January 10, 2019

Dr. Janis Veliks

Principal Researcher, Project Leader

E-mail: janis.veliks@osi.lv


Curriculum Vitae

Carrier Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia
Since 2018 Principal Researcher
2016 Researcher

Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
Since 2019 Assistant Professor

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
2014-2016 SNSF Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
2010-2014 Teaching Assistant

Syntagon Baltic, Riga, Latvia
2008-2010 Research Assistant

Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia
2005-2010 Laboratory Assistant
Education 2014-2016 Postdoc, University of Oxford, UK (Prof. V. Gouverneur Group)
2014 Dr. Sci., University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. J. S. Siegel Group)
2010 M.Sc. Chem., Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Techical University
2008 B.Sc. Chem., Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, Riga Techical University
Awards 2020 Scientific Achievement of the Year 2019 from Latvian Academy of Science
2017 MSCA Proposal Seal of Excellence
2014 Swiss National Science Foundation Early Mobility Postdoc

List of Publications

9. Johnson–Corey–Chaykovsky Fluorocyclopropanation of Double Activated Alkenes: Scope and Limitations

Kazia, A.; Melngaile, R.; Mishnev, A.; Veliks, J. Org. Biomol. Chem. 2020, 18, 1384-1388. DOI:10.1039/C9OB02712B

Graphical abstract: Johnson–Corey–Chaykovsky fluorocyclopropanation of double activated alkenes: scope and limitations

8. Diastereoselective Monofluorocyclopropanation Using Fluoromethylsulfonium Salts

Melngaile, R.; Sperga, A.; Baldridge, K. K.; Veliks, J. Org. Lett. 2019, 21,7174-7178. DOI:10.1021/acs.orglett.9b02867

7. Fluoromethylene Transfer from Diarylfluoromethylsulfonium Salts: Synthesis of Fluorinated Epoxides

Veliks, J.; Kazia, A. Chem. Eur. J., 2019, 25, 3786 –3789. DOI:10.1002/chem.201900349

6. Enantioselective Rhodium-Catalysed Insertion of Trifluorodiazoethanes into Tin Hydrides

Hyde, S.; Veliks, J.; Ascough, D.M.; Szpera, R.; Paton, R.S.; Gouverneur, V. Tetrahedron, 2019, 75, 17-25. DOI:10.1016/j.tet.2018.11.022

5. Copper-Catalyzed Insertion into Heteroatom-Hydrogen Bonds with Trifluorodiazoalkanes

Hyde, S.; Veliks, J.; Liégault, B.; Grassi, D.; Taillefer, M.; Gouverneur, V. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 3785-3789. DOI:10.1002/anie.201511954

4. Towards the Molecular Borromean Link with Three Unequal Rings: Double-Threaded Ruthenium(II) Ring-in-Ring Complexes

Veliks, J.; Seifert, H.M.; Frantz, D.K.; Klosterman, J.K.; Tseng, J.-C.; Linden, A.; Siegel, J.S. Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 667–672. DOI:10.1039/c6qo00025h

3. Conformations of Large Macrocycles and Ring-in-Ring Complexes

Klosterman, J.K.; Veliks, J.; Frantz, D.K.; Yasui, Y.; Loepfe, M.; Zysman-Colman, E.; Linden, A.; Siegel, J.S. Org. Chem. Front., 2016, 3, 661-666. DOI:10.1039/c6qo00024j

2. Three Steps in One Pot: Synthesis of Linear Bilateral Extended 2,2′:6′,2″-Terpyridineruthenium(II) Complexes

Veliks, J.; Blacque, O.; Siegel, J.S. Inorg. Chem., 2014, 53, 12122-12126. DOI:10.1021/ic501946f

1. Linear Bilateral Extended 2,2′:6′,2′′-Terpyridine Ligands, Their Coordination Complexes and Heterometallic Supramolecular Networks

Veliks, J.; Tseng, J.-C.; Arias, K.I.; Weisshar, F.; Linden, A.; Siegel, J.S. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 4317–4327. DOI:10.1039/c4sc01025f