Biography

Current position:

Professor of Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences
Ghent University

Education:

  • July 1992

Master in Chemistry, State University of Gent , Belgium, Faculty of Sciences.
Undergraduate Thesis : "Synthesis of bridgehead compounds through hexatriene-cyclohexadiene electrocyclizations"
Promotor: Prof. Dr. A. Lera;
University of Santiago de Compostela; Spain

  • February 1997

Doctor in Sciences, chemistry, State University of Gent, Belgium, Faculty of Sciences.
Ph.D Thesis : "Stepwise development of non-enzymatic hydrolases"
Promotor: Prof. Dr. P. J. De Clercq; Ghent University; Belgium

Carreer:

  • 1992-1993

IWONL PhD Grant

  • 1993-1997

Research Assistant of the belgian National Fund for Scientific Research at the Ghent University

  • 1997

Postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. C. Gennari, Dipartimento di Chimica Organica e Industriale Milano, Universita' di Milano, Italy
"Synthesis of ligands for a library of b-turn mimetics"

  • 1998-2002

Postdoctoral Research Assistant of the belgian National Fund for Scientific Research

  • 2000-2001

Postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. R. Strömberg

Division of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Zweden
Since 1/10/2002 Professor of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences
Ghent University

Awards:

1996 VJC-prize : first prize awarded by the Royal Young Chemists Society (KVCV)
1996 DSM-prize in Chemistry and Technology : second prize awarded by DSM
1996 Varian Award for Analytical Chemistry : first prize awarded by Varian