Université Libre de Bruxelles

Brussels, Belgium

Belgium-based work comprised organic synthesis, anticancer metal complexes and halogen bonding. Currently focused on DFT-derived reaction mechanisms of organocatalytic processes, the development of novel lipophilic metal-arene Os/Ru complexes to treat glioblastoma, and the experimental and theoretical assessment of halogen-bonded supramolecular complexes.

My PhD dealt the asymmetric synthesis of 15N-enriched chiral vicinal diamines and their use as ligands for cytotoxic platinum(II) complexes. I also used modern density functional theory to rationalize the regioselective ring-opening reactions of activated aziridines.