Cathleen Crudden is the Allie Vi Douglas Distinguished Research Professor, Queen’s National Scholar and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at Queen’s University, and holds a cross appointment as a Research Professor at the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) in Nagoya Japan. She received her PhD in 1994 from the University of Ottawa with Dr. Howard Alper, and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with Dr. Scott Denmark before returning to Canada in 1996 as an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick. She moved to Queen’s in 2002 as an Associate Professor before becoming full Professor in 2010.
Her work in catalysis and materials has received significant acclaim, and recent work identifying a new class of carbon-based SAMs has been called "game changing" and "the new gold standard" by international experts.
Harnessing Fluorine as Directing Tool in Organic Synthesis
Tanja Gulder studied chemistry at the University of Wuerzburg where she received her diploma in 2004. After earning her Ph.D. with distinction under the supervision of Prof. G. Bringmann in 2008, she pursued postdoctoral studies with Prof. P. S. Baran at The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA). After her return to Germany, she started her independent career in 2011 supported by a Liebig fellowship of the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie at RWTH Aachen. In 2014, she moved to TU Muenchen as a Emmy-Noether-research-group leader and got appointed the Heisenberg-Professorship of Biomimetic Catalysis in 2018. Since 2020, she is the Chair of Organic Chemistry at Leipzig University. Her laboratory is dedicated to biomimetic catalysis (enzyme mimicking) with special focus on halogenations and its application in the synthesis of natural products and therapeutics.
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH, Zurich, Switzerland Read more
Prof. Cristina NEVADO
Cristina Nevado graduated in Chemistry at the Autónoma University in 2000. In October 2004 she received her PhD from the same university working with Prof. Antonio M. Echavarren thereafter joining the group of Prof. Alois Fürstner at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung (Germany) as a post doctoral associate. In May 2007 she started her independent career as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Zürich. In 2011, Cristina was awarded the Chemical Society Reviews Emerging Investigator Award and the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award in recognition of her contributions in the field of synthetic organic chemistry. In 2012 she received an ERC Junior Investigator grant and in 2013 was awarded the Werner Prize of the Swiss Chemical Society and was directly promoted to Full Professor. In 2019, she received the Royal Society of Chemistry Award in Organometallic Chemistry and in 2020 the Excellence Research Trajectory Award of the Royal Spanish Chemical Society (RSEQ). Among her many contributing roles to the community, Cristina is currently Senior Associate Editor for ACS Central Science, Organic Syntheses and Science of Synthesis. Rooted in the wide area of organic chemistry, her research program is focused on complex chemical synthesis and new organometallic reactions.
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Prof. Corinna SCHINDLER
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, United States Read more