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.
Organometallics + CO2 = Happiness! The CHOCO group is at the EuCOMC 2019, where we organize an own parallel session on CO2 as part of NordCO2. The room is full!
Publisert av CHOCO Research Group Mandag 17. juni 2019
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.
New article published by the CHOCO Group
Congratulations to Janakiram on his newest article on carbenoids: Vinyl Sulfoxonium Ylide: A New Vinyl Carbenoid Transfer Reagent for the Synthesis of Heterocycles
It can be read here.
Sietske Grijseels recently joined the CHOCO Group as a researcher. She is working in a collaborative project together with prof. Espen Hansen (Marbio, UiT) and prof. Kirsten Krause (AMB, UiT) with upscaling of biomass from infected plants. The proejct is funded by the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy (ARC). A warm welcome to you!
NordCO2 Annual Report
The CHOCO group is leading the Nordic Consortium for CO2 Conversion (NordCO2), a Nordic University Hub financed by NordForsk and the 9 participating Universities. NordCO2 has just released its first annual report, which is for the year 2018. Read it at: NordCO2_AnnualReport2018
The CHOCO team welcomes Dr. Ainara Nova (UiO) as an Assoc. Prof-II (20% position) in the CHOCO group. Ainara will work together with us on computational catalysis and give courses, for example about microkinetic modelling. She will also increase the number of female PIs in computational chemistry at the department by 100%. 🙂
Dr. Ainara Nova, UiO.
The CHOCO group has obtained funding from the Arctic Centre for Sustainable Energy for starting research on biomass (which we will couple with CO2 to make oil-free chemicals).
We will characterize different types of biomass for this purpose, together with our new collaborator Prof. Kirsten Krause at BFE.