Design, Interaction and Synthesis of Bioactive Compounds
Prof. Isabel Iriepa Canalda
Isabel Iriepa Canalda obtained her Ph.D. in 1989 (University of Alcalá, UAH). This thesis won the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Postdoctoral Fellow (1989-1990): Duke University in North Carolina (USA), with Prof. Bert Fraser Reid, working on the synthesis of natural products from carbohydrates; Sheffield University, Sheffield (England), in the group of Prof. Fraser Stoddart, working in Supramolecular Chemistry.
Currently, she is Associate Professor at the Organic and Inorganic Chemistry Department in UAH. Her research interests are focused on the use of Computational Chemistry for the design of new pharmacologically active compounds along with their synthesis and biological evaluation. She has been developing the research work together with institutional responsibilities.
Dr. Oscar M. Bautista Aguilera
Óscar Bautista-Aguilera received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from the Universidad del Valle (Colombia) in 2009. Bautista-Aguilera obtained a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) in 2014 working under the supervision of Prof. José Marco-Contelles (IQOG-CSIC, Spain). He started his career as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Franche-Comte (France), followed by two postdoctoral research positions at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). Bautista-Aguilera was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Universidad de Alcalá (Spain), where he was awarded a prestigious “Atracción de talento” fellowship by the Autonomous Community of Madrid. Currently, Bautista-Aguilera is an Assistant Professor at the Universidad de Alcalá.
Dr. María Teresa Quirós López
Teresa received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain), where she also carried out her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Benito Alcaide and Dr Pedro Almendros (2014). During her Ph.D. she completed a short stay at the University of Heidelberg in the group of Prof. A. Stephen K. Hashmi (November 2012–January 2013). On 2014, she joined Dr María Paz Muñoz’s research group at the University of East Anglia (UK), where she was first a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (March 2014–March 2015) and then a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow (April 2015–April 2016). In 2017, she moved to the research group pf Prof. Diego Cárdenas at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as a postdoctoral researcher with a Juan de la Cierva-formación and then a Juan de la Cierva-incorporación contract. She is an Assistant Professor since 2020.
Teresa’s current research involves the development of a new metal catalysed methodology for allenamide synthesis and its application to the preparation of analogues for a potential drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. position at Universidad de Alcalá.
Daniel Díez Iriepa
Daniel Diez Iriepa obtained his B.Sc. in chemistry in 2017 (University of Alcalá, UAH) with Honors. In 2015 he obtained an introduction of research scholarship from the same university, and in 2016 he got the collaboration scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. He finished his master’s degree in Science Research in 2018. Currently, he is doing his Ph.D. at the UAH under the supervision of Dra. Isabel Iriepa Canalda (UAH) and Prof. José Marco Contelles (IQOG-CSIC). He obtained the FPU grant from the UAH (2019) and currently he has an FPU grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. His thesis is focused on the design and synthesis of new small molecules for age related diseases such as Alzheimer or ischemic.