Jornades Doctorals 2018

May  30 to June 1
Sala d’Actes Facultat de Ciencies

It has been our great pleasure to welcome you to the "Vuitena Edició de les Jornades Doctorals" that are organized by the PhD Chemistry Program and the Chemistry Department. This event aims to strengthen the links between the research groups of our Department, with the ultimate goal of promoting interdisciplinary and more ambitious research projects.

In addition, it aims to relate the chemical research performed by the PhD students of the UAB Chemistry PhD program, and related programs, with Industrial and Entrepreneurial Opportunities. In this eighth edition, the "Jornades Doctorals-2018" included an exciting series of conferences by 3rd-4th year UAB-Chemistry PhD students and three lectures by academic experts in different fields of chemistry:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Janiak, Full Professor at the Institute for Inorganic Chemistry and Structural Chemistry,  University of Düsseldorf

Christoph Janiak obtained his PhD at the Technische Universität Berlin in 1987, followed by postdoctoral stays at Cornell University with Prof. Roald Hoffmann and at BASF AG, Ludwigshafen in the polyolefin division. Since 2010 he is full professor for Bioinorganic Chemistry and Catalysis at the University of Düsseldorf. Dr. Janiak has received several awards such as the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz award (1991), the ADUC award for habilitands (1996) or the Heisenberg fellowship award (1997). He is serving or has served on the Editorial and Advisory Boards of Crystal Engineering Communications (CrystEngComm, RSC, 2006-2011), Inorganica Chimica Acta (Elsevier, 2013-2016), Nano Structure & Nano Objects (2014-2016), ChemistryOpen (Wiley, from 2012) and Zeitschrift für Anorganische Allgemeine Chemie (Wiley, since 2009). His main research interests are porous coordination polymers/metal-organic frameworks, metal nanoparticles also in ionic liquids, catalysis and supramolecular structural chemistry. He is co-author of about 420 journal publications, book chapters, text books and patents (h-Index: 71)

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Title: MOFs for water sorption for cycling heat transformation processes
Abstract: link
Lecture's Date: May 30th

Dra.  Silvia Osuna Oliveras, ICREA Researcher Professor, Universitat de Girona

Sílvia Osuna received her PhD in 2010 from the University of Girona (UdG) at the Institut de Química Computacional (IQC) under the supervision of Prof. Miquel Solà and Prof. Marcel Swart. In 2010, she moved to the group of Prof. Houk at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) thanks to the IOF Marie Curie fellowship. Since then, Sílvia has worked in computational design of enzymes of medical and pharmaceutical interest. She currently holds an ICREA research position at the Institute of Computational Chemistry and Catalysis (IQCC) at the University of Girona. Sílvia has more than 60 research publications (h-index = 24), and has been recently awarded the Young Researcher award by the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry (RSEQ 20116), the Research award by the Fundación Princesa de Girona (FPdGi 2016- Science category), and the 2017 Young Investigator Award of EuCheMS Organic Division. Her group works in the computational design of enzymes of medical and pharmaceutical interest, and is funded by the European Research Council project - Starting Grant (ERC-2015- STG-679001, NetMoDEzyme).

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Títle: Conformational heterogeneity in the evolution of enzyme function
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Lecture's Date: May 31st

Prof. Dr. Guillem Aromi, Aggregate Professor, Department of Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, Universitat de Barcelona. Director of the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB)

Dr. Guillem Aromí graduated in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the University of Barcelona (UB) and EHICS (Strasbourg, France), respectively. He earned his PhD in Chemistry at Indiana University (USA) in 1999 and completed posdoctoral stays at Leiden University (Holland) with a Marie Curie Fellowship and at Manchester University (UK). He became in 2003 a “Ramon y Cajal” Fellow at the UB where he is Aggregate Professor of Chemistry since 2007. Dr. Aromí was awarded the UB/Generalitat de Catalunya distinction for “enhanced research profile” and an ICREA Academia twice, in 2008 and 2013. He is also recipient of an ERC Starting Grant. His research interests focus on the design, synthesis and study of molecular functional materials, as a way to face the challenges of Nanotechnology, with three main lines: a) design and preparation of molecules for Quantum Computing (QC) through the coherent manipulation of spins, b) preparation and study of switchable materials based on spin crossover (SCO), and c) preparation of magnetic photoswitchable molecules. He is coauthor of about 180 papers (h-index=44)

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Title: Solid State Transformations: A Gate to Polymorphism or Multi-stability in SCO Coordination Complexes
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Lecture's Date: June 1st

Scientific Program and Book of abstracts: link 
Brochure: link


Jornades Doctorals distinguised diploma given to the three best poster and flash presentations (Prizes awarded by HNA Group):

1. Gisela Cabré Segura
2. Joaquim Peña Aparicio
3. Arpita Saha
Photo gallery: link

The Organizing Committee
With the collaboration of the "Societat Catalana de Química" (SCQ), the "Real Sociedad Española Española de Química" (RSEQ) and Grupo HNA 

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