M.Sc Camilo Andres Mahecha Mahecha

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M.Sc Camilo Andres Mahecha Mahecha

Camilo Andres Mahecha was born in Villeta, Colombia, in 1884. He obtained his B.Sc degree from Francisco José de Caldas District University  (Bogotá- Colombia) in 2006; then he did postgraduate studies and obtained a M.Sc. in natural products chemistry from Javeriana University (Bogota- Colombia), studying the chemistry of the Colombian plant species Siparuna sessiliflora under the supervision of M.Sc .Elizabeth Gil Archila. Later he worked for six years as a part-time professor at the University of Applied and Environmental Sciences (UDCA. In August 2016, he began his doctorate  in chemistry from Universidad de Los Andes  (Bogotá- Colombia), where he joined the research group of Dr. Diego Gamba, (Laboratory of organic synthesis bio and organocatalysis), there he is performing the synthesis of potential modulators of potassium channels TASK-3, derived from benzofurans; in the first semester of 2019 he was working at the University of Poitiers (Poitiers-France), under the supervision of Dr. Frédéric Lecornué and Dr. Sebastien Thibaudeau, his work included the development of a new synthesis route for PAHs (Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon).