Dr. Omar Boutureira

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Dr. Omar Boutureira is currently associate professor in the Department of Analytical and Organic Chemistry at URV and PI of the Chemical Biology unit @SINTCARB group. He is co-author of 51 peer-review papers, 5 book chapters, 2 filled patents, and 9 conference paper/proceedings receiving a total of 3140 citations, h-index = 25. He has established a research programme using Organic Chemistry as a key research tool to strength the Chemical Biology field, including chemical protein modification (with a particular emphasis on the development of novel aqueous bioorthogonal reactions & targeted therapeutics for cancer treatment) and the use of halogens & chalcogens as well as metal-mediated strategies in glycoconjugate synthesis and carbohydrate chemistry.



Freedy A.M., Boutureira O., Bernardes G. J. L, et al. Chemoselective Installation of Amine Bonds on Proteins Through Aza-Michael Ligation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 18365–18375. 

Boutureira O., Bernardes G. J. L. et al. A Minimal, Unstrained S-Allyl Handle for Pre-Targeting Diels–Alder Bioorthogonal Labeling in Live Cells, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14683-14687.

Krall N., da Cruz F. P., Boutureira O., Bernardes G. J. L., Site-selective Protein-Modification Chemistry for Drug Development and Basic Biology, Nature Chem. 2016, 8, 103.