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Elena Laura Coitiño Izaguirre

Country of origin: Uruguay Currently in: Uruguay, Montevideo General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Computational modeling of molecular structure and physicochemical properties of molecules in condensed and gas phase Computational modeling of environment effects on structure, dynamics and reactivity Computational modeling of reaction mechanisms and kinetics

Research Keywords: 
Computational Chemistry
Structural Bioinformatics
Reaction Mechanisms Modeling

Publications resulting from Research:

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Professor & Head of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of the Republic (1997-present) Director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of the Republic (2012-present)


American Chemical Society
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Oct 1999
TWAS-CONICYT National Prize - Best Young Researcher (Chemistry)
Sep 1997
TWAS Research Grant in Basic Sciences

Other Awards

Sep 1995
Minnesota Supercomputer Institute International Scholar
International Scholarship to conduct postdoctoral research with Donald G. Truhlar, Dept. of Chemistry, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Sep 1991
European Community - DGXII Directorate - 3 years Research Grant
3 years research grant to conduct Ph.D. Studies with Jacopo Tomasi, Dept. of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, School of Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
May 1988
PEDECIBA (UNDP-Uruguayan Government) - M.Sc. bursary 1988-1990
Two years bursary for conducting M.Sc. Thesis (Chemical Sciences) at School of Chemistry, University of the Republic. 1998-1990

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