Dr. Anthony Burke will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 1st of June we’ll have a talk by Dr. Anthony Burke from Universidade de Évora. Anthony J. Burke obtained a BSc (joint honours in Chemistry & Biology, 1988) from NUI-Maynooth and a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland (1993, supervisors –W. Ivo. O’Sullivan and DMX Donnelly). After post-doctoral studies with Steve Davies (Oxford, 1993-96) and Chris Maycock (ITQB –Portugal, 1996-1999) he accepted a positon as assistant professor in organic chemistry, at the University of Évora. He obtained the title of agregation in organic chemistry from the University of Évora in 2012. He has…Read more

Prof. Teresa Duarte was awarded a Senior Visiting Fellowship at IAS, Bologna

Prof. Teresa Duarte was last year awarded a Senior Visiting Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. During her stay she will have the opportunity to meet other colleagues in the College of Excellence, as well as the selected PhD students enrolled by the Institute. She will also give a talk, on May 30th, entitled: “The chemistry behind the crystals – from chemical synthesis to the enhancement of drug properties".   http://www.isa.unibo.it/en/lectures/the-chemistry-behind-the-crystals-2013-from-chemical-synthesis-to-the-enhancement-of-drug-properties-lecture-by-maria-teresa-duarte-university-of-lisbon-portugal-date-to-be-confirmed    Read more

Dra. Ana Petronilho will be the next Chemforum speaker

On  Wednesday, May the 10th, we’ll have a talk by Dra. Ana Petronilho, from ITQB. Ana Petronilho graduated in Chemistry in 2004, from Instituto Superior Técnico. In 2005, she joined the group of Prof. E. Carmona at the University of Seville, to initiate her PhD studies. Her work dealt with synthetic methodologies for C-H activation of pyridines with iridium complexes to form N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs). After finishing her PhD studies in 2010, she joined the group of Prof. M. Albrecht at University College Dublin, Ireland, to work in the synthesis of catalysts for artificial photosynthesis, in particular,…Read more