Imane Boudhil was born in Strasbourg, in 1994. From 2012 to 2014, she studied chemistry at the Illkirch University Institute of Technology, University of Strasbourg, in the end earning the University Diploma of Technology in Chemistry. During that time, she did an internship at the School of Science and Engineering of Teesside University, England, where she investigated the amino acid composition of the fingerprints. In 2015, she earned the Bachelor degree from the Chemistry Faculty, University of Strasbourg. In 2016, she did an internship at the School of Science and Engineering of Teesside University, England, where she investigated phosphine organocatalysis for Wittig and Mitsunobu reactions, as part of a program “Master of Green Molecular and Supramolecular Chemistry”. In 2017, she graduated from this Master of Green Chemistry. Intrigued by research on cooperative catalysis in CoSyCat while a MSc Student (2017), she decided to pursue a PhD in the same lab. Outside of the lab, she likes reading and playing sport (especially gym), and volunteering in local organizations.
Dawid Lichosyt was born in 1988 in Rabka-Zdrój, Poland. In 2007-2013, he studied natural sciences and mathematics at the University of Warsaw. As an undergraduate student he began his scientific adventure working on natural product synthesis in the laboratories of Prof. Zbigniew Czarnocki at the same university. In 2008, he joined the group of Prof. Janusz Jurczak at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences to work in the filed of supramolecular chemistry. After receiving MSc in Chemistry in 2013, he started his graduate studies in the group of Prof. Jurczak. He is finishing the preparations of his PhD thesis on the investigation of the macrocyclic anion receptors based on the azulene skeleton. To expand his research experience to the field of chemical catalysis, supported by the Polish NSC Etiuda Doctoral Fellowship, Dawid joined the group of Dr. Dydio at ISIS/Unistra as a visiting researcher. In CoSyCat, he was investigating cooperative tandem catalysis with temporary substrate activation using ‘hydrogen borrowing’ chemistry. Now, Dawid is finishing his PhD Thesis, but soon he is coming back to re-join CoSyCat as a postdoctoral researcher. In his spare time, Dawid enjoys meeting with friends and sports like voleyball, jogging and gym.
Annette B. Vliegenthart