Annual out-of-town meeting
The CHOCO group is annually going out of town for a two day group meeting with focus on team building and career development. This year we went fishing, followed by a session on grant writing. Indeed, both were challenging! We caught only 1 fish, which was shared at our international dinner, where each group member brought a dish. The group members then learned about funding schemes, reviewer comments and had to judge 5 real grant applications. The excellent comments showed that these students will make great grant writers!
NordCO2 Summer School
Two members from our group participated in the rather late Summer School in October in Uppsala, Sweden. Assoc Prof II Aina Nova gave a lecture on homogenous reduction of CO2 to Methanol.
Read more about the summer school here.
We Are Looking for a Project Coordinator
In the CHOCO Group we have an open position as project coordinator/project leader for a period of three years. The position is associated with the NordCO2 and CO2PERATE grants led by the CHOCO Group.
The role of coordinator will involve varied tasks in close contact with the scientific management of the projects and the administration at the institute and the faculty.
For more information and to apply click HERE
New Article Published by the CHOCO Group
Our manuscript on Hydrocarboxylation of Alkenes and Allenes was accepted in Chemical Science!
NordForsk meeting in CPH
On August 28th, CHOCO PI Kathrin and admin Yngve were in Copenhagen to present our NordCO2 consortium to NordForsk, who is funding our research.
During our visit to Denmark, it was interesting to see the Danish focus on being CO2-neutral.
Annette, Kathrin, Ljiljana, Aya and Diego are at EuCOMC 2019 in Helsinki (June 16-20, https://www.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/eucomc-xxiii), enjoying amazing talks on organometallic CO2 activation. Kathrin will give her plenary lecture on Thursday at 9:00.
MSCA-ITN Grant to CHOCO Group
Kathrin is coordinator of a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). The collaboration will train future scientists in the art of using carbon dioxide for synthesizing essential molecules in a sustainable manner.
The new network, aptly named CO2PERATE, will have three industrial partners: Evonik, AstraZeneca and Haldor Topsøe, and will collaborate with outstanding European research groups in the field: Ruben Martin (ICIQ), Cristina Nevado (UZH), Matthias Beller (LIKAT), Ainara Nova (UiO), Belén Martín-Matute (SU) and Troels Skrydstrup (AU). From Tromsø Luca Frediani and Annette Bayer will participate.
15 new PhD positions will be announced in the research groups soon, 2 of those in the CHOCO group. Stay in touch!
Open PhD position
We are happy to announce an open position in the CHOCO group! The candidate will work with computational chemistry and catalyst design for CO2 conversion. Apply today – you will get to work with this awesome bunch!
CHOCO PI Kathrin is leading AWORA (the UiT Academy for Women in Research and Arts). Join our next AWORA meeting on microagressive behaviour in academia on Monday 29th of April at 10:30 in Ardna at UiT: https://www.facebook.com/events/394240781432167/
Our 2018 Angewandte article on Iron-Catalyzed Carbenoid Transfer was selected for a research highlight in SYNFACTS.
Congratulations to Janakiram, Annette and Kathrin!
Read the highlight here.
Read the original article here.