Dr Tatiana BESSET, researcher in the joint research unit COBRA (JRU 6014) between CNRS, INSA Rouen and the University of Rouen, has been rewarded an ERC Starting Grant.
This grant supports promising early career researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after PhD who have already produced excellent supervised work and who are ready to work independently. The ERC supports researchers who are eager to carry out ground-breaking and ambitious research.
The ERC awards flexible, long-term funding for a period of up to five years.
Thus, with a budget of around € 1.5 million, the ERC will support the development of the project FARCATCH “Innovative Strategies for Unprecedented Remote C-H bond Functionalization by Catalysis”. In this proposal, a general approach to functionalize a CH bond located at a Far position (from a functional group) by Catalysis will be implemented. Designing a full set of tools as Swiss army knife for the selective functionalization at unconventional positions inaccessible so far, can considerably change the way organic molecules are made. These original technologies will offer new synthetic routes to access original sulfur- and fluorine-containing molecules, compounds of interest in drugs discovery, material sciences, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industry.

The ERC will also enable Dr Tatiana BESSET to build her own research team to carry out the FARCATCH project.

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