Personable and Professional

Biava, Hernan D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Ph.D. in Chemistry, National University of Rosario

B.S. in Chemistry, National University of Rosario

Professional Activities:

Postdoctoral Fellowship-Technical University Berlin, Germany (2011)
Specialization in Virtual Learning Environments - Organization of American States -Virtual Educa (2016)
Educational and Family Coach - Escuela Europea de Líderes, Spain (2016)
Introductory Course to Waldorf Pedagogy - Argentinian Anthroposophical Society, Argentina (2015)
Scientific Journalism - Leloir Institute Foundation, Argentina (2014)


1. An expanded genetic code for probing the role of electrostatics in enzyme catalysis by vibrational Stark spectroscopy. Jan-Stefan Völler, Hernan Biava, Peter Hildebrandt, Nediljko Budisa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1861 (2017) 3053-3059.

2. Discovery and investigation of natural editing function against artificial amino acids in protein translation. Jan-Stefan Völler, Morana Dulic, Ulla I. M. Gerling-Driessen, Hernan Biava, Tobias Baumann, Nediljko Budisa, Ita Gruic-Sovuljm, Beate Koksch; ACS Cent. Sci. 3, (2017) 73-80.

3. Development of polymer-supported chiral aminoalcohols derived from biomass and their application to asymmetric alkylation. Maria Botta, Hernán Biava, Rolando Spanevello, Ernesto Mata, Alejandra Suarez; Tetrahedron Lett. 54 (2016) 2186–2189.

4. Orthogonal translation meets electron transfer: in vivo labeling of cytochrome c for probing local electric fields. Jan Völler, Hernán Biava, Beate Koksch, Nediljko Budisa, Peter Hildebrandt; ChemBioChem 16 (2015) 742-745.

5. Coupling Bioorthogonal chemistries with artificial metabolism: intracellular biosynthesis of azidohomoalanine and its incorporation into recombinant proteins. Ying Ma, Hernán Biava, Roberto Contestabile, Nediljko Budisa, Martino Luigi di Salvo; Molecules 19 (2014) 1004-1022.

6. Evolution of fluorinated enzymes: an emerging trend for biocatalysts stabilization. Hernán Biava, Nediljko Budisa; Eng. Life Sci. 14 (2014) 340–351.

7. Obtention of enantiomerically pure 5,5,5-trifluoro-L-isoleucine and 5,5,5-trifluoro-L-alloisoleucine. Hernán Biava, Nediljko Budisa; J. Fluorine Chem. 156 (2013) 372-377.

8. Biocatalytic synthesis of (2S)-5,5,5-trifluoroleucine and improved resolution into (2S,4S) and (2S,4R) diastereoisomers. Hernán Biava, Nediljko Budisa; Tetrahedron Lett. 54 (2013) 3662–3665.

9. Cellulose recycling as a source of raw chirality. Rolando Spanavello, Valeria Corne, María Botta, Enrique Giordano, Germán Giri, David Llompart, Hernán Biava, Ariel Sarotti, María Mangione, Ernesto Mata, Alejandra Suárez; Pure Appl. Chem. 85 (2013) 1683-1692.

10. Peroxidase activity of dimanganese complexes with the [Mn2(µ-OAc)(µ-OR)2]3+ core. Hernán Biava, Sandra Signorella; Polyhedron 29 (2010) 1001-1006.

11. Structural characterization and catalase-like activity of MnIII2 complexes of 1,5-bis[(2-hydroxy-5-X-benzyl)(methylpyridyl)amino]pentan-3-ol (X = H, Br, OCH3). Hernán Biava, Claudia Palopoli, Carine Duhayon, Jean Pierre Tuchagues, Sandra Signorella; Inorg. Chem. 48 (2009) 3205-3214.

12. New dimanganese(III) complexes of pentadentate (N2O3) Schiff Base Ligands with the [Mn2(µ-OAc)(µ-OR)2]3+ core: synthesis, characterization and mechanistic studies of H2O2 disproportionation. Hernán Biava, Claudia Palopoli, Sergiu Shova, Mónica De Gaudio, Verónica Daier, Jean Pierre Tuchagues, Sandra Signorella; J. Inorg. Biochem. 100 (2006) 1660-1671.

13. Synthesis, characterization and catalase-like activity of dimanganese(III) complexes with 1,5-bis(5-X-salicylidenamino)-pentan-3-ol (X= nitro and chloro). Verónica Daier, Hernán Biava, Claudia Palopoli, Sergiu Shova, Jean Pierre Tuchagues, Sandra Signorella; J. Inorg. Biochem. 98 (2004) 1806-1817.


Prize Georg Forster -Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany (2011)
Prize Enrique Herrero Ducloux- Argentinean Chemical Association (AQA), Argentina (2010).
Doctoral Prize French Embassy and Argentinean Ministry of Science and Education, France (2007)
Doctoral Prize Paul Sabatier Toulouse III University, France (2005)
Doctoral Prize French Embassy, France (2005)


Contact Information

Phone Number: 828-884-8003


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