University of Warsaw
Working as a professor at University od Warsaw, Poland. Completed his PhD in Chemistry. Zbigniew Czarnocki was born in Warsaw in 1954. He graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw in 1977 and defended his doctoral thesis in 1983. Professor Jerzy T. Wróbel was the promoter of the doctoral dissertation concerning syntheses in the field of natural pyridine derivatives. Then, in 1984-86, he was a postdoctoral internship in the group of Professor David B. MacLean at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada). He stayed in the same center in 1987-89 as a visiting professor. From this period comes a series of works on enantioselective synthesis of various natural compounds. Related topics were continued after returning to the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw and the accumulated achievements became the basis for the preparation of the postdoctoral thesis and awarding the postdoctoral degree with honors in 1993. In 1996, after being promoted to the post of associate professor, he took over the management of the Laboratory of Natural Resources Chemistry, which he still holds. In 2002, the President of the Republic of Poland granted dr hab. Zbigniew Czarnocki, the academic title of professor. Current scientific interests are focused on the enantioselective synthesis of natural and heterocyclic compounds with pharmacological significance, the search for new catalysts for synthetic transformations, bioorganic chemistry and the study of biological activities of selected metabolites of natural compounds (eg tryptophan and melatonin). Professor Zbigniew Czarnocki is a member of the International Society of Tryptophan Research, the American Chemical Society, a member of the Board of Reviewers in the ARKIVOC magazine and the Editorial Board in the Journal of Amino Acids, ChronoPhysiology and Therapy, Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry.