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Oct. 1997 - Jun. 2002

University of Bialystok, Department of Chemistry; in the final year I produced a M. Sc. Thesis titled "Synthesis of secondary amines” under the supervision of Dr hab. Janusz Poplawski

Nov. 2002 - Jan. 2008 Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Ph.D. Thesis "Application of circular dichroism spectroscopy for structural research of bicyclic betalactam carba- and oxaderivatives" under the supervision of Prof. Jadwiga Frelek

Work Experience

Jan. 2008 - May 2009

Research fellow in Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw

May 2009 - present

Postdoctoral position in University of Warwick, UK; funded by Marie Curie Fellowship,

List of Publications

1. Cierpucha, M.; Solecka, J.; Frelek, J.; Szczukiewicz, P.; Chmielewski, M. "Synthesis, Biological and Optical Activity of 3-Phenyl-clavams", Biorg. Med. Chem. 2004, 12, 405-416.

2. Borsuk, K.; Grzeszczyk, B.; Szczukiewicz, P.; Przykorska, B.; Frelek, J.; Chmielewski, M. "Stereochemistry in formation of oxacephams from 1,3-alkylidene-threitols"; Chirality 2004, 16, 414-421.

3. Danh, T. T.; Bocian, W., Kozerski; L., Szczukiewicz, P.; Frelek, J.; Chmielewski, M. "Stereochemistry of [2+2]cycloaddition of chlorosulfonyl isocyanate to chiral alkoxyallenes derived from 1,3-alkylidene L-erythritol and D-threitol"; Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2005, 429-440.

4. Frelek, J.; Kowalska, P.; Masnyk, M.; Kazimierski, A.; Korda, A.; Woznica, M.; Chmielewski, M.; Furche, F. „Circular dichroism and conformational dynamics of cephams and their carba and oxa-analogues”; Chemistry – A European Journal 2007, 13, (23), 6732-6744.

5. Chmielewski, M.; Cierpucha, M.; Kowalska, P.; Kwit, M.; Frelek, J. "Structure-chiroptical properties relationship in clavams: An experimental and theoretical study"; Chirality 2008, 20, 621-627.

6. Gomez, E.; D., Frelek, J.; Woznica, M.; Kowalska, P.; Jazwinski, J.; Duddeck, H. „Chalcogen Atom Competition in the Coordiantion of Bicyclic A-Lactam Derivatives to a Dirhodium Tetracarboxylate Complex”; Heterocycles 2007, 74, 357-367.