Mercedes Amat completed her Ph. D. in 1984 and in 1985 she moved, as Fulbright Scholar, to the University of Virginia (USA) where she carried out postdoctoral studies working in the total synthesis of natural products. In 1986 she was appointed to a permanent position as Associate Professor and in 1997 she was promoted to the position of Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Barcelona. From January 2005 to December 2012 she was Head of the Department of “Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry” of the University of Barcelona. She has been awarded with the Felix Serratosa medal 2015 by the Organic Chemistry Section of the RSEQ.
The ultimate goal of her basic research is the development of general synthetic methods and strategies, and their application to the synthesis of natural products, particularly alkaloids, and other bioactive nitrogen compounds, both in the racemic series and enantiopure form.
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