Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Salón de actos
Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Avda. Complutense s/n
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, is proud to partner with Universidad Complutense de Madrid for an event on September 25! Join us for an exciting day of professional development featuring publishing discussions, career tips, and the latest from ACS. Don’t miss out on the chance to make lasting connections over networking breaks.
You’ll hear from Chris Holland, Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering; Dr. Félix Calderón, Associate Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases; and Prof. Juan Bisquert, Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. and many more!
This event is open to all students and researchers studying the sciences – not just chemistry! Registration is required to receive participation certificate.
Welcome from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Prof. Francisco Ortega, Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences
Prof. Mayte Villalba, Vice-Dean of Research and International Relations of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences
Remarks by Prof. Nazario Martín León
Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Opening Remarks & ACS Resources to Grow Your Future
Peer Review: Why, How to, and What Not to Do
Prof. Juan Bisquert, Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Preparing Abstracts with Style and Substance
Prof. Félix Calderón Associate Editor ACS Infectious Diseases
Write it, Speak it: Effective Communications
Prof. Chris Holland Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Dr. Niels Reichardt, Group Leader, CIC biomaGUNE
Dr. Deborah J. Burks, Director, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe
Dr. Rosario Rodríguez Pardo, Coordinator, Exploration and Production R&D, CEPSA R&D Centre
Dr. Javier Garcia President, Vice President (& President Elect 2022-2023) IUPAC
Dr. Carme Almansa, Chemistry Director, Esteve
Prof. Nazario Martín León, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Félix Calderón, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases
Head of the Tres Cantos Open Lab
Félix Calderón started his career at GSK in 2007 as medicinal chemist working in the Diseases of the Developing World unit at the Tres Cantos R&D site. Since then, he has hold different leading roles working across the organization at different R&D sites. In 2012 he was appointed manager of the Malaria and in 2018 Head of the Tres Cantos Openlab Foundation. Prior to GSK, his background includes a B.Sc. from the Autonoma University of Madrid and training in synthetic chemistry at the University of Turin (Italy), the Spanish National Council for Scientific Research (CSIC, Ph.D. awarded in 2006), and computational chemistry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He is associate editor of the American Chemical Society’s Infectious Diseases journal and member of the Fine Chemical Group of the London based Society for Chemistry and Industry (SCI). In 2018 he was appointed Head of the Tres Cantos Open Lab.
Chris Holland, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
EPSRC Early Career Fellowship, The University of Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering Department
Chris is based in The University of Sheffield in the Materials Science and Engineering Department where he leads the Natural Materials Group (www.naturalmaterialsgroup.com). He currently holds an EPSRC Early Career Fellowship and was previously at Oxford Zoology where he undertook his degrees and JRF. Outside the lab he is an Associate Editor for ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering and Chair of the IoM3 Natural Materials Association. His research uses tools developed for the physical sciences to better understand how processing effects performance in natural materials. Using silk as a model system and studying it is spun he has been able to gain unique insights into this material’s biodiversity, structure and evolution. Additionally, this work has made important links between natural and industrial fibre processing which has led to several patents and a fundamentally new way of designing, testing and fabricating bio-inspired materials which is now being realised as Co-ordinator of the H2020 FET Open project FLIPT (www.h2020flipt.eu).
Juan Bisquert, Ph.D.
Senior Editor, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Director, Institute of Advanced Materials (INAM), Universitat Jaume I
Juan Bisquert is a professor of applied physics at Universitat Jaume I de Castelló. He is the director of the Institute of Advanced Materials, that develops research activity on materials, nanostructures and devices for production and efficient use of clean energies. He published 350 papers in research journals, and authored a series of books including Nanostructured Energy Devices and Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaics Fundamentals (CRC Press). He has 27000 citations and an h-index of He is a Senior Editor of the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and member of the editorial board of Energy and Environmental Science. He has been on the distinguished list of 3000 Highly Cited Researchers from 2014 to 2017.
Rosario Rodríguez Pardo, Ph.D.
R&D Coordinator, Cepsa Research Centre
Born in Ferrol (A Coruña), she got a degree in Chemistry from the University of Cádiz (Spain) in 1986. From 1986 to 1989, she had a grant from the Andalucía government to develop her bachelor thesis in the Analytical Chemistry Department at the Science University of Cádiz. She joined Cepsa in 1990 as technologist in the Lubricants Laboratory where she applied her experience in the development and improvement of analytical methods. Since 2012 she is manager of the Exploration and Production research department. She coordinates a research team that develops projects to improve oil recovery in the oil fields operated by Cepsa. Her team has developed Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) technologies adapted to different reservoir conditions. Their advances have been published in international conferences or patented.
Monica Azulay, MA
Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, American Chemical Society, Publications Division
Monica joined the ACSI sales team based in Oxford in July 2014. Alongside her Regional Sales Manager reponsibilities in the EMEA region, Monica represents the ACS internationally, fostering the relationship between the ACS and their end-users, authors, customers and stakeholders. She is strongly committed to bringing the ACS closer to the scientific community outside the USA and she fully engages at every opportunity in outreach events such as ACS on Campus.
Nazario Martín León, Ph.D.
Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Nazario Martín León, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), active researcher and member of prestigious scientific societies. He obtained his degree and Doctor Degree in Chemical Sciences at the UCM, and completed his education with a postdoctoral stay at the German University of Tübingen. Currently, he teaches Organic Chemistry at the UCM and he is Deputy Director of the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA-Nanoscience Institute) of the UCM. He has been visiting professor at different universities, including the University of California in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles in the United States, as well as Angers and Strasbourg in France.
Niels Reichardt, Ph.D.
Group Leader at CIC biomaGUNE
Niels Reichardt, group leader at CIC biomaGUNE, is a chemist by training and has 19 years of experience in carbohydrate chemistry both in industrial and academic research and over 13 years developing glycan and lectin array technology. He received his PhD in Chemistry from Konstanz University, Germany. In 2006 he became group leader for glycotechnology at CIC biomaGUNE in San Sebastian. In 2008, together with Manuel Martin-Lomas he founded MDRenal, S.L., a biotechnology company developing tools for mass spectrometry based metabolomics, where he was Scientific Director until 2010. In 2016 he founded Asparia Glycomics S.L. to commercialize technology for glycan quantification developed in his laboratory.
Francisco Ortega Gómez, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences
Physical Chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Dean of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences Member of the Governing Council of the RPT Monitoring Commission, Member of the Permanent Commission of the Council of the University Senate and Member of the Academic Committee. Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Chemical Sciences Faculty of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Director of the Research Project “Complex systems: colloids, polymers and interfaces”:
María Teresa Villalba Díaz, Ph.D.
Vice-Dean of Research and International Relations of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Vice-Dean of Research and International Relations of the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the UCM. Member of the University Senate. Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the UCM. Allergy Specialist Member of the Research Group “Structure-Function in proteins”:
Carme Almansa, Ph.D.
Chemistry Director, Drug Discovery, Esteve Pharmaceuticals
Chemistry Director in the Drug Discovery area of Esteve Pharmaceuticals.Responsible for a team dedicated to medicinal, synthetic and analytical chemistry as well as compound management. Member of Esteve’s Leadership Team, participating in decisions related to project selection, prioritization and termination, candidate nomination, resource allocation and patent strategy. Publications: Co-inventor of more than 120 international patents. Co-author of 40 publications in international journals of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry and 50 communications to congresses, in the cardiovascular, immunology, pain and inflammation fields.
Deborah J.Burks, Ph.D.
Director, Prince Felipe Research Center (CIPF)
Mi formación científica y mi experiencia reflejan un continuo interés en las vías de transducción de señales y su relevancia para la salud humana. Durante mi formación posdoctoral en el Joslin Diabetes Center (Harvard Medical School), participé en el descubrimiento y caracterización de las proteínas del sustrato receptor de insulina (IRS) en el laboratorio de Morris White. El desarrollo de modelos knockout de ratón de esas proteínas nos permitió definir nuevos paradigmas en la investigación de la diabetes, incluyendo la novedosa observación de que IRS2 tiene funciones biológicas específicas en las células beta pancreáticas, el cerebro y en tejidos reproductivos. Esos hallazgos pioneros continúan siendo altamente citados en artículos del campo del metabolismo y la diabetes (Burks et al, Nature, 2000; Withers and Burks, Nature Genetics, 1999).