University of Barcelona
Faiza Diaba studied chemistry at the University of Constantine, Algeria. She then obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry with Dr. Micheline Grignon-Dubois at Bordeaux I University, France. After a two years postdoctoral position with Prof. Josep Bonjoch at Barcelona University, she pursued her scientific career as a lecturer and since 2009 she is an associate professor at the same University. Besides teaching organic chemistry and spectroscopy, her big passion is constructing molecules. Her work is focused on developing new reactions for the synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles directed to the synthesis of natural compounds using radical chemistry, organocatalysis and iodoaminocyclizations catalyzed by NIS.
Synthetic organic chemistry related to nitrogen heterocycles present in natural products and bioactive molecules.