Malaga university doctor awarded

DOCTOR Cristina Garcia Ruiz, from the University of Malaga (UMA) has been awarded the XVII Prize for New Investigators in the Area of Search and Development of New Drugs by the Spanish Society for Therapeutic Chemistry (SEQT).

The award, presented in Barcelona during the Spanish-Italian Medicinal Chemistry Congress 2015 (SIMCC), was presented for her project entitled New Approaches to Oxirane Containing Natural Products: Stereoselective Total Synthesis of the Antitumor Agents Gummiferol and Depudecin, which has discovered new methods and strategies to reproduce natural products with anti-tumour capacities which are difficult to obtain.

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