Professor of Organic Chemistry
Kristin Bartik is a professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where she teaches organic chemistry, biological chemistry and molecular spectroscopy in the departments of chemical engineering and biomedical engineering of the engineering school. She holds a chemical engineering degree from ULB, a master's degree in food chemistry from Cornell University (USA) and a Ph.D. in applied sciences (ULB, U. Oxford) for research on the use of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to elucidate the structure of proteins. She leads a research group working in the field of physical organic chemistry and is particularly interested in molecular recognition processes in water. This has led to her interest in the role of water in the emergence of life.