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Soledad Betanzos-Lara joined the firm in 2013. She specializes in national and international patents in the chemical, biotechnological and pharmaceutical areas, as well as in the protection and observance of the intellectual property in the chemical-pharma area for the pharmaceutical industry. Consultant on applied science to environmental, climate change and energy matters.


  • BSc Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2005).
  • MSc Chemistry, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2007).
  • PhD in Chemistry (Medicinal Inorganic Chemistry), University of Warwick (UK), (2010).
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (2012).
  • M+Vision Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston MA, USA (2013).


Spanish, English and Portuguese.


  • Mexico’s National Researchers System (Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, SNI) - Candidate


  • S. Betanzos-Lara, O. Novakova, R.J. Deeth, A.M. Pizarro, G.J. Clarkson, B. Liskova, V. Brabec, P.J. Sadler, A. Habtemariam. “Bipyrimidine ruthenium (II) arene complexes: structure, reactivity and cytotoxicity”. Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 17 (7), 1033-1051 (2012).
  • S. Betanzos-Lara, Z. Liu, A. Habtemariam, A.M. Pizarro, B. Qamar, P.J. Sadler. “Organometallic Ruthenium and Iridium Transfer-Hydrogenation Catalysts Using Coenzyme NADH as a Cofactor”. Angewandte Chemie, 124(16), 3963-3966 (2012).
  • S. Betanzos-Lara, N.P. Chmel, M.T. Zimmerman, L.R. Barrón-Sosa, C. Garino, L. Salassa, A. Rodger, J. Brumaghim, I. Gracia-Mora, N. Barba-Behrens. "Redox-active and DNA-binding coordination complexes of clotrimazole", Dalton Transactions, Royal Society of Chemistry, In Press (2014).