THE Group Leader


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Anthony J. Burke  is the group leader. He obtained a BSc (joint honours in Chemistry & Biology, 1988) from NUI-Maynooth and a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland (1993, supervisor –W. Ivo. O’Sullivan). After post-doctoral studies with Steve Davies (Oxford, 1993-96) and Chris Maycock (ITQB –Portugal, 1996-1999) and working for a year as a lecturer in analytical chemistry at Instituto Piaget: Instituto Superior de Estudos Interculturais e Transdisciplinares, Almada, Portugal, he accepted a positon as assistant professor in organic chemistry, at the University of Évora. He obtained the title of agregation ("habilitation") in organic chemistry from the University of Évora in 2012. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications (including a book and book chapters), patents and talks given at conferences and other venues, was the vice-president of the organic chemistry division of SPQ between 2011-2013 and founded Chiratecnics Lda – a chiral technology specialist house - which is currently moving into the field of medicinal chemistry - in 2009. He has co-authored the books, Catalytic Arylation Methods – From the Academic Lab to Industrial Processes and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Synthesis, Catalytic Processes in Research and Development , both published by Wiley-VCH. He was chairman for the1st and 2nd edition of the International Symposium on Synthesis and Catalysis (ISySyCat) and will also chair the 3rd edition in September 2019. He is co-editor of some thematic issues of ChemCatChem and Molecules which were published in 2018.He is currently a participant in the COST Action network (CA15135), MuTaLig -Multi-target paradigm for innovative ligand identification in the drug discovery process.
 His contacts are: Tel. +351266745310, Fax. +351266745303, email.