Gheorghe Roman graduated from the Technical University of Iasi in Romania with an M.S. degree in chemical engineering in 1991. In 2001, he received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry from the same university with Professor Eugenia Comanita investigating the chemistry of Mannich bases. He started his career as a Research Assistant at Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Iasi, Romania, and later he joined the faculty at the Department of Chemistry, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania, as an Assistant Professor. In 2002, he obtained a Postdoctoral position in the Group of Dr. Yasuo Konishi at Biotechnology Research Institute in Montreal, Canada, where he worked on the development of inhibitors of protein glycation and chemically modified tetracyclines as calpain inhibitors. He then joined the Group of Professor Walter A. Szarek at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada, where he designed and synthesized azole-based inhibitors of heme oxygenase and developed novel antimalarial candidates. In 2011, Dr. Roman returned to Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Iasi, Romania, where he currently serves as a Senior Research Associate. His research interests include methods in organic chemistry, synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, rational design of novel chemical entities with biological activity, and structure-activity relationship in focused libraries of compounds.
Biography Updated on 6 March 2015