José María Lassaletta

José María Lassaletta received his B.S. and his Ph. D. in 1990 under the supervision of Prof. Gómez-Guillén at the University of Seville. After a postdoctoral stage in the 'Instituto de la Grasa y sus Derivados' (CSIC) he joined the group of Professor Richard R. Schmidt (U. Konstanz, Germany). In 1995 he moved to the Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC, Seville), where he promoted to Tenured Scientist in 1996, Research Scientist in 2005 and Research Professor in 2009. He has been recognized with the 'Felix Serratosa' Lecture (with Prof. Paul Wender, 2011) and the 'Ignacio Ribas' Medal from the Organic Chemistry Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2017). He has been visiting professor at the Pierre y Marie Curie University (UPMC, Paris) in 2016. He is currently interested in the development of synthetic methodologies, cross-coupling & C–H activation strategies, ligand design, with emphasis in hydrazones & N-heterocyclic carbenes, and asymmetric organocatalysis.