Amalia Isabel Poblador-Bahamonde was born in Madrid. After gaining her MSc and BSc form the University San Pablo CEU and her MPhil from the University Complutense of Madrid, she started in 2006 her PhD in the group of Professor Stuart A. Macgregor at Heriot-Watt Universty, Edinburgh (Scotland, UK). In 2010, she moved to Montpellier (France) where she worked as a post-doctoral fellow first under the supervision of Professor Odile Eisenstein during two years and, from 2012 with Dr. Eric Clot. In January 2013, she joined the Organic Chemistry Department of the University of Geneva as a “Maître Assistant”, where then she became “Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche” (Senior Lecturer) in March 2018. Her main goal is to build up collaborations with the experimental groups of the department and also to start the development of her independent research group.
She teaches Organic Chemistry to 2nd year Chemistry and Biochemistry students and to 1st year Biology and Pharmaceutical science students. She also lectures on Computational Chemistry for Master Chemistry students and is also the person in charge of the practical courses in the Organic Chemistry Department for the 1st year Chemistry and Biochemistry students.
Since March 2019 she is Vice-President of the Société chimique de Genève.