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Carla Magallon wins OMCOS 2020 Poster Award

During the 20th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis (OMCOS 20) that was held from July 21 to 25 in Heidelberg, Germany, Carla Magallon won the poster prize. Her poster had as title “Synthesis and characterization of organometallic iron complexes for gaining mechanistic insights in cross-coupling reactions”. Congratulations Carla!

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IQCC Forum: Summer edition

Next Tuesday (23th of July, 11.20 h – 14.00 h) will take place the Summer edition of the IQCC Forum, a quarterly meeting-place where high-quality science will be discussed. The IQCC Forum gives the opportunity for PhD and postdoc members of the IQCC to present their work to a wide audience. This will lead to

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Transformation of a triplet to a quartet: QBIC-V Poster Prize

After having won last year three times the poster prize at different conferences (Girona, Berlin, Liverpool), this week Lorenzo D’Amore won the Poster Prize at QBIC-V in Marseille. Congratulations Lorenzo!!!!

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Girona Seminar 2020 on Biocatalysis

Next year (May 4-7th) there will be the main event of the year Girona Seminar 2020 and the corresponding Young Researchers Symposium. The meetings will be held from May 4-7, 2020 at the Auditorium of the Centre Cultural “La Mercè”  in the city of Girona (Spain). The Girona Seminar has an outstanding reputation for excellence and highly engaged discussion,

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Agustí Lledó appointed as new associate professor

Last week the University of Girona announced that Dr. Agustí Lledó has been appointed as a new associate professor.  Agustí Lledó (Barcelona, 1980) received his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 2006 and did two postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute (2007-2010) and IRB Barcelona (2010-2014). Since 2014 he is a

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Intrinsic enzymatic properties modulate the self-propulsion of micromotors

Bio-catalytic micro- and nanomotors self-propel by the enzymatic conversion of substrates into products. Despite the advances in the field, the fundamental aspects underlying enzyme-powered self-propulsion have rarely been studied. In this work, we select four enzymes (urease, acetylcholinesterase, glucose oxidase, and aldolase) to be attached on silica microcapsules and study how their turnover number and

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Giorgio Olivo wins ISOC MMM Oral Presentation Award

During the XIIth International School on Organometallic Chemistry “Marcial Moreno Mañas” (ISOC MMM 2019) that was held from June 12th to 14th 2019 in Castellón, Giorgio Olivo won the oral presentation prize for his talk about “Supramolecular control of selectivity in C(sp3)-H oxidation”. Congratulations Giorgio!

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Ernest Ubasart wins ISMSC 2019 Poster Prize

At the 14th International Symposium on Macrocyclic and Supramolecular Chemistry (ISMSC) in Lecce (Italy) from 2-6 of June, Ernest won one of the Poster Prizes sponsored by IUPAC, for his poster on “Matryoshka-Like Supramolecular Structure That induce The Regioselective Functionalization of C60”. Congratulations Ernest!

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Michela Milan wins Josep Castells award of RSEQ-Cat

Michela Milan won the Josep Castells awards from the Real Sociedad Española de Química, Catalan section (RSEQ-Cat) for the best PhD in Chemistry in 2018. She did her PhD in the QBIS-CAT group of the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) under the supervision of Dr. Miquel Costas and Dr. Massimo Bietti about “Oxidation

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Cover Dalton Transactions on the 31P NMR of trans-platinum(II) complexes

We report a combined experimental–theoretical study on the 31P NMR chemical shift for a number of trans-platinum(II) complexes. Validity and reliability of the 31P NMR chemical shift calculations are examined by comparing with the experimental data. A successful computational protocol for the accurate prediction of the 31P NMR chemical shifts was established for trans-[PtCl2(dma)PPh3] (dma

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