Fabián holds a BSc and MSc in Chemistry from the Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia. He carried out both his BSc and MSc thesis in the field of Organic Chemistry and Natural Products. He performed his MSc thesis under the supervision of Dr. Leonardo Castellanos Hernández, focusing on improving the bioactivity of dolabellane diterpenes obtained from soft corals. In 2015, Fabián spent two months in an internship at Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, under the supervision of Dr. Valeria Teixeira. Since June 2018, he joined us as PhD student working on the project “3C – Cellular color chart”, in collaboration with the groups of Giulio Superti-Furga and Stefan Kubicek at the Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM) of Vienna, Austria.
Fluorescent probes (or fluorescent dyes), heterocyclic compounds synthesis, diversity oriented synthesis.
1) Castellanos, F. Amaya-García, E. Tello, F. A. Ramos, A. Umaña, M. Puyana, J. A. L. C. Resende, V. Teixeira, L. Castellanos: “Screening of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors in marine organisms from the Caribbean Sea” Nat. Prod. Res. 2018, doi: 10.1080/14786419.2018.1481837
3) TALK: “Dolabellane diterpene semisynthesis with anti-Zika and anti-Chinkungunya activity” Amaya-Garcia F, Cirne Santos C, de Souza Barros C, Pestana de Pires C, Sanchez Nunes M, Ramos F, Teixeira V, Nunes de Palmer Paixao I, Castellanos L. XXVI Italo Latin-American Congress of Ethnomedicine SILAE and IX Colombian Congress of Chromatography COCOCRO. 25th September to 29th September 2017. Cartagena, Colombia.
2) TALK: “Marine dolabellanes and semisynthetic derivatives with anti-HIV activity”. FA Amaya G, A Pardo V, V Teixeira L, FA Ramos R, L Castellanos H. V Iberoamerican Congress of Natural Products CIPNat. 25th April to 29th April 2016. Bogotá, Colombia.
1) POSTER: “Development of a diterpenoids database for GC-MS”. PA Martínez B, FA Amaya G, A Pardo V, FA Ramos R, L Castellanos H. V Iberoamerican Congress of Natural Products CIPNat. 25th April to 29th April 2016. Bogotá, Colombia.