Category: Awards

Margarida Borrell awarded best PhD thesis 2021

This week, our member of IQCC Margarida Borrell was awarded the annual recognition of the best PhD thesis in 2021 (Premi Extraordinari) from the University of Girona. Last year, he defended with success her PhD thesis on “Small-molecule mimics of Rieske oxygenases. Application to selective aliphatic C-H hydroxylation and olefin syn-dihydroxylation”, supervised by Miquel Costas.

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Best poster awards at the XXXVIII Bienal RSEQ conference in Granada

This week at the XXXVIII Bienal RSEQ conference in Granada, three IQCC PhD students won awards for the best poster in different symposia. • Ernest Ubasart, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Xavi Ribas, presented his work on Large Tetragonal Prismatic Supramolecular Nanocapsules as Multi-Functional Platforms, and won one of the best poster awards in

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Laia Vicens wins RSEQ-Lilly Award for PhD studies

Yesterday, the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) and Lilly announced that Laia Vicens i Serra, PhD Student in the QBIS-CAT research group at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) received one of the three 2022 RSEQ-Lilly awards for best PhD studies in orgànic, pharmaceutical and analytiscal chemistry (XX Premios de Investigación para

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EuChemS Lecture Award 2021 for Sílvia Osuna

Today the European Chemical Society announced that Prof. Sílvia Osuna has been granted the EuChemS Lecture Award 2021. This honour is awarded annually to a junior scientist working in chemistry in one of the countries with a EuChemS member organization (in Spain: the Royal Spanish Chemical Society and the Catalan Chemical Society). Candidates are scientists

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Helena Girame wins poster prize at BioExcel School

Between March 25 and April 1 took place the BioExcel School on Biomolecular Simulations, which included a poster session. Helena Girame, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Marc Garcia-Borràs and Dr. Ferran Feixas, presented a poster titled “How the Assignment of Protonation States in Distal Residues May Alter Protein-Ligand Binding in Molecular Dynamics Simulations”. Helena’s poster

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Laia Vicens wins Outreach contest with most-liked 3-minute video for Young Researchers RSEQ

Laia Vicens participated at “Divulgando con el JIQ en 3 minutos” competition organised by Jóvenes Investigadores Químicos – RSEQ for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th of February) with a 3 min video on Youtube. Laia Vicens, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Miquel Costas, presented her research in 3 min

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Marc Garcia-Borràs starts as new Ramón y Cajal Fellow

On February 1st, 2022, Dr. Marc Garcia Borràs has started his new position at the Department of Chemistry, University of Girona, as a Ramón y Cajal (RyC) Fellow. The Ramón y Cajal Fellowship program is co-financed by the European Commission’s European Social Fund through the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. These grants are aimed

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Sílvia Osuna receives Marcial Moreno-Mañas Award for young researchers

This week the Real Sociedad Española de Química (RSEQ) announced that Sílvia Osuna, ICREA professor at the Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi (IQCC) of the UdG, received the Marcial Moreno-Mañas Award 2021, for her outstanding scientific career on the design of new enzymes of industrial interest using computational chemistry tools. The Marcial Moreno-Mañas Prize for Young

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Best oral presentation awards at 12a Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans in Girona

This week at the 12a Trobada de Joves Investigadors dels Països Catalans conference in Girona, three IQCC PhD students won awards for the best talk in different symposia. • Valentina Iannace, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Xavi Ribas, presented her work on Regioselective bis?functionalization of fullerene C70 via supramolecular mask  strategy, and won one

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Former IQCC member Carles Fuertes awarded for best PhD thesis 2020

This week, our former member of IQCC Carles Fuertes was awarded the annual recognition of the best PhD thesis in 2020 (Premi Extraordinari) from the University of Girona. Last year, he defended with success his PhD thesis on “Supramolecular nanocapsules as platforms for molecular recognition and reactivity in confined spaces”, supervised by Xavi Ribas. Now,

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