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Jérôme Waser: Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry

Jérôme Waser has been named Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry in the School of Basic Sciences (EPFL).

Jérôme Waser is carrying out highly creative research into the development of unconventional synthesis methods, in particular using hypervalent iodide derivatives for the preparation of compounds of pharmaceutical interest such as alkaloids. He is strongly involved in teaching organic chemistry and catalysis, both to Bachelor and Master’s students.

In 2007, Waser became tenure track assistant professor at EPFL, where he founded the Laboratory for Catalysis and Organic Synthesis. He then concentrated his research on the development of synthesis strategies based on derivatives of hypervalent iodine and activated cyclopropanes. These strategies enable the preparation of natural bioactive compounds and their analogues.

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