Dr Diego Gamba


Diego Gamba was born in Bogota in 1981. He obtained his B.Sc from Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Bogotá in 2004, and then he went to Poitiers-France where he obtained a master degree in biomolecules, organic synthesis and catalysis. His master thesis was focus on the development of a new tandem reaction ring closing/fluorination of allylamines in superacid medium and supervised by Dr. Sebastien Thibaudeau. Then he moved to the Ecole Polytechnique-Palaiseau and joined the group of Dr. Joëlle Prunet where he finished his Ph.D working on diastereoselective synthesis of 1,3-diols and Pummerer reaction oriented to the synthesis of nucleoside analogues. In 2010 He went to Munich to work with Prof. Thorsten Bach in the synthesis of Briarellin J. Then Diego moved back to Colombia and joined the Chemistry Department of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá where he started his independent carrier as head of the Laboratory of Organic Synthesis, Bio and Organocatalysis. In 2014 he was promoted to Associate Professor. His research interests are total synthesis of natural products and the development of new organic transformations using biological and organic catalyst. Complete list of publications.


8. Síntesis Total en Colombia: ¿Posible o no? Avances en Uniandes, promesas y perspectivas, 1er Encuentro Colombiano de Química, Bogotá Oct 2018

7. Studies Towards the Total Synthesis of Anachelin H, 33 Congreso latinoamericano de Quimica, La Habana Oct 2018

6. Amidas: Síntesis y Aplicaciones, Universidad Industrial de Santanader, Bucaramanga Jun 2018

5. Economia atomica en la síntesis de amidas, 1er Simposio Colombiano de Química Verde, Cali Jul 2017

4. Synthesis of 5-membered heterocyclic systems by the Pummerer reaction, 4th European Chemistry Congress, Barcelona May 2017

3. Insights into the Pummerer synthesis of oxazolines, Journées de Chimie Organique JCO 2016, Palaiseau Sep 2016 

2. Atom economic synthesis of amides, 2nd International Conference on Past and Present Research Systems of Green Chemistry, Orlando Sep 2015

1. Síntesis diastereoselectiva de 1,3-dioles por adición conjugada intramolecular: De los orígenes a los nucleósidos, Primer Coloquio Colombiano de Química Orgánica, Bogotá Nov 2011.


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