Dr. Gang Zheng will be the next Chemforum speaker

Dr. Gang Zheng from the University of Toronto will be the next Chemforum speaker. Dr. Gang Zheng is a Professor of Medical Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Toronto, a Senior Scientist and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum/Brazilian Ball Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center. He received his PhD in 1999 from SUNY Buffalo in Medicinal Chemistry. Following postdoctoral training in photodynamic therapy at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, he joined the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology. Since moving…Read more

Dr. José Luis Capelo will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 7th of June we’ll have a talk by Dr. José Luis Capelo from FCT-UNL. Mr. J. L. Capelo gets his bachelor degree in Chemistry by the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry by the Chemistry Department of the University of Vigo, CD- UVIGO (Spain, award to the best doctoral thesis defended in the CD-UVIGO in 2002) and his Post-Doc from the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa (Portugal, 2002-2005). His academic career comprises assistant to staff and lecturer at the CD-UVIGO; research fellow at the Chemistry Department of the…Read more

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

Dr. Vasco Bonifácio will be the next Chemforum speaker

On  Wednesday, April the 5th, we’ll have a talk by Dr. Vasco Bonifácio, from CQFM, IST. Dr. Vasco Bonifácio graduated in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, and received his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 2006. After a post-doc in Germany he was appointed Assistant Researcher of MIT Portugal and invited Assistant Professor at FCT/UNL. He recently moved to IST, where he is a CQFM Researcher and also an invited Assistant Professor. He was a Visiting Researcher at MIT and Bordeaux University. Dr. Bonifácio discovered polyurea dendrimers in 2012, a new class of polymers with unusual properties.…Read more