Aketza Romaniega


Aketza Romaniega graduated with a BSc in Chemistry at the University of Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in 2019. His bachelor thesis was focused on enantioselective higher-order cycloaddition reactions catalysed by phosphines. A year later he obtained his MSc in Synthetic and Industrial Chemistry at the same university. The master thesis focused on the development of novel asymmetric catalytic transformations employing chiral Brønsted acids. In October 2020, Aketza joined the group Chemical Biology of Carbohydrates as a PhD student to work on argyrin derivatives against P. aeruginosa, which is a threat in hospital-acquired infections and for cystic fibrosis patients.