Complementary training


Hands-on training activities

High Throughput Experimentation course. Theory and lab sessions. Dr. Ana Bellomo (expert in the field with previous experience working in University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Merck Co.), Dr. Xisco Caldentey and Xavier Castan (HTE Unit staff). (May 2nd-6th).

Fluorescence course. Theory and practice sessions. Dr. Fernando Bozoglián, Spectroscopy Unit manager (February 4th and 11th)

Information session about NMR resources in the ICIQ intranet. Dr. Gabriel González. NMR Unit manager (July 19th).

FTIR & Raman seminar. Dr. Fernando Bozoglián Spectroscopy Unit manager (September 29th).

Cambridge Crystallographic Database (CCD) seminar. Dr. Marta Martínez, X-Ray Diffraction Unit Technician (November 17th).

Intellectual property, technology transfer and entrepreneurship

Intellectual Property Management at ICIQ. Dr. Frédéric Ratel, IP Manager (April 5th)

Technology Transfer. Eva Baltar, ISIS Innovation, Oxford University (April 21st)

From Science to Business. BIST/ESADE. Luisa Alemany (ESADE), Jordi Vinaixa (ESADE) and Xavier Ferràs (Universitat de Vic), (May 3st -June 1st)

How to become an affective researcher VITAE-BIST, (Dec. 15th-16th)

Language courses

Free of charge language courses (Catalan, Spanish and English) for ICIQ’s staff members.


ICREA Conference on Functional Nanocontainers (CaixaForum Tarragona, October 17th-20th)


ICIQ Seminar Programme

Date Professor University Title
22.01.2016 Prof. Stephen P. Fletcher University of Oxford (United Kingdom) Mostly Copper Catalysed Asymmetric Additions of Alkylzirconium Reagents
05.02.2016 Dr. Mark D. Symes University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) Materials and Devices for Electrochemical Water Splitting: A Fresh Look at Some Old Catalysts and Some New(er) Catalysts for Old Applications
19.02.2016 Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Grützmacher ETH Zürich (Switzerland) Metal Ligand Cooperation in Catalyzed Dehydrogenations
26.02.2016 Dr. Alexander T. Radosevich The Pennsylvania State University (USA) Distorted Tricoordinate Phosphorus Compounds as Biphilic Catalysts
04.03.2016 Dr. Juan-Miguel Jimenez Vertex Pharmaceuticals Europe Ltd, Abingdon (United Kingdom) Use of Structure-Based Drug Design (SBDD) Approach in the Discovery of Potent and Selective Kinase Inhibitors
16.03.2016 Prof. Ken Sakai Kyushu University (Japan) Molecular Photocatalysts and Electrocatalysts Towards Solar-driven Water Splitting
18.03.2016 Prof. Dr. Markus Reiher ETH Zürich (Switzerland) Exploring Transition Metal Chemistry with New Quantum Chemical Methods
01.04.2016 Dr. Sílvia Osuna Universitat de Girona (Spain) Active Site Dynamics in Designed and Laboratory-generated Enzymes
06.04.2016 Prof. José Luis Mascareñas & Prof. David W.C. MacMillan Universidad Santiago de Compostela (Spain) / Princeton University, New Jersey (USA) Transition Metals at the Center: Catalytic Methods and Tools for Chemical Biology / The Evolution of Aspects of Organocatalysis and Photoredox Catalysis in the MacMillan Lab (Conferència Fèlix Serratosa 2016)
07.04.2016 Prof. Kenichiro Itami Nagoya University (Japan) Creation of Biofunctional Molecules and Nanocarbon Molecules by Rapid Synthesis Catalysts
22.04.2016 Dr. Elisabet Romero Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (The Netherlands) The Quantum Design of Solar-Energy Conversion in Photosynthesis: From Understanding to Engineering
25.04.2016 Dr. Takeshi Morikawa Toyota Central Research & Development Inc. (Japan) Semiconductor/metal-complex Hybrid Systems for Solar CO2 Reduction Utilizing Water as an Electron Donor and a Proton Source
27.04.2016 Prof. José Luis Vicario Universidad del País Vasco (Spain) Playing with rings: Organocatalytic Approaches to Stereodefined Carbo- and Heterocyclic Scaffolds
29.04.2016 Prof. Paul J. Chirik Princeton University (USA) Catalysis with Earth Abundant Elements
06.05.2016 Prof. Sonsoles Martín Santamaría Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, CIB, Madrid (Spain) Pattern Reconition Receptors: The Computational Perspective into the Immunity Mechanisms
13.05.2016 Prof. Maurizio Benaglia Università Degli Studi di Milano (Italy) Enabling Technologies-Assisted Organocatalysis: Continuous Flow Stereoselective Reactions in (Micro)-Mesoreactors and Catalytic Reactors
19.05.2016 Prof. Guosheng Liu Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (China) Difunctionalization of Alkenes: New Concept and Strategy
27.05.2016 Prof. R. Tom Baker University of Ottawa (Canada) Base-Metal Catalysis Approaches to Greener Hydrofluorocarbon Synthesis
30.05.2016 Prof. Joseph M. Fox University of Delaware, Newark (USA) Fast Bioorthogonal Chemistry: Discovery, Development and Applications
03.06.2016 Prof. Nicolas Giuseppone Université de Strasbourg (France) Dynamic Sypramolecular Polymers as Functional Materials
22.06.2016 Prof. Jong-In Hong Seoul National University (Korea) Fluorescent Probes for Biological Phosphates and their Bioanalytical Applications
27.06.2016 Dr. Vjekoslav Dekaris Chem, Cell Press, Cambridge, MA (USA) Publishing in Chem Cell Press
27.06.2016 Prof. Donglin Jiang Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Japan) Two-Dimensional Covalent Polymers and Organic Frameworks: Opportunity and Challenge
01.07.2016 Prof. Zhaomin Hou Organometallic Chemistry Laboratory and Center for Sustainable Resource Science, RIKEN (Japan) Activation and Transformation of Small Molcules by Transition Metal Catalysts
04.07.2016 Prof. Geoffrey W. Coates Cornell University (USA) Bimetallic Catalysts – Are Two Metals Better than One?
08.07.2016 Prof. Viktor V. Zhdankin University of Minnesota Duluth (USA) Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry
11.07.2016 Prof. Michael North Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, University of York (United Kingdom) CO2 Separation and Utilisation
13.09.2016 Prof. Ron Naaman Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) The Electron’s Spin and Molecular Chirality- from Spintronics to Efficient Water Splitting
22.09.2016 Dr. Anna Troeger Wiley VCH, Weinheim (Germany) Publishing in Material Science-Editor, Reviewer & Author Responsabilities
30.09.2016 Dr. Stefan Marx BASF (Germany) Research at BASF
05.10.2016 Prof. Andreas Pfaltz University of Basel (Switzerland) Asymmetric Hydrogenation with Chiral Iridium Catalysts
07.10.2016 Prof. Ross A. Widenhoefer Duke University, Durham (USA) Synthetic and Mechanistic Aspects of Gold(I) π-Activation Catalysis
14.10.2016 Prof. Nan Zheng University of Arkansas (USA) Development of Annulation Reactions of Cyclopropylanilines and Cyclobutylanilines by Visible Light Photocatalysis
04.11.2016 Prof. Michael Shatruk Florida State University (USA) Exploring Magnetic Bistability in Molecular Materials: Spin Crossover, Light-Induced Radical Trapping, and Plastic Phases
11.11.2016 Prof. Christian Amatore Ecole Normale Supérieure, UPMC and CNRS (France) Palladium Catalyzed Cross-Coupling Reactions: A Few Mechanistic Truths beyond a Nobel Prize
18.11.2016 Prof. David Procter University of Manchester (United Kingdom) From Radical Cascades to Metal-Free C-H Couplings: New Methods for Target Syntesis
25.11.2016 Prof. Dr. Stefan Jaroch Bayer Pharma AG (Germany) Open Innovation at Bayer Pharma
02.12.2016 Prof. Dr. Serena DeBeer Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion (Germany) and Cornell University (USA) Making and Breaking Bonds: New Insights into Catalytic Processes Using Advanced X-ray Spectroscopic Approaches
12.12.2016 Prof. Silas Cook Indiana University, Bloomington (USA) Changing Perceptions: Advancing the Scope of Cross Coupling Through Radical Organometallics
15.12.2016 Prof. Keiichi Tomishige Tohoku University (Japan) Deoxydehydration Reactions over Heterogeneous Re Catalysts on CeO2 Using Hydrogen as a Reductant for the Production of Biomass-derived Chemicals
19.12.2016 Prof. Frank Wuerthner Universität Würzburg (Germany) Dye Assemblies for Artificial Photosynthesis