Universidad de Sevilla
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Pabellón de México
Universidad de Sevilla
Paseo de las Delicias, s /n esquina Avenida Eritaña
The American Chemical Society’s premier outreach program, ACS on Campus, will be coming to Universidad de Sevilla on September 25! Join us for an exciting day of publishing talks, career tips, and the latest ACS Resources you can use to grow your career.Network with local professionals and your peers and make lasting connections over networking breaks.
You’ll hear from Prof. M. Rosa Palacín an Associate Editor of Chemistry of Materials, Dr. Félix Calderon, Associate Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases, Dr. Míriam Plana of ACS International, Prof. Carmen Nicaso Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Universidad de Sevilla and more!
The event is FREE and open to all students studying the sciences-not just chemistry! You do not have to be a student of Universidad de Sevilla to attend. Please check back soon for program announcements and to register.
“Post Li-ion battery chemistries: promises and challenges” from Prof. Rosa Palacin
Current societal challenges in terms of energy storage have prompted to an intensification in the research aiming at unraveling new high energy density battery technologies. Aside from controversial debates on lithium supply, the development of new sustainable battery chemistries based on abundant is appealing, especially for large scale stationary applications. Interesting alternatives are to use sodium, magnesium or calcium instead of lithium. While for the Na-ion case fast progresses are expected as a result of chemical similarities with lithium and the cumulated Li-ion battery know how over the years, for Ca and Mg the situation is radically different. While the viability of Ca or Mg metal anodes would bring a breakthrough in terms of energy density, development of suitable electrolytes and cathodes with efficient multivalent ion diffusion are bottlenecks to overcome.
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“Tres Cantos Open Lab: Filling the Translational Gap in Neglected Diseases Drug Discovery” from. Dr. Félix Calderón
The drug discovery process for the diseases of the developing world (DDW) in the pharmaceutical industry is challenging due to the large investment and low financial return. Therefore, innovative strategies are required to discover and develop new pharmaceuticals against Diseases of the Developing World.
Since 2010, GlaxoSmithKline has adopted an open innovation strategy promoting collaboration and transfer of knowledge among the scientific community, with the final aim to deliver new effective medicines for the DDW. Within our open innovation approach, the Open Lab program has been created to facilitate the translation of basic research in the DDW field into industrial scale. The Open Lab offers the GSK Tres Cantos site (Spain) to scientists from around the world to work on their own DDW projects, providing them the drug discovery expertise and state-of-the-art facilities of the pharmaceutical industry. Results are shared with the broader community to accelerate and motivate research in DDW.
Over the last seven years, the Open Lab has funded more than 72 projects and has hosted more than 85 visiting scientists from world class institutions. Focused on developing tools, exploiting targets and discovering novel molecules to tackle malaria, tuberculosis, kinetoplastid and enteric diseases, the Openlab is delivering exciting drug discovery opportunities that could deliver new effective medicines for the least developed countries.
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M. Rosa Palacín, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, Chemistry of Materials
Deputy Director, Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
Rosa Palacín studied chemistry at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and received her Ph.D. in materials science for the same university. After postdoctoral research at LRCS in France and under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Tarascon she joined the Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona belonging to CSIC, the Spanish National Research Council. She has been part of the research staff since 1999 and has been the deputy director since 2014. Her research career has been fully focused on rechargeable battery materials initially either nickel based or lithium based, to more recently deviate to alternative chemistries such as sodium-ion and now, also calcium. Specific emphasis is set on tailoring structure and microstructure of electrode materials to maximize electrochemical performance for traditional technologies and in the development of new electrolytes for emerging technologies.
Félix Calderón, Ph.D.
Associate Editor, ACS Infectious Diseases
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).
Míriam Plana, Ph.D.
Account Manager Spain & Portugal, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS International
Dr. Míriam Plana joined Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) in 2007. Her main focus at CAS is helping scientists solve their scientific information challenges and reach their goals through CAS Solutions. Míriam received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Barcelona, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. During her Ph.D. studies she moved to University of Oxford (UK), Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) and BAYER AG (Germany) to complete her research and learn new ways and techniques to do research. Before working at CAS, Míriam worked as a Technical Chemical Engineer, Head of X-Rays Diffraction and Researcher in R&D in different fields such as Cosmetic, Paper, Dyes and Enamels. She speaks English, German, Spanish, Catalan and some French.
Carmen Nicasio, Ph.D.
Vice-Dean for Institutional Relations of the Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad de Sevilla
Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Universidad de Sevilla
M. Carmen Nicasio obtained her Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Ernesto Carmona. Then, she moved to University of York, UK, to work with Prof. Robin N Perutz as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow. Shortly thereafter, she joined Prof. Pedro J. Pérez’s group at the Universidad of Huelva, Spain, where she was appointed Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry in 2000. In 2010 she moved to Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, where she is Professor of Inorganic Chemistry since 2011. She is currently the Vice-Dean for Institutional Relations of the Faculty of Chemistry.