Jerzy Wicha

wicha2.jpg (25438 bytes) Professor

Institute of Organic Chemistry, the Polish Academy of Sciences, ul. Kasprzaka 44, 01-224 Warsaw 42, Poland

Born: February 14, 1936, Warsaw, Poland

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Education:

  • M. Sc.: Moscow State University, 1958
  • Ph. D.: The University of Warsaw, 1964
  • D. Sc.: The University of Warsaw, 1970

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Post-doctoral positions:

  • The Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, USA;
  • Oxford University, UK, Dyson Perrins Laboratory

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Positions:

  • 1958-1960 Research Associate, Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, Warsaw
  • 1960 -1970 Instructor - reader, the University of Warsaw
  • 1970 - 1978 Docent, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 1978 - Professor, the same Institute

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Temporary pos.:

  • 1978/1979 The University of Chicago, USA, Department of Chemistry, visiting Senior Scientist (associated with Prof. Josef Fried)
  • 1990/1991 University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, Department of Biochemistry,
  • Associate Professor 1997 July-August, University of Cape Code, Republic of South Africa

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Fields of interest:

Methods of synthesis, synthesis of natural products (isoprenoids, prostaglandins, pheromones, building blocks for macrolides), chemistry and synthetic applications of organosilicon compounds, stereochemistry, structure -biological activity relation

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Awards:

  • Polish Chemical Society Award for Young Scientists, 1968
  • Polish Academy of Sciences Award, 1990
  • Kostanecki Medal, Polish Chemical Society,
  • Heyrovsky Golden Medal, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences

or_diam.gif (203 bytes)Other professional commitments:

  • Editor of Polish Journal of Chemistry, 1993-1997
  • Chairman of the Conferences on Isoprenoids

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