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Ph.D in Organic Chemistry
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2006–2008 Research assistant in medicinal chemistry, Zentrum für Pharmaforschung Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (D).
Heterocyclic chemistry: preparation of N-substituted proline derivatives as GABA transporter inhibitors.
2004–2005 Research assistant in analytical chemistry, Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Facility - Lausanne University Hospital (CH).
Mass Spectrometry: identification and characterization of the metabolites of Imatinib after incubation with CYP450 by LC-ESI-MS-MS (triple quadrupole technology); development of a quantitative method for an anti-apoptotic peptide in plasma by LC-ESI-MSn (linear ion trap technology).
2002–2003 Research assistant in organic chemistry, Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et Biologique - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne (CH).
Organometallic chemistry: functionalization and derivatization of hetero-aromatic rings using organolithium bases.
Heterocyclic chemistry: preparation of various quinolones and quinolines from anilines. Improvement of the known synthetic methods.
1998–2001 Post-doctoral position in organic chemistry, Institut de Chimie Organique - University of Lausanne (CH).
Fluorine chemistry: addition of elemental fluorine on double bonds; preparation of trifluoromethylated compounds using SF4 and HF.
1992–1996 MSc and PhD in organic chemistry, University of Montpellier (F).
Asymmetric synthesis: preparation of optically active amino-acids, -nitriles and -amides from aldehydes and a chiral auxiliary (asymmetric Strecker's synthesis).