Giovanna Bosica
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Giovanna Bosica


Giovanna Bosica graduated cum laude from the University of Camerino, Italy, in 1993 with a Laurea degree, equivalent to M.Sc.(Hons), in Chemistry and obtained her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Sciences, in the field of organic synthesis, in 1997 from the same institution. In 1995 during her Ph.D. she spent a six months research period at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands, as an Erasmus Fellow.

In 1999 she was appointed Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Camerino.
In October 2008 she moved to the University of Malta where she was appointed Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and subsequently obtained the promotion to full Professor in March 2014. She lectures for different courses in the field of organic chemistry/synthesis and natural products.

She is member of the Royal Chemical Society (MRSC) since 2011 and of the American Chemical Society (ACS) since 2015. In March 2016 she joined the European COST Association, participating at the COST Action CA15106, C-H Activation in Organic Synthesis (CHAOS), as a MC member from Malta [CA15106 MT].

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University of Malta
Department of Chemistry
Research profile. The scientific interest of Prof. Bosica is mainly dedicated to organic synthesis, with particular attention to the field of eco-friendly processes (Green Chemistry) and she publishes regularly in this area. Her research interests have been focused on the following main research fields: preparation and use of solid supported reagents and heterogeneous catalysts or other eco-friendly procedures related to green chemistry aimed to the formation of new C-C and C-Heteroatom bonds; development of new one-pot and multicomponent reactions; synthesis in unconventional media; development of synthetic methodologies and eco-friendly processes for the formation of carbon-carbon single and double bond through the chemistry of aliphatic nitro compounds; synthesis of biologically active natural products. The results of her research have been the subject of 80 publications, among papers and reviews, on international peer reviewed scientific journals and 48 scientific communications at international conferences, as well as of several undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.

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