Qualifications

2010 PhD (Cum Laude) in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Department of Chemistry,University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain), (Thesis Supervisor Prof. Z. Barandiarán).

Title: Ab initio theoretical studies of heavy lanthanides in solids: Yb2+ in halides.

• 2006 MSc (First Class Honours) in Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain),  (Thesis Supervisors: Prof. M. Alcamí and F.      Martín).

Title: Theoretical study of triply charged carbon clusters Cn3+, n = 1 − 12.

• 2004 Academic Degree: B. Sc. Degree in Chemistry

University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain).

Fellowships & Contracts

• 2016 Computational Scientist. Irish Centre of High-End Computing, Dublin, Ireland

2013-2016 Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral Fellowship. University College of Dublin, Ireland. Mentor: Prof. Declan Gilheany

• 2013 Junta de Ampliación de Estudios (JAE Doc) Postdoctoral Fellowship (Awarded). Institute of MedicinalChemistry (Spanish Research Council, Spain). Mentor: Prof. Ibon Alkorta 

• 2012-2013 IOCB AS CR Postdoctoral Fellowship. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic. Mentor: Dr. Lubomir Rulisek.

• 2011-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow. Institute of Medicinal Chemistry (Spanish Research Council, Spain). Mentors: Prof. Ibon Alkorta and Prof. José Elguero.

• 2006-2010 PhD Fellowship (FPI) of Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Department of Chemistry, University Autonomous of Madrid (Spain). Supervisor: Dr. Zolia Barandiarán

Invited Seminars & Visiting Stays

Invited Seminars

• 2015: UCD School of Chemistry Seminars, Dublin, Ireland, "A computational study of pnicogen interactions"

• 2014: UCD CASL SeminarsDublin, Ireland, "Molecular Modelling of Kinase Activation Mechanism in the Tumour-Suppressive Hippo Pathway via Protein-Protein Interactions" 

• 2012: IOCB Theoretical Chemistry SeminarsPrague, Czech Republic, "Pnicogen interactions" 

• 2011Scientific Meeting in MadridSolar2 ProyectMadrid, Spain, "Pnicogen interactions" 

• 2010: Seminars of Computation in Atomic and Molecular Physics of Unbound SystemsMadrid, Spain, "Heavy divalent lanthanides in solids: CsCaBr3 doped with Yb2+" 

Visiting Stays

• 2014King's College London, Dr. Edina RostaLondon, United Kingdom (1 week)

2009: University of Stockholm, Prof. Ulf Walhgren, Stockholm, Sweden (3 months)

• 2009: University of Lund, Prof. Gunnar Gunnar Karlström, Lund, Sweden (1 week)

Conferences

• 2016  1st Medicinal Chemistry Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.  Poster: "Bioconjugated NHC-Au-S complexes as targeted anticancer drugs"  O. Dad, G.Sanchez-Sanz, X. Zhu, M. Tacke

• 2016  1st Medicinal Chemistry Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.  Poster: "The role of intramolecular chalcogen and pnictogen interactions in medicinal chemistry"  C. Trujillo, G.Sanchez-Sanz, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero

• 2016  18th Nanoscale Simulators Ireland and Irish Atomistic Simulators Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.  Poster: "Intramolecular Pnictogen Interactions in Naphthalene Derivatives"  G.Sanchez-Sanz, C. Trujillo, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero

• 2014  Molecular and coarse-grained modelling of interactions at bio-nano interface, Dublin, Ireland.  Oral presentation: "Molecular Modelling of Kinase Activation: MST2-RASSFn SARAH Domain interactions"  G.Sanchez-Sanz, 

• 2014  Advances in Biomolecular Modelling Simulations using CHARMM, Dublin, Ireland.  Poster: "Molecular Modelling of Kinase Activation Mechanism in the Tumour-Suppressive Hippo Pathway via Protein-Protein Interactions"  B. Tywoniuk, G.Sanchez-Sanz, D. Matallanas, L. Nguyen, W. Kolch, N.-V. Buchete

• 2014  17th Nanoscale Simulators Ireland and Irish Atomistic Simulators Meeting, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  Oral presentation: "Molecular Modelling of Kinase Activation Mechanism in the Tumour-Suppressive Hippo Pathway via Protein-Protein Interactions"  G.Sanchez-Sanz

• 2013  UCD Earth Institute Earth Gathering, Dublin, Ireland.  Oral presentation: "Theoretical and Computational Biophysics"  G.Sanchez-Sanz

• 2012  Electronic Structure:Principles and Applications, ESPA 2012, Barcelona,Spain . Poster: "Structures, binding energies and coupling constants of pnicogen homodimers"  G. Sánchez-Sanz, I. Alkorta, J. E. Del Bene, J. Elguero.

• 2011 World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists, WATOC 2011, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Poster: "Chiral discrimination in compounds with chalcogen-chalcogen interactions" G. Sánchez-Sanz, I. Alkorta, J. Elguero.

• 2009 13th International Congress of Quantum Chemistry ICQC 2009, Helsinki, Finland.  Poster: "Multiple spontaneuos emissions in Yb2+ -doped CsCaBr3G. Sánchez-Sanz, L. Seijo, Z. Barandiarán

• 2008 Electronic Structure:Principles and Applications, ESPA 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Poster: "On the electronic structure of the lowest excited states of Yb2+ -doped CsCaBr3G. Sánchez-Sanz, L. Seijo, Z. Barandiarán

• 2007 Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry, Helsinki, Finland. Poster: "Theoretical study of high and low spin state of divalent lanthanides: Yb2+ doped CsCaBr3G. Sánchez-Sanz, L. Seijo, Z. Barandiarán

• 2007 6th International Conference on Dynamical Processes in Excited States of Solids, Segovia, Spain. Poster, Theoretical study divalent lanthanides doped in crystal structures: CsCaBr3 doped with Yb2+G. Sánchez-Sanz, L. Seijo, Z. Barandiarán.

Workshops & Courses

Workshops

• 2015 Free energy calculation and Molecular kinetics Workshop, London, United Kingdom

• 2014 Molecular and coarsed-grain modelling of interactions at bio-nano interfaceDublin, Ireland

• 2014 Advances in  Biomolecular Modelling and Simulations using CHARMMDublin, Ireland

• 2009: European Summer School in Quantum Chemistry, Palermo, Italy 

• 2007Winter School in Theoretical Chemistry, Helsinki, Finland 

Courses

2015 Managing your first research group. UCD Research Skills & Career Development, Dublin, Ireland

• 2015 Building research leaders. UCD Research Skills & Career Development, Dublin, Ireland

• 2014 Developing professional researcher networks. UCD Research Skills & Career Development, Dublin, Ireland

2014 Creative thinking and problem solving. UCD Research Skills & Career Development, Dublin, Ireland

• 2013 Presenting your research effectively. UCD Research Skills & Career Development, Dublin, Ireland

• 2012 Introduction to Python, GFO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

• 2011Security on Linux, GFO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

• 2010-2011 Administration and management on Solaris, Microforum, Madrid, Spain

• 2010 Moodle: Teaching OrientedUniversity Autonomous of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

• 2006 Apache-CGI-Perl-MySQL on Linux, CCC-UAMMadrid, Spain

• 2005 Advance Administration on Linux, CCC-UAMMadrid, Spain

• 2004 Linux: Installation & Administration, CCC-UAMMadrid, Spain

Achievements

Referee of International Journals

• Chemical Physics Letters                            • Journal of Molecular Modelling                 Molecules

• Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry      Journal of Molecular Structure                   • Tetraedron

• Chemical Science       • Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling                        • Journal of Modern Optics

• Journal of Physical Chemistry A                  Journal of Chemical Physics                        ChemPhysChem    

• Computational and Theoretical Chemistry  • Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry            • Chemical Physics    

• Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics         • Organometallics  

Membership

• 2011 Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry

Certifications

• 2012 Teaching Assistant Professor Certification, Agency for Quality Assessment of Universities of Madrid (ACAP)

• 2011 Teaching Assistant Professor Certification, National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA)

• 2006 Degree in Didactics, University Complutense of Madrid

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