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Rikard Unelius

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Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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43031, Hus Vita, Kalmar
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Biography, degrees, and positions: Aug 77-June 83 Undergraduate studies in chemistry and biology, University of Sussex, England. Biology 2 years. June 1983 1. Graduate degree (main subject chemistry) from the University of Stockholm (Högskoleexamen). Oct 83-Apr 89 PhD student in Prof. Torbjörn Norin's pheromone group at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. April 27, 1989 2. Dissertation (Doctor of Philosophy, Organic Chemistry) from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Sep 89-June 90 3. Post-doctoral stay with Prof. G.D. Prestwich at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (Pheromone biochemistry). Aug 90-Dec 91 Supervisor / researcher in Prof. Norin's bioorganic synthesis group at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Jan 92-Dec 99 Independent research position in the field of “Stereospecific Synthesis of Biologically Active Compounds for Insect Pests” at the Royal Institute of Technology founded by SJFR (forskarassistent Research Assistant). Nov 25, 1995 Founded the Ecological Chemistry Group at the Royal Institute of Technology, together with Dr A. K. Borg-Karlson. April 29, 1996 4. Appointed Docent (Associate Professor) at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. Jan 00-Dec 09 Permanent position as University Lecturer at the School of Pure and Applied Natural Sciences, University of Kalmar Sep 07-June 08 Employed as Scientist at The Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Limited, New Zealand, fixed-term contract for 10 months Nov 08-Jan 10 Honorary Associate with HortResearch (now merged with another institute to become The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, and part-time consultant for this institute as Senior Scientist (14 months). Jan 01-Sep 11 6. Permanent position as University Lecturer (Universitetslektor i organisk kemi) at the School of Natural Sciences, Linneus University, Kalmar/Växjö. (in RL >50%-80% research) Oct 10-present time 5. Appointed as Professor of Organic Chemistry at the School of Natural Sciences, Linneus University, Kalmar/Växjö. (50% research) April 11-Apr 14 Honorary Associate with The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, and part-time consultant for this institute as Senior Scientist (on-going ca 3-4 months per year). Publications: 85 peer-reviewed publications and patents

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Article in journal (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)