Prof. Matthias D’hooghe was born in Kortrijk, Belgium, in 1978. He received his Master’s diploma in Bioscience Engineering - Chemistry from Ghent University (Belgium) in 2001. Subsequently, he enrolled in a PhD program at Ghent University with Prof. N. De Kimpe as a promoter, studying the synthesis and reactivity of 2-(bromomethyl)aziridines. He obtained his PhD degree in 2006, and was elected as a laureate of the DSM Science & Technology Awards 2007 for outstanding PhD research. In April 2007, he became Assistant Professor in the group of Prof. N. De Kimpe, and in 2009 he performed a short postdoctoral stay at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) in the field of homogeneous catalysis under the supervision of Prof. D. Vogt. In October 2010, he was promoted to Associate Professor at the Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University. His main research interests include the chemistry of small-ring azaheterocycles, with a special focus on aziridines, azetidines and beta-lactams, and their elaboration into bioactive target compounds.
Biography Updated on 2 April 2012