Title: Monofluorinated One Carbon Synthons
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Janis Veliks was born in 1986 in Daugavpils, Latvia. He did his undergraduate studies at Riga Technical University. He received his doctoral degree (2014) in chemistry from the University of Zurich under the supervision of Prof. J. S. Siegel. As a SNSF postdoctoral fellow, he joined the group of Prof. V. Gouverneur to work in the area of fluorine chemistry. In 2016, he moved back to Riga, Latvia and currently, he is a principal researcher and head of laboratory at the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis (LIOS).

His current research interests include the development of new reagents and methodologies to advance efficient delivery of one-fluorine one-carbon containing species to a target substrate and finding novel retrosynthetic disconnections in organofluorine chemistry.