June 2016: HRSMC Fellowship to the HIMS-Biocat group
Dr. Alejandro Orden has obtained a fellowship from the Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry (HRSMC) to carry out six months research in our group. The project is in collaboration with the Organic Chemistry group at our institute (Dr. M. Ángeles (Tati) Fernández-Ibáñez).
The project aims at developing new artificial metalloenzymes capable of promoting the selective functionalization of C-H bonds. It can be expected that the confined environment tailored by the metalloenzyme will foster elevated catalytic activities and selectivities. In particular, Dr. Orden will explore the C-H alkenylation of simple arenes.
The Holland Research School of Molecular Chemistry is a consortium of three Dutch Universities: the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam (VU) and Leiden University (UL). It’s main mission is to provide an extensive training programme for PhD students in chemistry. The HRSMC has been approved by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
The HRSMC research school creates the conditions for a successful collaboration between the participating research groups and offers an extensive training programme for the PhD students in inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry, crystallography and mass spectrometry.
The HRSMC provides also funds for inviting senior scientists to carry out research activity at the Dutch Universities.
HRSMC was founded in 1994 and has been re-accredited three times by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). We are now in the fourth period 2012-2018.