Miguel Angel González Cardenete studied Chemistry at the University of Valencia, Spain, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in 1995, a Master’s Degree (1997, Excellent) and finally a Doctorate in Chemistry (2001, Excellent Cum laude, PhD Extraordinary award). In his Doctorate under the supervision of Professors Manuel Arnó Giribet and Ramón José Zaragozá Cardells, he developed the synthesis of a variety of skeletons of terpenoid natural products and started collaborations to study their biological properties. Also, he joined the group of Prof. Gerald Pattenden at the University of Nottingham (UK) to study radical cascade reactions for obtaining polycyclic systems. At the end of the Doctorate, he went back to the Pattenden’s group as Postdoctoral researcher and worked on a project for the synthesis of one of the most potent antitumor agents known to date, the Phorboxazole A. Then, he made a Postdoctoral stay with a Fulbright fellowship in the group of Prof. Emmanuel A. Theodorakis at the University of California, San Diego (USA).
After three years of postdoctoral research abroad, he returned to Spain to work as “Ramón y Cajal” researcher at the University of Valencia, where he has worked in two research lines, development of synthetic methodology and medicinal chemistry from natural compounds. In the last five years he has worked as Assistant Professor and senior researcher at the University of Valencia. In 2015, he got a position as tenured scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
Main lines of research:
- Sustainable synthesis of Natural Products, derivatives and analogues of pharmacological interest.
- Medicinal Chemistry
His research has led to more than 50 publications and conference papers and one patent.
His publication list as well as his h-index (h=18, March 2019), can be seen in the following link: Publications in Scopus. (Link)