Francisca Cabrera-Escribano was born in Pozoblanco ,Córdoba, Spain. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Universidad de Sevilla (US), Seville, Spain. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the same university in 1984, working on the chemistry of aminoglycoside antibiotics, under the supervision of Professor Antonio Gómez-Sánchez. After receiving her Doctorate degree, she trained as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Gabor Lukacs at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles (CNRS) in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, where she worked on fluorinated carbohydrates. In 1987, she joined US as an Associated Professor in the Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry. Her research achievements include the developing of a general approach to configurationally controlled C-glycofuranoside-based systems by means of formyl C-glycofuranosides, easy available by a diethylaminosulfur trifluoride- (DAST-) promoted ring contraction. Her scientific interests involve the study of carbohydrates of biological (pharmacological) and technological interest. Currently, Cabrera-Escribano is building a research group that focuses on the development of new derivatives of chitosan from crabs (Procambarus clarkii) as biomaterials for biomedical applications.
Biography Updated on 27 March 2011