Laboratory of
Asymmetric Catalysis
The Kalek Research Group

News Archive

2018


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2018-06-22

We hosted two talented high school students participating in research workshops organized by the Polish Children's Fund. During their stay Marcin and Tomek worked on the development of new reactions involving hypervalent iodine reagents and catalysts.

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2018-06-09

Karol participated in the Science Picnic of Polish Radio and the Copernicus Science Centre at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Check the Gallery for cool pictures.

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2018-06-08

Karol and Janek presented posters at the ChemSession'18.

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2018-04-13

Ph.D. student position avaliable
We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing the Ph.D. program in our group. See the Vacancies section for details.

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2018-04-12

Adam delivered a talk and Marcin presented a poster at the 11th OSCO Conference.

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2018-03-14

Adam's paper on NHC-catalyzed olefination of aldehydes with vinyliodonium salts is published in Organic Letters. Congratulations!

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2018-03-09

Marcin participated in the 1st ChemPubSoc Europe Early Career Researchers Meeting in Weinheim, Germany.

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2018-03-01

Adam presented his work at the 1st CeNT Scientific Session.

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2018-02-16

Marcin delivered a talk at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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2018-01-24

Adam and Marcin participated in Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall 70th Anniversary Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. Happy Birthday JEB!

2017

December 2017
Our paper on the mechanism of asymmetric palladium-catalyzed oxidative carbocyclizatyion-borylation, made in a collaboration with Prof. Jan-Erling Bäckvall from Stockholm University, is published in Chem. Eur. J.

Marcin has been awarded the Scholarship for Distinguished Young Scientists by the Minister of Science and Higher Education.

November 2017
Manoj has joined the group. Welcome aboard!

October 2017
Janek has joined the group. Welcome aboard!
Karol has joined the group. Welcome aboard!

September 2017
Marcin delivered a talk and Adam presented a poster at the 60th Meeting of the Polish Chemical Society. We had a great time in Wroclaw!

July 2017
Our paper on the combined use of DFT calculations and kinetics siumulations, made in a collaboration with Prof. Fahmi Himo from Stockholm University, is published in JACS.

June 2017
Marcin gave a talk at the 4th Meeting on Challenges in Computational Homogeneous Catalysis in Stockholm, Sweden.

May 2017
Postdoc position avaliable
We are looking for candidates for a postdoctoral researcher, please see the Vacancies section for details.

March 2017
Ph.D. student position avaliable.
We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing the graduate program in our group. See the Vacancies section for details.

Our paper on non-linear effects in enantioconvergent reactions, made in a collaboration with Prof. Gregory C. Fu from Caltech, is published in JACS.

February 2017
Prof. Jacek Stawiński from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry PAS in Poznań will visit us on the 23rd of February 2017. He will give a seminar entitled: "How to get the most out of two phosphorus chemistries? Studies on H-phosphonates." at 1 p.m. in room 0142. Everybody is warmly invited!

2016

December 2016
Dr. Zbigniew Rafiński from the Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń will visit us on the 10th of January 2017. He will give a seminar entitled: "Nucleophilic organocatalysis with terpene-derived NHCs - synthesis and applications in enantioselective reactions" at 2 p.m. in room 4223. Everybody is warmly invited!

September 2016
Adam has joined the group as its first Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard!

June 2016
We hosted two talented high school students participating in research workshops organized by the Polish Children's Fund. During their stay Krystian and Jakub successfully conducted the synthesis of a new diarylprolinol silyl ether-type organocatalyst.

April 2016
Prof. Fahmi Himo's review article co-authored by Marcin is published in Acc. Chem. Res. It is the first paper from the group with the official CeNT affiliation!

March 2016
Our brand new lab is well on the way to be fully equipped. There is still some furniture moving to be done, but we will be in the game any day now! Visit the Gallery for more pictures.

February 2016
Ph.D. student position avaliable.
We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing the graduate program in our group. See the Vacancies section for details.

2015

November 2015
We are looking for candidates interested in applying for postdoc grants FUGA from the National Science Centre. See the Vacancies section for details.

August 2015
We are looking for candidates interested in applying for a postdoc grant POLONEZ from the National Science Centre. See the Vacancies section for details.

July 2015
Marcin's postdoc paper is published in JACS.

The group will officially inaugurate its existance on the 1st of October 2015 but the website is already up and running! Feel free to explore and stay tuned for new openings.

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