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  • Date: 03/12/2021
  • Program:           
    • 11:50 Inauguration with Mª Teresa Rodríguez and Jaime Rodríguez
    • 12:00 Public Lecture with David Parker (Full Professor at Durham University, UK)
    • 13:00 Break
    • 14:30 Assessments
    • 18:30 Closing
  • Venue: CICA’s Conference Room (until full capacity)


PhD students:

Raquel Pérez Guevara, Liliana  Barravechia Prado, Pablo Cortón Debén, Ana Da Lama Vázquez, Javier García Ben, Rosalía Sánchez Fernández, Antía Sar Rañó and Fabio Seoane Carabel.              

Evaluation Committee:
Dr. David Parker, FRS (Durham University), Dr. Carlos Jiménez González (CICA-UDC) and Dr. Aurora Rodríguez Rodríguez (CICA-UDC)

>> Researchers are warmly invited to attend David Parker’s conference <<

  • Title: “Sensing and Imaging with Very Bright Rare Earth Probes and Stains” (language: English)
  • Mixed format:
    • Presential at CICA’s Conference Room with limited capacity (RECOMMENDED)
    • Possibility to connect via Teams through THIS LINK
  • Sponsors: Ph.D. Programs in Environmental and Fundamental Chemistry & in Environmental Science and Technology


A brief review of David Parker:

Professor David Parker's CV of excellence begins at Oxford, where he graduated in chemistry receiving the distinction First in the year 1978. Three years later, after receiving his PhD, he went to Strasbourg on a NATO fellowship to the laboratory of Jean Marie P. Lehn, who in 1987 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. After this stay, he was hired as a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Durham University (UK), where he has remained until the present. In 1992 he was promoted as a Chair.

Parker's main interest is in the chemistry of new chiral systems and the techniques used in complexation to develop metal complexes or conjugates that can reversibly bind or selectively react with biomolecules, in cell culture and in vivo. In general terms, his research includes the design, synthesis and mechanism of action of targeting probes and sensors. In his laboratory, they develop responsive, very bright luminescent lanthanides for use as labeling, as well as chiral probes for microscopy and CPL spectroscopy. They also synthesize probes for magnetic resonance imaging and contrast agents that sense pH and temperature in deep tissues.

The researcher has an H-index of 78 and is the author of more than 380 publications and the book "Macrocycle Synthesis. A practical approach".  Among the main recognitions of his scientific career, his election as Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2002 and the ERC Advanced that he obtained in 2011 stand out. He has been awarded 6 times by the Royal Society of Chemistry, the last one in 2011 with the Ludwig Mond Medal and the Senior Award in inorganic chemistry.