Posts by Elena Herrero Gomez

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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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Bert Klein Gebbink

Prof. Gebbink visited Syncom to present his latest results on bio-inspired development of practical oxidation catalysts. In particular, his talk focused on the use of enzyme-inspired iron catalysts as green alternatives in oxidation processes of industrial relevance. Klein Gebbink completed his PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Nolte at Nijmegen University. Following his graduation, he spent two postdoctoral years at Stanford University in the research group of Prof. Stack. In October 1999 he became assistant professor at Utrecht University. In 2006 he was appointed to professor of Homogeneous and Bio-inspired Catalysis at Utrecht University, where he is head of
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Huib Ovaa

Prof. Huib Ovaa visited Syncom as a guest of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. His talk, entitled “Development of assays and drugs to target the ubiquitin system”, disclosed his latest research in the development of tools to investigate biochemical processes related to cancer. In particular, his group focuses on the development of techniques to profile cellular enzymatic activities associated with ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like systems. Prof. Huib obtained his PhD cum laude in the University of Leiden. Afterwards, he moved to the Harvard Medical School where he carried out a postdoctoral research stay in the group of Prof. H. L.
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Expansion and new jobs at Syncom

Syncom (Groningen, The Netherlands) is expanding. The company is going to develop new products and will get sixteen to twenty additional job openings. Following the expansion in 2015, the company has grown rapidly resulting in further expansion. The province contributes 206,000 euros from the Regional Investment Groningen (RIG) budget, intended for companies at the Zernike Science Park and in the Eemsdelta. You can read more HERE.
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Gerard Roelfes

  Prof. Gerard Roelfes visited Syncom as part our Dutch Design & Synthesis guest lectures. His talk, entitled “Hybrid Catalysis: merging the power of enzyme- and transition metal catalysis” disclosed the recent advances of his group in the field of bio-inspired catalysis. Using nature as a source of inspiration, Prof. Roelfes has developed novel catalysts based on the combination of biomolecules, such of DNA or proteins, with metals to perform enantioselective reactions. Gerard Roelfes obtained his MSc and PhD (2000) under the supervision of Prof. Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After his PhD he went
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Dr. Patrick Beusker

Dr. Patrick Beusker (Synthon Biopharmaceuticals BV) visited Syncom to present the latest results on novel duocarmycin-based HER2-targeting antibody-drug conjugates (ADC). Antibody-drug conjugates combine the specificity of antibodies directed against tumor-associated targets with potent cytotoxicity. Synthon BV has proprietary ADC technology that comprises highly potent cell-killing drugs and sophisticated linker and (site-specific) conjugation technologies. Patrick obtained his PhD at the University of Nijmegen under the supervision of Dr. Scheeren and Prof. Dr. Nolte. In 2001 he became Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Syntarga BV. Syntarga BV, a spin-off company from the University of Nijmegen, focused his activities on antibody-drug conjugate
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Marco Fraaije

Prof. Marco Fraaije visited Syncom as part of our Dutch Design & Synthesis lectures. Prof. Fraaije presented his latest research focused on the engineering of oxidative enzymes to target chemical processes of industrial relevance. Prof. Fraaije received his PhD from the University of Wageningen under the supervision of van Prof. Berkel and Prof. Laane. After a postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. Mattevi (University of Pavia), he joined the University of Groningen in 1999 as an assistant professor. He started his independent carrier at the University of Groningen, where he became Associate Professor in 2007 and Full Professor in
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Dutch Design & Synthesis Guest Lecture: Prof. Syuzanna Harutyunyan

  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
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