Juliana C. Thomas

Juliana obtained her degree in Chemistry at the State University of Paraná in 2012 (União da Vitória, Paraná, Brazil), then completed a Masters in organic chemistry at Federal Unviersity of Paraná in 2015 (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil) under the supervision of Professor Leandro Piovan, studying biocatalyzed reactions in continuous flow mode. Juliana is a PhD student at the same university working on development of continuous flow biocatalytic routes to achieve optically active polifuncionalized selenides.

Juliana’s current research involves transformation of cyanohydrins in continuous flow, working as a visiting PhD student funded by CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel – Brazil).

As a part of her PhD research, Juliana is spending 6 months as a visiting student in Ley group.

Period: August 2018 – January 2019


Certificate of distinction – Best student of the chemistry course (2009-2012)

Best poster – VII Workshop on Biocatalysis and Biotransformations


2. Biocatalysis in continuous-flow mode: A case-study in the enzymatic kinetic resolution of secondary alcohols via acylation and deacylation reactions mediated by Novozym 435® J. C. Thomas, M. D. Burich, P. T. Bandeira, A. R. M. de Oliveira, L. Piovan* Biocatalysis, 2017, 3, 27-36.

1. Lipase-mediated kinetic resolution: An introductory approach to practical biocatalysts P.T. Bandeira, J.C. Thomas, A.R.M. de Oliveira, and L. Piovan J. Chem. Educ., 2017, 94 (6), 800–805.