The Olofsson Research Group

 

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2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015

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August:

  • Marcus presented his halftime seminar on August 30th, with Abraham Mendoza as opponent.
  • Great Alumni BBQ at Berit's place August 25th!
  • Our one-pot synthesis od unsymmetric diaryliodonium salts from iodine and arenes has been published in J. Org. Chem. Congratulations Erik & Marcus!
  • Our mechanistic investigation on O-arylations is now published in Chemistry - A European Journal. Congratulations to all the coworkers who have been involved in the project over the years!
  • Marcus will defend his halftime report on August 30th at 14.00 with Abraham Mendoza as opponent.
  • We welcome all Alumni to a group BBQ on August 25th!
  • Erik, Yuvraj and Nibadita have now left the group; you will be missed!

July

  • Melanie has finished her project in the group, the results of which will soon be submitted. Well done!
  • Berit participated at the 20th ESOC in Cologne, and was elected as a memeber of ESOC's International Scientific Committee.
  • Elin's last day in the group has passed, and we wish her good luck with getting used to be a Doctor and finding a good job!

June

May

April

March

February

2016

December

  • We got funding from the Wenner-Gren Foundations for a post doc scholarship to Ramani Gurubrahamam. Congratulations Ramani!
  • Berit gave a lecture at Lund University on Hypervalent iodine reagents for metal-free arylations, alkynylations and vinylations.

November

  • Viola Hobiger has finished her project in the group and moved back to Austria. We hope to have her back here soon for Master studies!

October

  • Gergely Tolnai has now left the group after a successful post doc period, we wish him the best of luck with his independent career in Budapest!
  • Gabriella has made her first contribution to the cake competition.
  • Nibadita Purkait has started a post doc in the group. Welcome!

September

August

June

May

  • The announced PhD student position is now filled, and we welcome Gabriella Kervefors to the group in September.
  • Our nitroarene synthesis by C-H functionalization of arenes has been accepted for publication in Angewandte Chemie; congratulations Marcus & Piret! We had a proper celebration with an arene cake and fizzy fruits.
  • The application period for the announced PhD student position is closed, and interviews will take place in May.

April

March

February

  • Our most cited papers are now listed in Publications. Our Angewandte review on Diaryliodonium Salts has reached more than 320 citations!

2015

December

November

  • Don't miss the Twitter account Hypervalent Iodine (@Hyperiodine), which provides fast access to all publications on hypervalent iodine chemistry.
  • Funding for four more years of hypervalent iodine research was granted by the Swedish Research Council!

October

  • Berit's chapter on Arylations with Diaryliodonium Salts in Current Developments in Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry - the new Topics in Current Chemistry book - is finally electronically available.

September

July

May

April

  • We welcome our new post doc Piret Villo, who will stay in the group for two years.
  • We welcome our new post doc Gergely Tolnai, who will stay in the group for two years.

March

  • We welcome Constantin Ruppel, who does a Bachelor project in the group this spring.
  • Berit is now back in Stockholm after a lovely period at STIAS in Stellenbosch.

February

  • Berit has been interviewed for an article in RSC Chemistry World on how female scientists deal with parenthood.
  • The advertised post doc position has now been filled, and Dr. Gergely Tolnai from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences will join the group in spring.

January

  • The deadline for the announced postdoctoral position has been passed, and the more than 60 applications will now be reviewed. Skype interviews with the top candidates will take place in the end of January.

2014

December

  • One postdoctoral position is available in the group; application deadline is January 20th.
  • Joel has been employed by OnTarget Chemistry in Uppsala, congratulations!
  • Our review on organometallic additions to amides is now out in Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, including a cover picture! Congratulations Vittorio!

November

  • Our arylation of aliphatic alcohols belongs to the most accessed papers from ChemPubSoc Europe, ACES and GDCh journals in October 2014!
  • Berit is a STIAS Fellow November 2014 - February 2015, and presently enjoys the lovely summer in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • Our former post doc Raju got a job at TCG LifeSciences in Kolkata, congratulations!

October

  • Joel successfully defended his thesis October 24, and is now a Doctor of Philosophy in Organic Chemistry. Congratulations Joel!
  • Joel's thesis is now printed and availiable in Diva.
  • Berit has been interviewed by ChemistryViews.

September

  • We welcome Alexandra, an Erasmus student from Hannover, for a master degree project.
  • Photos from ICHIC 2014 are now available on the official website.

August

  • Our arylation of indoles with heterogeneous Pd-catalysis is now out in Chemistry - A European Journal; congratulations Joel & Anuja!
  • Marcin has just started a new job as Chemical Safety Officer at Max IV, congratulations!
  • The group welcomes Marcus (PhD student) and Christin (Erasmus student from Kiel).
  • More photos have been added to the ICHIC 2014.

July

  • The whole group went to Japan to participate in the 4th International Conference on Hypervalent Iodine Chemistry, ICHIC 2014 - see photos.

June

May

  • We had an Alumni BBQ in the beginning of May, see photos here!
  • We welcome Chandan as a new post doc in the group.
  • The application period for the announced PhD student position is now ended.

April

  • Our arylation of aliphatic alcohols is now published in ChemistryOpen.
  • One PhD student position is available in the group, read more here.
  • Erik is advancing in the cake competition, see photos here.

March

February

  • Diaryliodonium salts are indeed becoming famous; they are now listed with a separate heading as synthetic reagents at the Sigma-Aldrich website!
  • Jan Blid has now left the group to work full time in his company KeytoLead.

January

  • Our one-pot synthesis and application of N-heteroaryliodonium salts is now published in ChemistryOpen.
  • We welcome Francesco Pisapia from Italy for a 3 month practical project.
  • The post doc position has been filled by Dr. Chandan Dey (ETH), who will begin in May.

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2013

December

  • Our long-term project on one-pot synthesis and application of N-heteroaryliodonium salts, started in 2008 (!), has been accepted in ChemistryOpen. Congratulations to all authors!
  • Our recent paper on O-arylation in water is highlighted in ChemistryViews!

November

October

August

June

  • The chemoselectivity paper is now out in Chemistry as online open paper.

April

  • Berit has been promoted to Professor!
  • Congratulations to Leti, who has got a post doc position in the McGlacken group at the University college of Cork!

March

February

  • Congratulations to Nazli, who has become the proud mother of a baby daughter!
  • We welcome Jan Blid as a new senior researcher in the group!
  • Corentin and Iris have both finished their stays in the group.

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2012

December

October

  • 25 Post doc positions available at Stockholm University! Application info here.
  • Nazli's large scale prep of Koser's reagent is out in Org Syn Express.
  • Iris Tebeka has started her post doc in the group. Welcome!
  • Corentin Pavageau from France has started a 4 month internship. Welcome!
  • Erik Lindstedt has started his PhD. Welcome!
  • Marinus' one pot synthesis of alkynyliodonium salts is now published in Chemistry.
  • Mustafa Catir has finished his post doc and returned to Turkey.

September

August

June

May

  • Marcin got a job as Analytical sales specialist at Sigma-Aldrich. Congratulations!
  • Berit got a second daughter and is on maternity leave until August 13th.

March

  • Photos from the SGM in Sandhamn are now posted.
  • Raju Ghosh from India has joined the group as a post doc.
  • Our former post doc Ellie got a position at RSC working with ChemComm. Congratulations!

February

January

  • Umar from Cardiff University is doing a short exchange period in the group in January.

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2011

December

November

  • The application deadline for the PhD position has now passed, and an evaluation will be made. Interviews or a direct decision on the position are expected in the middle of December.
  • Nazli's thesis defence will take place June 5th with Prof. Viktor Zhdankin as opponent.
  • Our review on Iodine 200 years, jointly written by 11 authors, is finally published in Angew!
  • Our review in Natural Product Reports is among the most accessed in August-November.

October

September

August

June

  • Tue has finished his post doc in the group, and we wish him good luck with his new family.
  • Luiz & my review "Hypervalent Iodine Reagents in the Total Synthesis of Natural Products" has been accepted in Natural Product Reports!

May

April

March

  • See pictures from the group ice skating event on Norrviken.

February

  • Marinus Bouma has started his post doc in the group.
  • Nazli's synthesis of diaryl ethers has been published in Organic Letters!
  • Ellie has finished her post doc after 2.5 years in the group. She will be missed!
    Her next post doc will be in Prof. Luiz Silva Jr's group in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

January

  • The advertised post doc position has been filled.
  • Nazli has gone to Sao Paulo, Brazil for a 3 month exchange in Prof. Luiz Silva Jr's group.

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2010

December

November

  • Photos from Prof. Kita's visit in Stockholm.
  • Our review on α-functionalization of carbonyl compounds is out!
  • Marcin's thesis defence will be held April 15th with Prof. Antonio Togni as opponent.

October

July

June

  • Our paper on the mechanism of α-arylations with diaryliodonium salts is out!
  • Berit got a permanent position as Associate Professor (Lektor) at Stockholm University.
  • Joel & Nazli got poster awards at Organikerdagarna in Uppsala, congratulations! See the posters & some photos here.
  • Berit gave a plenary lecture at Organikerdagarna in Uppsala.

May

  • Our paper on the synthesis of chiral diaryliodonium salts is out!

March

  • The Winter conference in Laisaliden, Sweden took place.
  • Leticia has joined the group for a 3 months exchange. She is a PhD student from Spain.

February

January

  • Joel and Vania have started in the group. Joel is a PhD student and Vania an exchange PhD student from Brazil.
  • New winter-like group photo.

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2009

December

November

October

Our Angewandte Review on diaryliodonium salts is out!
Look at cool Iodine photos for our Angewandte frontispiece.

September

August

  • Joel defended his Master degree project and by that finished his work in the group.
  • Have a look at EU's way of making students interested in science.
  • Nazli presented her work at the ACS meeting in Washington.

July

June

May

March

  • The group went to Sälen for conference & skiing - photos here.
  • Our methodology has been referred to in Science!
  • The post doc postion has been filled. Our new post doc Tue Petersen will start in May.
  • Photos from the international dinner.

February

  • Photos from the winter meeting in Åre.

January

  • Post doc position available!
  • Ylva & Joel have started their diploma works in the BO group.
  • Ellie got a post doc scholarship from Wenner-Gren Foundations!
  • Berit went to the 1st winter meeting for young organic chemists in Åre.

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2008

December

November

September

August

June

May

  • The J. Org. Chem. paper entitled "Regiospecific One-Pot Synthesis of Diaryliodonium Tetrafluoroborates from Arylboronic Acids and Aryl Iodides" is out.

April

March

February

2007

December

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