Gabriela Desireé Tormet-González is a PhD Candidate at University of Campinas, Brazil. She is working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Paulo J. S. Moran on the thesis “Bioreductions of activated nitro alkenes and azidomethyl enones”. The project aims the elucidation of the enzymatic mechanism that follows the Old Yellow enzymes from Saccharomyces cerevisiae in the reduction of nitroalkenes and enones.
Gabriela received a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Universidad Central de Venezuela and a M.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from University of Campinas, Brazil. During her undergraduate and graduate studies, she has been developing projects for improving the access to Latin American students with higher education. In 2016, she founded Becas.LA, a social entrepreneurship project, which consists of an online platform for promoting in real time fellowships and grants opportunities for Latin American students who are looking to study abroad.
Gabriela is also interested in sharing and spreading the importance of chemistry and science. In 2018, she became a member of the International Young Chemists Network, where she has the role as WebMaster of the organization. In 2017, she was selected as a SciFinder Future Leader and in 2007, she represented Venezuela in the Bayer Young Environmental Envoys Annual Meeting.