The winners of the 2017 RSEQ-Lilly Awards for PhD students have just been announced. Eloísa Serrano (Martin’s group) was one of the three awardees, together with Noelia Casanova (CIQUS) and Enol López (University of Oviedo).
Eloísa carries out her research in the activation of small molecules using metal catalysts towards the synthesis of value-added products. More specifically, her PhD research is focused in the development of new cross-coupling methodologies for the formation of C–C bonds.
As a recognition for the award, Eloísa will present her work in an invited oral presentation during the XXXVI Biennial Meeting of the RSEQ, which will take place in Sitges by the end of June.
With these awards, Lilly recognises research excellence and the link between the academic field and the pharmaceutical industry. In previous years, other ICIQ PhD students were awarded this distinction: Nicolas Marion (Nolan’s group, 2006); Elena Herrero (Echavarren’s group, 2008); Patricia Pérez (Echavarren’s group, 2009); Anna Homs (Echavarren’s group, 2014); Xueqiang Wang (Martin’s group, 2015); and Cayetana Zárate (Martin’s group, 2016).