Carbo-, Hetero- and Organocatalysis Laboratory
Belén Cid completed her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry with Prof. M. C. Carreño and Prof. J. L. García Ruano in 1995 at the Autónoma University of Madrid in the area of asymmetric synthesis (best thesis award). After a brief time working at the Alcalá de Henares University, she worked in the laboratories of Prof. Gerald Pattenden, at the Nottingham University as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow on the total synthesis of amphidinolide B (1996 -1999). After several years working on carbohydrate chemistry (CSIC of Seville and Madrid), she returned as a Ramón y Cajal Researcher to the Autónoma University of Madrid where she was promoted to assistant professor in 2009. Dr Cid has also been visiting professor at the Center for Catalysis in Aarhus (Denmark) working with Prof. Karl Anker Jørgensen. In 2009 she was promoted to associate professor. Supervisor of 6 doctoral theses (three of them with international mention and Lilly prize) and 15 M.Sc. Thesis. 12 years of teaching experience at different levels. Distinguished Teaching Award: Docentia-UAM (2011). Coordinator of Master of Organic chemistry (UAM).Paragraph.