis. Since 2011, Gorka is a researcher at IMDEA Nanoscience, where he currently leads the Magnetic Nanoparticles Lab, and his research is mainly focus on the biomedical applications of inorganic nanoparticles.



Invited Speakers

  • Jaume Veciana . Quatsomes: Novel Multifunctional Supramolecular Nanovesicles for Drug Delivery and Bioimaging Applications
    Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona ICMAB-CSIC/CIBER-BBN (Spain)
  • María J. Blanco Prieto . Nanomedicines for the treatment of pediatric osteosarcoma
    University of Navarra (Spain)
  • Avi Schroeder . Precision Cancer Nanomedicines and Nanoimmunotherapies: design principles and applications
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

Imdea Excelencia
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Jaume Veciana

Jaume Veciana
Full Professor at the Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB-CSIC, group leader at CIBER-BBN, and scientific director of the Large Facility ICTS NANBIOSIS. His research interests are focused on molecular functional materials, molecular nanoscience, and nanomedicine. He has co-authored more than 500 journal articles and book chapters, 16 international patents licenced in several countries. He has won the Solvay Award (2001), the RSEQ Medal (2004) the DuPont Award (2005).


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María J. Blanco Prieto

María J. Blanco Prieto
Maria J. Blanco-Prieto is Full Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Navarra. She is the author of more than 125 research papers and book chapters, 4 editorials, 5 patents and over 160 communications at scientific conferences, many of them as invited speaker. She has been responsible of more than 25 competitive research projects and she is expert for the European Commission for nanomedicines. Her research in drug delivery has won her numerous awards.


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Avi Schroeder

Avi Schroeder
Avi Schroeder is an Assistant Professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology where he heads the Laboratory for Targeted Drug Delivery and Personalized Medicine Technologies. His research is focused on targeting metastatic cancer with nanotechnology, and on constructing miniature medical devices. Avi is the author of more than 45 research papers, inventor of 17 patents, co-founder of several startup companies, and the recipient of more than 25 national and international awards.


S19: Natural Products, from the genome to the production of bioactive molecules

This Symposium is focus to all aspects of research having to do with natural products chemistry (NP). Abstracts are invited under the following categories: 1) Study of new natural molecules of terrestrial and marine origin - bioactivity. 2) Synthesis of natural products and their derivatives. 3) New extraction and separation methods. 4) Dereplication, Metabolomics, and Rational approaches to Bioprospecting. 5) Advances in Structural Elucidation. 6) Biosynthesis of natural products. 7) Chemical Ecology. 8) Biotransformation and biocatalysis. 9) Biotechnology of NP: Production and applications. 10) Use of NP in the synthesis of compounds with applications.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Carlos Jiménez González

Carlos Jiménez González
Carlos Jiménez is full Professor from Universidad de A Coruña. He received his PhD from the Univ. of Santiago de Compostela (1988) and did two Post-Doctorate stays in California (1988-1991) with Drs. P. Crews (UCSC) and A. Tramontano (Scripps, La Joya). His research is focused on the isolation, structure elucidation and synthesis of bioactive natural products, new applications of NMR techniques and new treatments against fish pathogenic bacteria based on the iron uptake mechanisms by siderophores. He co-authored over one hundred publications


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José Javier Fernández Castro

José Javier Fernández Castro
José J. Fernández reached his current position as Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of La Laguna in 2016. His research has been focused on the study of marine natural products with biological activity, structural determination and modes of action. In recent years his interest has derived to marine polyether toxins, which includes aspects such as large-scale culture of microorganisms and biosynthetic studies with stable isotopes. He co-authored over one hundred publications.



Invited Speakers

  • Markus Kalesse. “Stereoselective Synthesis of Natural Products from Microorganisms”
    Institute of Organic Chemistry, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany)
  • Tilmann Weber. “In silico and in vitro approaches to understand and engineer the biosynthesis of natural products”
    Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (Denmark)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM


RSEQ
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Markus Kalesse

Markus Kalesse
Markus Kalesse was born in Osterode/Harz, Germany, and studied chemistry at the University of Hannover. He did his diploma and PhD thesis with D. Schinzer. After a postdoctoral stay with Steven D. Burke and Laura L. Kiessling at Madison Wisconsin, he returned to Hannover for his venia legendi in organic chemistry. He was professor at the FU in Berlin and since 2003 at the Leibniz University Hannover. In 2005 he was co-appointed as director of the medicinal chemistry at the (HZI) in Braunschweig.


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Tilmann Weber

Tilmann Weber
Tilmann Weber received his doctoral degree in 2004 and habilitation in 2012 from Tübingen University, Germany. In 2013, he moved to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability at the Technical University of Denmark, where he is professor for “Natural Products Genome Mining” and Co-PI of the New Bioactive Compounds section. He is interested in deciphering the pathways and engineering the biosynthesis of natural products by combining genetic, biochemical and bioinformatics methods.


S20: Sensing and Biosensing: from the bench to the field

The concept of sensing and biosensing refers to a variety of phenomena used to obtain qualitative and quantitative information by transducing a chemical interaction on a physical signal.
Sensing and Biosensing is an interdisciplinary symposium aimed to publicize information, especially on basic research, converging different areas. Researchers and technologists from the fields of chemistry, biotechnology, material science or chemometrics, among others, who are interested on obtaining knowledge and information using sensing or biosensing principles, are invited to participate.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

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Ángel Maquieira Catalá

Ángel Maquieira Catalá
Ángel Maquieira Catalá, full professor at the Chemistry department of the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, is specialized in bioanalytical chemistry. His research activity is designed with an interdisciplinary view, integrating concepts from chemistry, biochemistry, materials and photonics, mainly for developing immunoreagents, new strategies to functionalize materials, and study of biointeractions, all focused to biosensing based on new analytical concepts, using optical detection in micro and nano scales.


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Mari Cruz Moreno-Bondi

Mari Cruz Moreno-Bondi
Mari Cruz Moreno-Bondi is full professor at the Department of Analytical Chemistry of Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Her research interests lie in the development of optical chemical sensors and biosensors and their applications to environmental and food analysis as well as on the development of molecularly imprinted polymers for sensing and separation purposes. She is currently Department Chair at the Analytical Chemistry Department at UCM, President of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy and co-leader of the Chemical Optosensors and Applied Photochemistry Group (GSOLFA).



Invited Speakers

  • Julia Pérez-Prieto . Sensing Based on the Intrinsic Properties of Photoactive Nanoparticles
    University of Valencia ICMol (Spain)
  • Niko Hildebrandt . “Multiplexed Biosensing Using Time-Resolved Förster Resonance Energy Transfer"
    Paris-Sud University, CNRS and CEA (France)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

  • Dropsens
  • MTB Brandao Spain
  • Madrid Territorial Section of the RSEQ
  • Valencia Territorial Section of the RSEQ
  • Specialist Group of Electrochemistry of the RSEQ
  • Specialized Group of Nanoscience and Molecular Materials of the RSEQ
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Julia Pérez-Prieto

Julia Pérez-Prieto
Julia Pérez-Prieto is the leader of the Photoreactivity Group at the Molecular Science Institute of theUniversityofValencia,Spain. She received her PhD in organic chemistry from theUniversityofOviedo(Spain) under the direction of Prof. José Barluenga and Prof. Gregorio Asensio. In 2007, she became a full Professor at theUniversityofValencia. She has co-authored over 100 papers, making contributions to research in catalysis and photo-induced processes. At present, her main interests are the design, synthesis, and study of photophysical properties, as well as the application of functional polymers, and semiconductor- and metal-nanoparticles as sensors and photocatalysts.
Prof. Pérez-Prieto is theValencia coordinator of the “Sustainable Chemistry”, Master and Doctorate programmes, as well as the interuniversity coordinator of the “Experimental and Industrial Organic Chemistry” Master and Doctorate programmes (masterenorganica.com); both of these are official and inter-university PhD programmes. Dr. Pérez Prieto is the Associate Editor of the EPA Newsletter.


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Niko Hildebrandt

Niko Hildebrandt
Niko Hildebrandt holds a diploma in Medical Physics (2001, Berlin, Germany) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (2007) from the University of Potsdam (Germany), where he also carried out postdoctoral research until 2008. From 2008 to 2010, he was groupleader at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research in Potsdam. Since 2010, he is Full Professor at Université Paris-Sud in Orsay, France, where he is leading the group Nano-Bio-Photonics at the Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell with a research focus on time-resolved Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) spectroscopy and imaging for multiplexed biosensing. Since 2014, he is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France.


S21: Supramolecular Chemistry at the Frontier of Molecular, Materials and Biological Sciences

Supramolecular Chemistry has experienced an extraordinary advance from its implementation as a specialized area in chemistry, at the end of 1960s, until our days. Initial studies based on simple synthetic substrate-receptor systems have evolved to the analysis of more complex phenomena such as: molecular self-assembly and non-covalent synthesis, molecular encapsulation, the design of molecular switches, mechanical bonds and interlocked molecules, molecular motors and machines, supramolecular polymers, out-of-equilibrium molecular systems, adaptive and auto-replicant systems, supramolecular catalysis, etc. Nowadays, supramolecular chemistry is considered as a mature discipline with a strong identity, whose concepts and tools are of extraordinary utility to diverse fields, such as materials sciences, nanoscience, catalysis, or biological chemistry.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

  • Pablo Ballester
    ICREA Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies and ICIQ Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Tarragona, Spain)
  • David González Rodríguez
    Autonomous University of Madrid UAM and Institute for Advanced Research in Chemical Sciences IAdChem (Spain)
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Pablo Ballester

Pablo Ballester
Pablo Ballester studied Chemistry at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB). He was post-doctoral Associate with Profs. J. Rebek Jr. (University of Pittsburgh and MIT) and J. M. Saá (UIB). In 1991 he joined the staff of the UIB as Associate Professor. In 2004 he got an ICREA Research Professorship and joined ICIQ. He is the recipient of the 2012 Janssen Cilag Organic Chemistry Prize awarded by RSEQ. He has been Visiting Professor in Scripps (2003) and the University of Strasbourg (2014).


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David González

David González
David González Rodríguez made his PhD under the supervision of Prof. T. Torres and his postdoctoral stay in Eindhoven, in the group of Prof. E.W. Meijer. He is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid since 2011, where he leads the Nanostructured Molecular Systems and Materials (MSMn) group. He is the author of more than 60 publications, as well as several patents and book chapters, and he has been the recipient of numerous Spanish and International Awards and Grants, among them the 2011 RSEQ-Sigma Aldrich Emerging Investigator Award, a ERC-Starting Grant, and two ERC-Proof-of Concept Grants.



Invited Speakers

  • Chris Hunter Synthetic Information Molecules
    University of Cambridge (UK)
  • E.W. “Bert” Meijer Supramolecular polymerizations – chirality as a muse
    Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands)
  • Steven De Feyter Functionalization of 2D materials: a supramolecular approach
    KU Leuven (Belgium)
  • Helma Wennemers Controlling Supramolecular Assemblies with Peptidic Scaffolds
    ETH Zürich (Switzerland)

SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

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Chris Hunter

Chris Hunter
Chris Hunter was born in New Zealand and educated at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a PhD in 1989. He was a lecturer at the University of Otago till 1991, when he moved to the University of Sheffield. He was promoted to a chair in 1997, and in 2014, he took up the Herchel Smith Professorship of Organic Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. In 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and he is an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy.


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Bert Meijer

Bert Meijer
E.W. “Bert” Meijer is Distinguished University Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology. After receiving his PhD degree at the University of Groningen in 1982, he worked for 10 years in industry (Philips and DSM). In 1991 he was appointed in Eindhoven. Bert Meijer is a member of many editorial advisory boards, including JACS and has received a number of awards, including the Spinoza Award in 2001, the Cope Scholar Award of the ACS in 2012, the 2017 Nagoya Gold Medal, and the 2018 Chirality Medal. He is a member of a number of academies including the Royal Netherlands Academy of Science, where he is appointed to Academy Professor in 2014.


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Steven De Feyter

Steven De Feyter
Steven De Feyter is full professor at the Department of Chemistry at KU Leuven, in Belgium. After his PhD in 1997 (promotor: Frans De Schryver), he moved to Caltech to work with Ahmed Zewail, on femtochemistry. He returned to Leuven and set-up a team investigating “molecules on surfaces”. Nano(bio)chemistry on surfaces is the core activity of the group. Steven is Associate Editor of Chemical Communications since 2011. He was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2013.


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Helma Wennemers

Helma Wennemers
Helma studied chemistry at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University in Frankfurt (diploma 1993) Helma and then moved to Columbia University, where she carried out her graduate studies with W. Clark Still (PhD, 1996). Following postdoctoral studies at Nagoya University with Hisashi Yamamoto (1997-1998), she joined the faculty of Basel University as the Bachem-endowed assistant professor in 1999. She was promoted to associate professor (2004) and full professor (2011) at the University of Basel before moving to ETH Zurich in the fall of 2011.


S22: Modern Synthetic Methodologies and Total Synthesis

The symposium will focus on current tendencies in synthetic methodology. New synthetic methods will be discussed, as well as their application to target-oriented synthesis, particularly that of natural products. The development of general synthetic methods is currently attracting considerable interest in the field of organic synthesis. On the other hand, the total synthesis of natural products has stimulated the development of new synthetic methodologies and strategies for the assembly of structurally complex molecules and played a key role in the evolution of organic synthesis.


SYMPOSIUM COORDINATORS

  • Joan Bosch
    University of Barcelona (Spain)
  • Kilian Muñiz
    ICIQ Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Tarragona, Spain)
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Joan Bosch

Joan Bosch
Joan Bosch is Professor emeritus of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Barcelona. His research is focused on the development of general methods and strategies for the synthesis of alkaloids. He has been involved in collaborative projects with chemical and pharmaceutical companies aimed at the development of new synthetic routes for active pharmaceutical ingredients. During the period 2010-18 he has been the President of the Organic Chemistry division of the RSEQ.


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Kilian Muñiz

Kilian Muñiz
Kilian Muñiz is ICREA Research Professor at ICIQ, where he also holds an appointment as Group Leader. His research interests are in the area of synthetic methodology development, particularly in the selective construction of carbon-nitrogen bonds, for which he has developed high oxidation state catalysis and halide redox manifolds. For over a decade, he has focused on the vicinal diamination of alkenes. He is now vice-president of the Organic Chemistry division of the RSEQ.



Invited Speakers

  • Marco Bandini . Catalytic Manipulation of Arenes: New Perspectives
    Universitty of Bologna (Italy)
  • Antonio Echavarren . Gold-Catalyzed Asymmetric Reactions of Enyne
    Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Tarragona, Spain)
  • Martin E. Maier . Adventures in Natural Product Synthesis
    University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • Géraldine Masson . Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis as a Tool for Functionalization and Preparation of Complex Organic Molecules
    Institute of Chemistry of Natural Substances CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  • Andrew Smith . Enantioselective Catalysis with Isothioureas: Synthesis and Mechanism Studies
    University of St Andrews (UK)
  • Michael Willis . Exploiting Sulfur Dioxide in Synthesis and Catalysis
    University of Oxford (UK)
  • Miguel Ángel Sierra . From Metalla-DNA to Hydrogenase Mimics: A Walk-Through Bio-Organometallic Chemistry
    Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
    Fèlix Serratosa GEQOR Medal
  • F. Javier Rojo . Synthetic Strategies to Prepare Carbohydrate Multivalent Systems
    Institute of Chemical Research of Seville, IIQ-CSIC (Spain)
    Ignacio Ribas GEQOR Medal


SPONSORS OF THE SYMPOSIUM

RSEQ
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Marco Bandini

Marco Bandini
Marco Bandini is Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. His research interests centre on the development of new synthetic methodology. At present, he is particularly interested in the use of chiral organic and organometallic catalysts for the synthesis of enantiomerically pure compounds of pharmacological interest and the synthesis and characterization of new organometallic phosphorous compounds for applications in opto-electronics.


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Antonio Echavarren

Antonio Echavarren
Antonio M. Echavarren obtained his PhD at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1982 and, after postdoctoral stays in Boston and Fort Collins, he joined the Institute of Organic Chemistry (CSIC). In 1992, he became a Professor of Organic Chemistry at the UAM and in 2004 he moved to the Institute of Chemical of Catalonia (ICIQ) as a Group Leader. He received the Gold Medal of the RSEQ, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the ACS, and is the current President of the RSEQ.


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Martin E. Maier

Martin E. Maier
Martin E. Maier is a Full Professor at the University of Tübingen. His research interests are centered on the total synthesis of natural products, including the rational design and synthesis of modified analogs, asymmetric synthesis, and metal catalyzed transformations. Current projects involve parallel synthesis of hapalosin analogs, analogs of the antitumor compound salicylihalamide, intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions with cyclic dienophiles, and synthesis of epothilone and dysidiolide.


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Géraldine Masson

Géraldine Masson
Géraldine Masson is a CNRS Reserach Director and Group Leader at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (ICSN) in Gif-sur-Yvette. Her research interests include the development of new organocatalytic enantioselective reactions and novel synthetic methodologies, and photoredox catalysis. She is interested in the shape design of chiral molecular entities with specific properties, in particular Brønsted acid catalysts and hypervalent iodine reagents.


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Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Andrew D. Smith is a Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis at the University of St Andrews. His research interests include the development of new catalysts, novel catalytic reactions, and innovative asymmetric synthesis methodologies for chemical synthesis. His current research is focused on the use of chiral N-heterocyclic carbenes and isothioureas as asymmetric Lewis base catalysts, and asymmetric cascade processes.


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Michael Willis

Michael Willis
Michael Willis is a Full Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. His research interests are focused on the development of new catalytic processes and their application in synthesis. His current areas of research are small molecule activation, including the use of sulfur dioxide in synthesis, enantioselective catalysis, catalysis for heterocycle synthesis, and rhodium catalysis for sustainable synthesis.


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Miguel Ángel Sierra

Miguel Ángel Sierra
Full Professor of Organic Chemistry (UCM). Director of the Bio-Organometallic Chemistry Research Group and Coordinator of the Center for Innovation in Advanced Chemistry (ORFEO-CINQA). 202 papers, 4 books and 5 patents. Member of the SAB of the OPCW (2002-2009), the Secretary of GEQOR of the RSEQ (2005-2012). Military Cross (white badge) in 2003 and Ignacio Ribas Award GEQOR- RSEQ (2013). General Editor of Anales de Química and member of the editorial board of the Eur.J.Org.Chem. His current research interests are directed towards the synthesis of biofunctional entities containing transition metals with defined properties.


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F. Javier Rojo

F. Javier Rojo
Javier Rojo is a Senior Research Scientist in the Institute of Chemical Research at the CSIC in Seville and since 2018, Director of the cicCartuja. He obtained a PhD degree in Chemistry in 1995 at the Autonoma University of Madrid and after two postdoctoral stays at University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg and Boston College in USA, he returned to Seville in 2000. He obtained a permanent position in 2004 as Tenured Scientist of CSIC and promoted to Senior Research Scientist in 2011. His research interest is focused on the development of synthetic strategies to prepare carbohydrates multivalent systems.