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Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry

Series Editors: Maes, Bert, Cossy, Janine, Polanc, Slovenko

ISSN: 1861-9282

Editorial Board

Series Editor 

Professor Janine Cossy

Janine Cossy, Editor
Laboratory of Organic Chemistry
10, rue Vauquelin
75231 Paris Cedex 05
Janine Cossy’s early career was spent in Reims, where she did her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University focusing on photochemistry under the supervision of Professor Jean Pierre Pète. After a postdoctoral stay with Professor Barry Trost, for two years at the University of Wisconsin (USA), she returned to Reims where in 1990 she became Director of Research of CNRS. In the same year, she moved to Paris to become Professor of Organic Chemistry at the ESPCI (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris) and, in 1991, she was nominated Director of the CNRS Unit (UMR 7084) at the ESPCI ParisTech.
Janine Cossy's research interests focus on the development of synthetic methods as well as the synthesis of natural products and biologically active molecules (anti-cancer agents, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory agents and central nervous system drugs). The synthetic methods that she develops include radical reactions, photochemistry, thermal reactions, organometallic reactions, catalysis, ring expansions, opening of strained rings, methods for the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds and stereoselective reactions. Her research efforts have resulted in more than 380 publications and 13 patents.
In addition to being a Series Editor for Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry, Janine Cossy is currently on the international advisory boards of numerous journals, and is an associate editor of Organic Letters since 2005.

Prof. Dr. Bert U.W. Maes

Bert Maes, Editor
Organic Synthesis
Department of Chemistry
University of Antwerp
Groenenborgerlaan 171
B-2020 Antwerp
Bert Maes was educated in chemistry at the University of Antwerp. In October 2001 he was appointed as a Post-Doctoral Fellow of the National Science Foundation (FWO) and in 2002 he performed a post-doctoral stay in the groups of Professor P. Mátyus and Professor G. Hajós in Budapest working on the functionalization of the pyridazine nucleus. In February 2003 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp, and in 2008 promoted to Associate Professor. The following year he received a prestigious Research Professorship at the same university. In 2010 he performed a sabbatical leave to the CNRS lab of Prof. A. Jutand at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. His research focuses on heterocyclic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, sustainable chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. He is an author of 80 publications and 2 patents. In 2010 he became the vice-chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Antwerp. He is a member of several policy-making committees such as the Committee on Innovation Policy (CIB) of the Council for Science and Innovation (VRWI) which advises the government. In addition to being a series editor of the series Topic in Heterocyclic Chemistry, he is a board member of the ARKAT/Arkivoc/FloHet Steering Committee, the scientific committee of the Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (BOSS) and the European Colloquium on Heterocyclic Chemistry (ECHC).

Prof. Slovenko Polanc

Slovenko Polanc, Editor
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology
University of Ljubljana
Vecna pot 113
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenko Polanc completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. At the same institution he obtained his Ph.D. degree after working under the supervision of Professor Branko Stanovnik on various aspects of reactions of heterocyclic azides with aliphatic amines. He joined the group of Professor Peter A. Jacobi at the Wesleyan University, Middletown CT, USA, as a research associate for one year and contributed to the total synthesis of saxitoxin. He was a visiting scientist at the University of Louvain, Louvain- la-Neuve, Belgium for six months, working on twofold 2+2 cycloaddition of carbon suboxide and electron-rich acetylenes with Professor Heinz G. Viehe. He started an academic carrier at the University of Ljubljana as a teaching assistant, continued as an Assistant Professor and later on as an Associate Professor to become a Professor of Organic Chemistry in 1988.
His research activities include the synthesis of biologically active nitrogen-containing organic compounds possessing anti-tumour or anti-bacterial properties. Slovenko Polanc is also interested in the development of new reagents and their application in organic chemistry, and new synthetic methods in heterocyclic chemistry. His bibliography involves more than 150 articles, review articles, book chapters and patents.

Editorial Board 

Prof. D. Enders

RWTH Aachen
Institut fu¨ r Organische Chemie
52074, Aachen, Germany

Prof. Steven V. Ley FRS

BP 1702 Professor
and Head of Organic Chemistry
University of Cambridge
Department of Chemistry
Lensfield Road
Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK

Prof. G. Mehta FRS

Department of Organic Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore 560 012, India

Prof. Ryoji Noyori NL

University Professor
Department of Chemistry
Nagoya University
Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8602, Japan

Prof. Larry E. Overman

Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
516 Rowland Hall
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-2025

Prof. Albert Padwa

William P. Timmie Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA

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