Professor Stephen K. Hashmi will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 16th of January Professor Stephen K. Hashmi, from Heidelberg University, Germany, will give a talk in Chemforum. He is the Vice-President for Research and Transfer in Heidelberg University. He is responsible for research and research collaborations, core facilities, cooperation projects with non-university research institutions as well as governance of the excellence initiative. Major scientific interest: Transition metal catalysis with a strong  focus on mechanistic studies. Major achievements: Development of dual gold catalysis.  Read more

Professor Semih Eser will the the next Chemforum speaker

On the 13th of December Professor Semih Eser, from Penn State University, USA will give a talk in Chemforum. Semih Eser is a Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering at Penn State University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and his Ph.D. in Fuel Science from Penn State University. Eser teaches courses on petroleum refining, energy engineering capstone design, energy and the environment, and carbon materials. His research activities include processing and molecular analysis of petroleum fractions, coke/carbon formation and deposition…Read more

M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva has been awarded the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos

    M. Fátima C. Guedes da Silva, Associate Professor with Habilitation at the Instituto Superior Técnico and member of the Centro de Química Estrutural (Coordinator of the Group on Coordination Chemistry and Catalysis), has been awarded the Scientific Prize Universidade de Lisboa / Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2017 in the scientific area of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering, in recognition of the merit of her scientific activity, expressed by the high productivity and relevance of publications in international journals in the last five years (period of 2012-2016).Read more

Dr. Teresa Santos Silva will be the next Chemforum speaker

On the 8th of November Teresa Santos Silva, from REQUITE, FCT-NOVA will give a talk in Chemforum. Teresa Santos-Silva is a Structural Biologist interested in integrative approaches to study protein-ligand interactions with applications in drug development and biotechnology. She graduated in 2001 in “Applied Chemistry" at FCT-NOVA and obtained a PhD in Structural Biology from NOVA, under the supervision of Maria João Romão in 2006. After a postdoc with Carlos Fontes at Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, ULisboa, Teresa started as Senior Scientist through “Ciência 2008 Program” in 2009. In 2014 she was awarded the…Read more

M. Paula Robalo’s co-authored paper was highlighted as Innovative in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts”

The work developed by two CQE members, Ana Catarina Sousa and M. Paula Robalo, in collaboration with the Microbial & Enzyme Technology's group at ITQB, leaded by Ligia Martins and published in ACS Catalysis in May 2017 was selected as one of the 20 publications that highlight recent publications from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS Catalysis, and Inorganic Chemistry that showcase the latest groundbreaking research in the field of “Engineered Biomolecular Catalysts". (http://pubs.acs.org/page/jacsat/vi/engineered-bio-catalysts?utm_source=JACS&utm_medium=EMI&utm_campaign=PUBS1017EJK). Engineering a Bacterial DyP-Type Peroxidase for Enhanced Oxidation of Lignin-Related Phenolics at Alkaline pH Vânia Brissos, Diogo Tavares, Ana…Read more