Members

Mariola Tortosa

Mariola Tortosa obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 1999. She then joined the group of Dr. R. Fernández de la Pradilla at the Instituto de Química Orgánica General (Madrid, Spain) to carry out her graduate work on the development of new asymmetric methods using chiral sulfoxides. In 2004, she received the Lilly Award for PhD students. In 2005, she moved to The Scripps Research Institute in Florida (USA) to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. William Roush.

Alejandro Parra - Tortosa group

Alejandro Parra

Alejandro Parra was born in 1980 in Toledo, Spain. He received his B.S. in Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (Spain) in 2004. In 2006 he spent four months in the laboratory of Prof. Andrew Myers at Harvard University (USA) working on the chemistry of tetracyclines. In 2009, he earned his Ph.D. at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Prof. José Luis García Ruano. After that he carried out a postdoctoral stay in Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH-Aachen (Germany), with Prof. Magnus Rueping (2009-2011)

Ignacio Colomer

Ignacio graduated in Chemistry, with honors, in 2007. In 2010 he moved to UC Berkeley to explore enantioselective gold catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Dean Toste, getting his PhD in 2012 at the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), mentored by Prof. Fernández de la Pradilla, in the field of asymmetric synthesis using chiral sulfoxides. During 2014-2016 he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Oxford, where he developed new metal-free oxidation processes within the group of Prof. Tim Donohoe. He later took a postdoctoral position with Prof. Steve Fletcher at Oxford during 2016-2018 to study new autocatalytic methods in connection with the origin of life. In fall 2018 … Seguir leyendo Ignacio Colomer

Irene Quirós

Irene Quirós was born in 1993 in Madrid, Spain. She obtained his B.S in Chemistry from the Universidad de Alcalá in 2019. She realized her final degree project in the research group of electrochemical organic synthesis of Dr. Belén Batanero. In 2020, she obtained her master degree about Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid Where she realized her work of end master degree about synthesis of mimetic polymetallic hydrogenase for efficient hydrogen production, under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Ángel Sierra.  Currently, she is working as a research assistant at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Mariola Tortosa.

Víctor Martín-Heras

Víctor Martín-Heras was born in 1992 in Madrid, Spain. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2014. As an undergraduate, he spent one year at the same university working in Benito Alcaide’s group. In 2014, he obtained his master at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Mariola Tortosa (ranked 1st out 23 candidates). Currently, he is carrying out his graduate work at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Mariola Tortosa.

Mario Franco

Mario Franco Ferández was born in 1994 in Madrid, Spain. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2016. In the same year, he obtained his master at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Mariola Tortosa and Belén Cid de la Plata. Currently, he is carrying out his graduate work at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Belén Cid de la Plata and Dr. Mariola Tortosa.

Luis Nóvoa

Luis Nóvoa was born in 1994 in Ourense, Spain. He obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the Universidade de Vigo in 2016. As an undergraduate, he worked in total synthesis for 7 months under the supervision of Dr. Ángel Rodríguez de Lera. In 2017 he obtained his master degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid where he worked in Medicinal Chemistry under the supervision of Dr. Carmen Gil (CIB-CSIC). Currently, he is carrying out his graduate work at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Mariola Tortosa. Highlighted Publications of Luis Nóvoa in Tortosa group: · Harnessing the Elusive 1,4-Reduction of Vinyl Epoxides through Copper Catalysis. Amenós, L; … Seguir leyendo Luis Nóvoa

Javier Teresa

Javier Teresa Ojeda was born in 1997 in Madrid, Spain. After three years of his bachelor’s degree, he moved to ECPM(École de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux) in Strasbourg with a double degree program to complete the last year of his bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry by UAM. In these two years abroad, he also obtained the Chemical Engineer degree at ECPM and the master in Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry by the Strasbourg’s University.As an undergraduate, he spent three months working on the synthesis of azobenzenes and studying it’s photocromic properties under the supervision of Dr. Maria Ribagorda at UAM. His Master thesis was carried out at … Seguir leyendo Javier Teresa