Congratulations to Dr. Ismael !

Congratulations to Dr. Ismael !

Aya Ismael from the CHOCO research group at UiT defended her doctoral thesis titled “Method development towards synthesis of carbapenemase inhibitors” on the 26th of September 2020.

Evaluation Committee:

  • Professor Nina Kann, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden  (first opponent)
  • Professor Bård Helge Hoff, Department of Chemistry, NTNU (second opponent)
  • Dr. Vijayaragavan Elumalai, Department of Chemistry, UiT (internal member and leader of the commitee)

Professor Nina Kann participated remotely to the event, and Dr. Yvonne Piotrowski, Department of Chemistry, UiT, acted as reserve member in case she lost her connection.

The trial lecture and public defence were both live-streamed via Mediasite, and the recording was publicly available for one week.

You can read Aya’s thesis here.

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst!

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst!

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Obst, the most recent PhD in the CHOCO group at UiT! He defended his thesis well and had good discussions with his opponents, Professor Stuart A. Macgregor and Dr. Amalia Poblador-Bahamonde, during a partly digital defense 4th of September.

 

 

Congratulations to Dr. Ljiljana Pavlovic

Congratulations to Dr. Ljiljana Pavlovic

Congratulations to Ljiljana Pavlovic who successfully defended her PhD thesis on 21.08.20! She has now started as a Postdoc in the project CATCHME funded by the Research Council of Norway (Project leader K. Hopmann). The focus of CATCHME is on identifying molecules that can bind CO2 and promote C-CO2 bond formation, with the ultimate goal to develop asymmetric carboxylation reactions. DFT and experimental methods will be used in order to investigate the behaviour of CO2 during C-CO2 bond formations in the presence of trapping molecules.