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On August 2nd, 2011, Brock University welcomed Dr. Sergio Alatorre, a post-doctoral Research Fellow from Mexico. Dr. Alatorre is completing research in the synthesis of several compounds with pharmaceutical application. He is a recipient of a research award that is a result of a partnership between Canada and Mexico, and offered by Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT). His decision to complete his research in Canada at Brock University results from his desire to work with Dr. Tomas Hudlicky, who along with his research group are among the leading researchers in the field of pharmaceutical chemistry.
Dr. Alatorre started the process of applying for the award back in October 2010. From there, Mexican authorities selected 17 candidates for interview, and Dr. Alatorre was among 10 of those shortlisted in mid-December. In mid-April Dr. Alatorre was informed that he was one of the five applicants chosen for the prestigious award. He is currently participating in the Visiting International Scholar program, administered through Brock International. Dr. Alatorre will be working at Brock for a full year, departing in late-July 2012.