Pérez Hernández, Edwin

Edwin Pérez H.
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Associate Professor
PhD in Chemistry
Universidad de Chile, 2008




Edwin G. Pérez was born in Corozal, Colombia, and received his BSc in Chemistry from the Universidad de Córdoba (Montería, Colombia) and his MSc in natural products chemistry in 2003 under the supervision of Jairo Sáez, from the University of Antioquia (Medellın, Colombia). He was then awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to undertake PhD studies at the University of Chile with Prof. Bruce Cassels, graduating in 2008.

Following a short postdoctoral position with Marcos Caroli, USACh 2009. In August 2009, he moved to Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile as an Assistant Professor at the Organic Chemistry Department. In 2014 he was promoted to Associate professor and currently he is the Deputy director of research at the Faculty of Chemistry.

Additional research training includes visits to the laboratory of Kilian Muñiz at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, in Tarragona (Spain). His research interests include the synthesis of nicotinic receptor ligands (Fondecyt grants 11090120 and 1130079) and nowadays the synthesis of possible biogenic amine neurotransmitter transporter blockers using new copper-catalyzed reactions (Fondecyt grant 1171391).

Foto 1 PerezeChemical Communications 2015, 51, 3379-3382, DOI: 10.1039/C4CC10162F.


Foto 2 PerezeChemCatChem 2016, 8, 2015-2018, DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201600254