About the PhD Day
We are excited to announce the first edition of the ICIQ PhD Day, an event designed for and by ICIQ PhD students featuring interesting invited conferences, flash presentations and poster and networking sessions. It will take place at ICIQ on the 15th–16th June 2017.
Registration is now open, please register using the form at the end of this page.
- Registration and abstract submission deadline: Sunday 14th May
The number of poster/flash presentations is limited by time and space constraints (30 posters, 20 flash presentations). Preference will be given to those who register first, but in order to balance the scientific program we aim to include presentations from as many groups as possible. Funding for poster printing is available if required.
Prizes will be awarded for:
- Best talk
- Best poster
- Most creative use of graphics in a poster / presentation
Dr. Mónica Pérez-Temprano (ICIQ).
Mónica received her Chemistry degree from the University of Valladolid (Spain), then joined the Espinet group, first as a master student and later as a FPU PhD fellow. She received her European PhD in Chemistry with Excellent Cum Laude under the supervision of Prof. Espinet and Prof. Casares. She then worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Sanford at the University of Michigan. Less than two years ago, she began her independent career as a Junior Group Leader at ICIQ. Her group is focused on understanding organometallic processes relevant to catalytic transformations.
Dr. Anna Homs (Ferrer).
Anna was born in Igualada, near Barcelona (Spain). After completing her BSc in Chemistry at the Institut Químic de Sarrià she moved to Germany, where she worked at Bayer CropScience A.G for one year. She carried out her PhD thesis at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia under the supervision of Prof. Echavarren, for which she received one of the three Lilly awards for PhD students. Immediately after graduating, she started working at Ferrer Healthtech (Interquim), where she is a Project Leader in the R&D department.
Dr. David Wilcke (Bayer Crop Science).
David grew up in Mayen (Germany), in the beautiful Eifel, then decided to study Biomedicinal Chemistry in Mainz and Seoul (South Korea). Later, he obtained his PhD in Organic Methodology at the Technical University of Munich under the supervision of Prof. Bach, and complemented this with a research stay in the group of Prof. Kobayashi at the University of Tokyo (Japan). After a postdoctoral stay focused on the diversity-oriented synthesis of small molecule libraries in the group of Prof. Spring at the University of Cambridge (UK), David moved into industry as a synthesis laboratory head in the Crop Science Division of Bayer.
César Palmero (MDPI).
César is an editor and communications specialist. A chemist by training, his expertise lies in scientific publishing, technical writing and content creation. He works on the development of scientific journals, with a focus on science communication, community engagement and project management. In the past, he worked at the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) developing world-leading journals such as Chemical Society Reviews, Chemical Science and ChemComm. Recently, he joined the MDPI editorial office in Barcelona to strengthen their portfolio of open access journals.
Dr. Ana M. Castaño (Eli Lilly & Co.)
Ana received her PhD degree in Chemistry from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) under the supervision of Prof. Echavarren. After a postdoctoral position with Prof. Bäckvall at Uppsala University (Sweden) and another with Prof. Echavarren at the UAM, she joined Eli Lilly in as Research Scientist. During her time at Lilly, she has contributed to numerous drug discovery programs in the Neurosciences and Endocrine areas that delivered several clinical candidates. For two years, she was appointed Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Currently she is Principal Research Scientist and the Group Leader of the Endocrine chemistry group at Lilly Alcobendas (Spain).
Víctor Molina Navas (Gadis).
Víctor studied Chemistry at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, where he also pursued a MBA and studies in International Cooperation. He is passionate about science, but has always been attracted to different fields of knowledge. After being involved in various organizations linked to cooperation (Engineering Without Borders, Red Cross…) he and some friends created their own healthcare NGO: GADIS, which has led several projects to supply drinking water and provide expert support in Senegal, Guinea, Peru and Honduras. He currently balances cooperation with a job at the URV as a member of Project APQUA, a science dissemination program.
Please download the template for abstracts here.