Posts by Elena Herrero Gomez

Dutch Design and Synthesis Special Lecture: “Flow chemistry in Syncom. Cross-couplings and organometallic reagents in flow”

For our December edition of the Dutch Design & Synthesis Lectures, the Syncom flow team (from left to right: Kees van der Loo, Tom van den Broek, Elena Herrero and Lena Huck) presented an overview on Syncom’s flow capabilities. From photochemistry and multiphase reactions to high pressure/high temperature processes, our flow portfolio has greatly expanded in the last years. The newest addition to the team, Lena Huck, presented her postdoctoral work on the synthesis of organometallic reagents (Zn, Mg) in flow. Organozinc or organomagnesium are extremely useful reagents with applications in cross-coupling, Reformatsky or Grignard reactions, to name a few.
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Mercachem–Syncom Group announces the appointment of Dr. Luc Van Hijfte as Senior Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry

Mercachem and Syncom are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Luc Van Hijfte as the new Senior Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry, with effect from October 16th, 2017. Luc brings significant expertise in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, and has more than 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining the Mercachem–Syncom Group, he was CSO, Drug Discovery at NovAliX, where he was in charge of the integration of biophysical technologies and chemical sciences for rational structure-based drug discovery, with special focus on fragment-based lead generation. Previously, he was Senior Director, Head of Medicinal Chemistry EU, at
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Special Guest Lecture: Prof. Paolo Melchiorre

Prof. Paolo Melchiorre visited Syncom as an special guest of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. His lecture showed the great potential of combining organocatalysis and photochemistry for enantioselective synthesis. Based on a deep mechanism understanding, his research is opening the way for the development of innovative synthetic methodologies. Paolo Melchiorre obtained his PhD at the University of Bologna (Italy). After a research period at the Centre for Catalysis in Ahrus (Denmark), he came back to the University of Bologna as postdoctoral researcher and later became Associate Professor. In 2009, he joined the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ, Spain)
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Lecture: Prof. Bert Meijer

  At Syncom we were pleased to welcome Prof. Bert Meijer as a guest of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. Winner of this year’s Nagoya Gold Medal, his talk disclosed his latest research on the non-covalent synthesis of molecular systems. Bert Meijer obtained his PhD degree cum laude from the University of Groningen in 1982 under the supervision of professor H. Wijnberg (co-founder of Syncom). After some years working in industry, Bert Meijer started as professor in Organic Chemistry at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in 1992. From 2004, he was appointed as Distinguished University Professor of Molecular
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Dr. Joop ter Horst

Prof. Joop ter Horst visited Syncom as a guest of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. Joop ter Horst, professor at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, addressed various technical aspects of the crystallization of chiral compounds in complex multicomponent mixtures. Joop ter Horst obtained his PhD at Delft University in 2000.  After a period as assistant professor he moved to Strathclyde three years ago. His chief interest lies in the technology of crystallization. He has been very active in the study of nucleation and also in the applications of Viedma ripening (attrition induced deracemization). He is coordinator of the EU network
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