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IQCC opened its doors to high-school students from INS Ridaura to get a feel for the research

A few times a year, the IQCC opens its doors and gives the opportunity to high-school students to know our work. This provides the secondary school pupils the possibility to get a feel for the research and have real-time chemistry in their hands. Today it was the turn for the visit of 8 high-school students

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IQCC Forum: Xmas edition 2021

Last Thursday took place the Xmas edition of the IQCC Forum, a quarterly meeting-place where high-quality science is discussed. The IQCC Forum gives the opportunity for PhD and postdoc members of the IQCC to present their work to a select group of critical researchers, enhancing intra-IQCC collaborations and promoting knowledge exchange within the institute. This will

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Remote amino acid recognition enables effective hydrogen peroxide activation at a manganese oxidation catalyst

Oxygenation of organic substrates by iron metalloenzymes occurs with high levels of selectivity, mainly because of the exquisite control of both the primary and the secondary sphere of the iron center. Lots of efforts have been done in reproducing the efficiency of enzymatic systems, mainly tuning the first coordination sphere of the metal with very

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IQCC opened its doors to 25 high-school students from INS Celrà to get a feel for the research with different workshops

A few times a year, the IQCC opens its doors and gives the opportunity to high-school students to know our work through exciting lectures and computational and experimental workshops. This provides the secondary school pupils the possibility to get a feel for the research and have real-time chemistry in their hands. Yesterday it was the turn for the visit of

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PhD defense Lorenzo D’Amore

Next Friday (10th of December, 11.00h, Sala de Graus – Facultat de Dret) will be the defense of the doctoral thesis of Lorenzo D’Amore, titled “Enzymatic and bioinspired iron oxidation chemistry: a computational study”, supervised by Sílvia Osuna and Marcel Swart from IQCC. We wish him good luck and all the best! Girona, December 3, 2021

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Cover Nature Chemistry on Dual-function enzyme catalysis

Dual-Function Enzyme Catalysis for Enantioselective Carbon–Nitrogen Bond Formation This study reports a new biocatalytic platform for creating new carbon-nitrogen bonds in a very selective and efficient way, with applications in the pharmaceutical and industrial fields. The selective formation of these bonds is relevant for the synthesis of new bioactive and pharmacological compounds. To achieve this,

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I’m a Chemist” – 700 students discussing with Marcel Swart at “Un dia en la #UdGRecerca”

Last October 28th, close to 700 students from 22 different high schools all around Catalonia participated in the live conference by Marcel Swart. They could learn what a chemist does, in particular a computational chemist, with the talk “I’m a Chemist”. The pupils shared very interesting questions and answers about being a not “normal” chemist with him. This talk belongs to

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Ouissam El Bakouri, new Beatriu de Pinós fellow at IQCC

Dr. El Bakouri has recently become a new member of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) as a Beatriu de Pinós Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. El Bakouri was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Prof. Henrik Ottosson’s group in Uppsala University, Sweden. During his Postdoc, Dr. El Bakouri focused on the role of excited-state (anti)aromaticity in energy related applications. Dr. El Bakouri received his

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Cover Dalton Transactions on catalysis of CO2 reduction by diazapyridinophane complexes of Fe, Co, and Ni

The journal Dalton Transaction features on its front cover the recently published research article “Catalysis of CO2 reduction by diazapyridinophane complexes of Fe, Co, and Ni: CO2 binding triggered by combined frontier MO associations involving a SOMO”, a collaboration between Kyushu University and IQCC. The previous study on the photochemical CO2 reduction into CO catalyzed by the

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Former IQCC member Giorgio Olivo appointed as assistant professor of Organic Chemistry by La Sapienza University of Rome

Recently Giorgio Olivo, a former IQCC member, started his independent career as an Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry at “La Sapienza” university of Rome, Italy, in the Department of Chemistry. Giorgio was a post-doctoral fellow (two as a Juan de la Cierva fellow) at IQCC for five years (2016-2020), working in the QBIS-Cat group with

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