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Peter Dinér (Professor, Docent)


Peter Dinér was born on January 24 in Norrahammar (Sweden) 1976. His diploma work was made for Professor Dieter Cremer at the Department of Theoretical Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, with the title, “An Improved Mechanism for the Ozonolysis of Simple Alkenes- A Theoretical Investigation” (1999).

In 2000, he started as a Ph. D. student in Professor Per Ahlbergs group at University of Gothenburg and defended his thesis, May 13, 2005, entitled “Alkane activation by superacids and enantioselective reactions with chiral lithium amide - computational and experimental mechanistic studies”. The research included mechanistic studies of hydrogen deuterium exchange between alkanes and superacids and mechanistic studies of deprotonation reactions with lithium amides.

In 2006, he received a post-doc scholarship from the Wenner-Gren foundation for post-doctoral studies in Pr. Karl Anker Jørgensen at Center for Catalysis, Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark. The research focused in the development of new, asymmetric organocatalytic reactions in organic chemistry and computational studied of these reactions.

In 2007, he joined Assoc. Prof. Morten Grøtli at Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Gothenburg, as a post-doctoral fellow funded by the European Union (CELLCOMPUT). The work involved the design and synthesis of biologically active kinase inhibitors to be used as tools in signal transduction research.

In 2010, he received a grant as a Junior Research position (Forskarassistent) by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and in August 2010 he started his position as an Assistant Prof. at the Department of Biochemistry and Organic Chemistry.

In 2013 (October), he started as a Associate Professor (universitetslektor) at the Department of Chemistry / Division of Organic chemistry.

In December 2013, he was appointed as a Docent in Organic Chemistry.

In April 2015, he was appointed Head of Division of Organic Chemistry.

In November 2021, he was promoted to Professor in Organic Chemistry.

Peter Dinér

Professor, Docent

Phone: +46 (0)8 7908139


Latest news

April, 2024

New collaborative paper out in Chemical Science with Markus Kärkäs regarding "Asymmetric synthesis of unnatural α-amino acids through photoredox-mediated C–O bond activation of aliphatic alcohols"

Great work by Greg, Elena, Andrey, Josefin, Rachel and Alix and thanks for letting me be a part of this work.

March, 2024

Our paper on "Ultralight aerogels via supramolecular polymerization of a new chiral perfluoropyridin-based sulfonimidamide organogelator" is finally out in Nanoscale


It has been a long journey with this project and I thank all the co-authors for their great contribution in explaining the behaviour of our organogel (G. Proietti, A. Axelsson, A. Capezza, Y. D. Todarwal, J. Kuzmin, M. Linares, P. Norman, S. Zoltán, C. Lendel, R. T. Olsson). 

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