Dr  Ignacio  Colomer Utrera


Ignacio was born in Jerez de los Caballeros (Spain) and attended University of Extremadura where he graduated with honors in 2007. He then pursued doctoral studies in the National Research Council (CSIC), mentored by Prof. Fernández de la Pradilla, working on acyclic stereocontrol on vinyl sulfoxides. In 2010 he moved to UC Berkeley exploring enantioselective gold catalysis under the guidance of Prof. Dean Toste. After getting his PhD in 2012 at Complutense University of Madrid he carried out a brief postdoctoral stay with Prof. M.J. Camarasa, towards medicinal chemistry HIV inhibition.

During 2013 he took a postdoctoral appointment at Stanford University, before joining the Nelson group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. He developed new routes to innovative libraries as part of the EU's €196M IMI project, the European Lead Factory.  Ignacio moved onto a position at the University of Oxford where he holds a Marie Curie fellowship (with Professor Tim Donohoe).

Publications with Professor Nelson:

122 Ian  Churcher, Ignacio  Colomer Utrera , Philip  Craven , Richard  Doveston , Christopher  Empson, Steve  Marsden , Adam  Nelson and Zach  Owen, "A divergent synthetic approach to diverse molecular scaffolds: assessment of lead-likeness using LLAMA, an open access computational tool", Chem. Commun. 2016, 52, 5209-5212
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

110 Ololade  Adeniji, George   Burslem , Ignacio  Colomer Utrera , Philip  Craven , Richard  Foster , Tuomo  Kalliokoski, Steve  Marsden , Adam  Nelson , Martin  Rasmussen and Anthony  Willaume, "Aminomethylhydroxylation of alkenes: Exploitation in the synthesis of scaffolds for small molecule libraries", Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2015, , in press
Keywords: "Diversity-oriented synthesis"

Research areas

Diversity-oriented synthesis

Stereochemically diverse libraries