Dr. Olesja Koleda

Dr. Olesja Koleda

Former PhD student, Laboratory Staff, Scientist

Curriculum Vitae


PhD in natural sciences, University of Latvia, 2024
Thesis: “Electrochemical Synthesis of Pharmaceutically Relevant Heterocycles”
Supervisor: prof. Dr. E. Suna, prof. Dr. S. R. Waldvogel

MSc in chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, 2014


Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis
Research Scientist, 2024 – present
Research Assistant, 2015 – 2024
Laboratory Assistant, 2007 – 2011

Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Prof. Dr. S. R. Waldvogel group, 2022

Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
Dr. R. Francke group, 2016

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Teaching Assistant, 2011 – 2014

Honors and Awards

Balticum Organicum Syntheticum – best Latvian poster prize, 2022


  1. Koleda, O.; Prane, K.; Suna, E. “Electrochemical Synthesis of Unnatural Amino Acids via Anodic Decarboxylation of N -Acetylamino Malonic Acid Derivatives” Org. Lett. 2023, 25(44), 7958–7962. DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.3c02687
  2. Koleda, O.; Prenzel, T,; Winter, J.; Hirohata, T.; Gálvez-Vázquez, J.; Schollmeyer, D.; Inagi, S.; Suna, E.; Waldvogel, S. R. “Simple and scalable electrosynthesis of 1H-1-hydroxy-quinazolin-4-ones” Chem. Sci. 2023, 14, 26692675. DOI: 10.1039/D3SC00266G
  3. Koleda, O.; Broese, T.; Noetzel, J.; Roemelt, M.; Suna, E.; Francke, R. “Synthesis of Benzoxazoles Using Electrochemically Generated Hypervalent Iodine” J. Org. Chem. 2017, 82, 11669–11681.DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.7b01686
  4. Kazem Shiroodi, R., Koleda, O., Gevorgyan, V. “1,2-Boryl Migration Empowers Regiodivergent Synthesis of Borylated Furans” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 13146. DOI: 10.1021/ja507054j