PhD. Joaquín C. Garcia-Martinez was born in Albacete, Spain, in 1975. He studied at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), where he received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry in 1998. He obtained his PhD degree cum laude from the same university in 2002. He has been working abroad in Supramolecular Organic Chemistry research group of Prof. Bert Meijer at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) (The Netherlands) and Prof. Richard M. Crooks group at Texas A&M University (USA). In 2005, he returned to Spain as Ramon y Cajal researcher at the Organic Chemistry department of School of Chemistry (UCLM) and he became Associate Professor in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded as the best youngest research (Luisa de Sigea prize 2010) and at the same time, he moved to Albacete to set up the School of Pharmacy at UCLM as Associate Dean until 2014. He leads the Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry Research group since 2010.
Julián Rodríguez López studied chemistry at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and received his doctorate with honors (cum laude) in 1990. He was appointed as Teaching Assistant at UCM in 1989, and after a one-year postdoctoral stay as a Fulbright fellow at the University of Texas at Austin with Prof. Philip D. Magnus, he returned to Madrid. In 1995 he moved to the Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha at Ciudad Real where he became Associate Professor in 1998 and obtained the Spanish habilitation as Full Professor in organic chemistry in 2012. His current research interests are focused on the chemistry of dendrimers, especially those with photoluminiscent properties as well as catalytic and biomedical activity. More recently, he is also involved in the study of novel N-heterocyclic carbene structures.
PhD. Juan Tolosa Barrilero
Tenure of Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry at School Pharmacy.
PhD. Juan Tolosa-Barrilero studied Chemistry at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and finished his Ph.D. in 2007 with a dissertation on “design of new dendritic architectures and multichromophoric systems”. Then, he started a post-doctoral career of five years –initially at Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) and afterwards at the ‘Organische Chemie Institut’ in the University of Heidelberg (Germany)- before becoming assistant professor in 2012 in the group “Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry” led by Dr. García-Martínez. His scientific collaborations include Prof. Uwe H. F. Bunz (Chief Executive in U. Heidelberg, Germany), Prof. Laren M. Tolbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA), Prof. Vincent M. Rotello (University of Massachusetts, USA), and Prof. Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands).
PhD. Antonio Sánchez Ruiz
Lecturer of Pharmaceutical and Organic Chemistry at School Pharmacy.
PhD. Antonio Sánchez-Ruiz got his degree in Chemistry from the University of Malaga in 2001 and obtained his Ph.D. in 2006, after studying the total synthesis of natural compounds based on chiral epoxyamides as starting materials in the group of Prof. Francisco Sarabia. This period was followed by a postdoctoral position at The Scripps Research Institute (USA) in the group of Prof. K. C. Nicolaou, where he also got in touch with the applications of mass spectrometry in biological problems. Changing his research interests motivated him to move first to CIC BiomaGUNE and CIDETEC, both in San Sebastián (Spain), and later to the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (UK) in the group of Prof. Sabine L. Flitsch, where he deepened his knowledge and skills into biological MALDI mass spectrometry. Following this period, he joined Lhasa Ltd., a company based in Leeds that pioneered the development of in silico toxicology; here, he developed a keen interest in computational approaches towards organic chemistry. In late 2016, he joined Dr. García-Martínez group in Albacete as lecturer, where his main research interests are the conjugation of fluorescent probes with bioactive molecules and the applications of data mining to organic chemistry and toxicology.