Prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan visited Syncom as a guest of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. Winner of the KNCV Gold Medal 2016, Prof. Harutyunyan presented her latest results on the use of copper catalysis for asymmetric synthesis of functionalised molecules.
Syuzanna received her Master’s degree in Chemistry from Yerevan State University, Armenia, after which she moved to Moscow, Russia, in 1999 to undertake her PhD under the supervision of Prof. Belokon. After spending several months in 2002 as a visiting scientist in Warsaw, Poland, working with Prof. Grela, Syuzanna joined the research group of Prof. Feringa at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands in 2003 as a postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2007 Syuzanna joined the Process&Development department at Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium.
Syuzanna started her independent research career in 2010, when she was appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen. In 2013 she was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor at the University of Groningen. Syuzanna’s work has been recognized by a recent major award from the Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the KNCV Gold Medal 2016, the premier prize for researchers in the chemical sciences in the Netherlands, and the prestigious Solvias Ligand Contest in 2011.
Foto: Nils van Houts