Professor Cristina Nevado joins Science of Synthesis Editorial Board

Stuttgart, July 2018 – Professor Cristina Nevado of the University of Zürich’s Chemistry Institute has joined the Science of Synthesis (SOS) Editorial Board with immediate effect. Science of Synthesis, a continually updated chemical reference resource, presents chemists from all sectors, including industry as well as research institutes and universities, with established and proven synthetic methods for a comprehensive range of compound classes. Professor Cristina Nevado brings her expertise in the synthesis of complex natural products and catalysis to her new role.

“With Cristina Nevado we have a leading scientist of the
younger generation joining the board of editors,” says Professor
Dr. Alois Fürstner, Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für
Kohlenforschung, Mülheim on Ruhr, and Editor-in-Chief of
Science of Synthesis. “Her expertise ranges from contemporary
catalysis research to natural product synthesis, putting her in an
ideal position to help SOS fulfill its mission as the most reliable
source of information covering organic synthesis in its entire
breadth,” Professor Fürstner adds.

Professor Cristina Nevado received her Master’s degree in
organic chemistry and her PhD from the Universidad Autónoma
de Madrid. She then accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the
Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung at Mülheim on Ruhr,
where she worked with Professor Fürstner on the total synthesis
of bioactive marine macrolides.

Since 2007, Professor Nevado and her research group at the
University of Zürich have been focusing on the biological
evaluation of natural products occurring exclusively in maritime
environments, including defensive toxins found in algae and
corals. Very often, these substances can be isolated only in
minuscule quantities from natural sources. The group´s
research goal is to develop new methods for the synthesis of
such compounds, in order to make them available for the
development of new drugs where they may be able to influence
and mitigate inflammation and even cancer progression and
metastasis. Furthermore, Professor Nevado and her team are
developing new reactions that make use of the catalytic
properties of transition metals to promote various bond
formations. Professor Nevado’s projects are funded with support
from a European Research Council Young Investigators Grant.

Professor Nevado has received multiple awards for her research
in organic chemistry. In addition to the Werner Prize of the
Swiss Chemical Society, she has been awarded with the
Emerging Investigator Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry
as well as the Thieme Chemistry Journal Award.
From July 2018, Professor Nevado joins the international
Science of Synthesis Editorial Board, the nine members of which
work closely together with the Thieme SOS editorial team to
continuously develop the reference work. Chemists in all
sectors, including industry as well as research institutions and
universities, rely on Science of Synthesis, which is available as
an interactive online platform with text and structure search
functionalities and as a print work.

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