Department: Química Orgánica e Inorgánica

Centre: Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología

Campus: Bizkaia

Field of knowledge: Ciencias

Area: Organic Chemistry

Research group: Catálisis Metálica y Organocatálisis - GIC 21/016


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Doctor by the Universidad del País Vasco - Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea with the thesis Adiciones electrófilas estereocontroladas sobre enolatos de amidas empleando (s,s)-(+) suedoefedrina como auxiliar quiral. Aplicaciones sintéticas 2000. Supervised by Dr. Dolores Badía Urrestarazu, Dr. Esther Domínguez Pérez.

Jose L. Vicario graduated in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 1996 and finished his undergraduate studies as Erasmus student under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Gerard van Koten at Utrecht University working in the field of organometallic chemistry by developing chiral Mn(II)/pincer catalysts for cross coupling and conjugate addition reactions. From 1997 to 2000 he carried out PhD studies the Univ. of the Basque Country under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. D. Badía and Prof. Dr. E. Domínguez working in the development of synthetic methodology using chiral auxiliaries and the application toward the enantioselective total synthesis of isoquinoline alkaloids with a grant provided by the Basque Government. After postdoctoral studies in 2002 at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dieter Enders, where he worked in the total synthesis of natural product (-)-callystatin A, he returned in 2002 to the Dept. of Organic Chemistry II at the Univ. of the Basque Country as assistant professor. Next, Jose L. Vicario was appointed Associate Professor in 2003 and full professor in 2016. He started his career as independent researcher in 2006 and his current research interests deal with the design of new methodologies in asymmetric synthesis, especially asymmetric organocatalysis, and the stereocontrolled synthesis of pharmacologically active compounds. In 1998 and in 2003 respectively received the “Degree Award” and the “Doctorate Award” given by the Univ. of the Basque Country. In 2009 Prof. Jose L. Vicario received the “Lilly Lecture Award” granted by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and Lilly and in 2016 he was awarded the “Ribas Medal” by the Organic Chemistry Division of the RSEQ. He is also fellow of the RSEQ (since 2001) of the ACS (since 2006) and of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (since 2015). He is currently vice-president of the Division of Organic Chemistry of the RSEQ.