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Department of Chemistry

 

I was born and grew up in Álora, a small village in Málaga in the south of Spain. After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Málaga, I moved to the Institute of Medicinal Chemistry in Madrid where I got my PhD in 2013 working on the stereoselective synthesis and applications of quaternary amino acids. I joined the Chris Hunter´s group in 2013, when the group was based in the University of Sheffield. In September 2014, I moved to the University of Cambridge with the Hunter group, where I am currently working on information molecules. Since May 2015, I am also an Emmanuel College research associate.

Publications

Sequence Information Transfer Using Covalent Template-Directed Synthesis.
D Núñez-Villanueva, M Ciaccia, G Iadevaia, E Sanna, CA Hunter
– Chemical Science
(2019)
10,
5258
Ultrasound-induced gelation of a giant macrocycle
D Núñez-Villanueva, MA Jinks, J Gómez Magenti, CA Hunter
– Chemical communications (Cambridge, England)
(2018)
54,
10874
Backbone conformation affects duplex initiation and duplex propagation in hybridisation of synthetic H-bonding oligomers.
G Iadevaia, D Núñez-Villanueva, AE Stross, CA Hunter
– Organic & biomolecular chemistry
(2018)
16,
4183
Sequence-Selective Formation of Synthetic H-Bonded Duplexes
AE Stross, G Iadevaia, D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– J Am Chem Soc
(2017)
139,
12655
H-Bond Self-Assembly: Folding versus Duplex Formation
D Núñez-Villanueva, G Iadevaia, AE Stross, MA Jinks, JA Swain, CA Hunter
– J Am Chem Soc
(2017)
139,
6654
Homochiral oligomers with highly flexible backbones form stable H-bonded duplexes
D Núñez-Villanueva, CA Hunter
– Chemical science
(2016)
8,
206
Divergent, stereoselective access to heterocyclic α,α-quaternary- and β<sup>2,3,3</sup>-amino acid derivatives from a N-Pmp-protected Orn-derived β-lactam
D Núñez-Villanueva, MT García-López, M Martín-Martínez, R González-Muñiz
– Org Biomol Chem
(2015)
13,
5195
Experimental and theoretical studies on the rearrangement of 2-oxoazepane α,α-amino acids into 2′-oxopiperidine β2,3,3-amino acids: An example of intramolecular catalysis
D Núñez-Villanueva, MÁ Bonache, L Lozano, L Infantes, J Elguero, I Alkorta, MT García-López, R González-Muñiz, M Martín-Martínez
– Chemistry
(2015)
21,
2489
Azepane Quaternary Amino Acids As Effective Inducers of 3(10) Helix Conformations
D Núñez-Villanueva, L Infantes, MT García-López, R González-Muñiz, M Martín-Martínez
– The Journal of Organic Chemistry
(2012)
77,
9833
Quaternary α,α-2-oxoazepane α-amino acids: Synthesis from ornithine-derived β-lactams and incorporation into model dipeptides
D Núñez-Villanueva, MÁ Bonache, L Infantes, MT García-López, M Martín-Martínez, R González-Muñiz
– The Journal of Organic Chemistry
(2011)
76,
6592
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Research Group

Telephone number

01223 336508
36368
36309

Email address

dn325@cam.ac.uk