Yonek Hleba
Yonek Hleba

Yonek Hleba

Senior Scientist, GROW® Biotech 


Yonek Hleba PhD Chemistry  


Trained in organic, catalysis & organometallic chemistry, with a background in agrichemicals and crop protection. Experience in start-ups in the crop enhancement and water purification spaces.    


“I see the chemical world of cannabinoids as unexplored territory and eager to delve into its depths. I want to bring rigour and rational purpose to the harnessing of cannabinoids and their chemistry for the benefit of the medical cannabis industry.” 

Investors can to me about:

Chemistry, natural products, plant sciences, material design, experimental design, compound isolation 

Notable References

  1. Crudden, C. M.; Hleba, Y. B.; Chen, A. C. ‘Regio- and Enantiocontrol in the Room-Temperature Hydroboration of Vinyl Arenes with Pinacol Borane’ J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 9200-9201 https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/ja049761i
  2. Davidson, E.A.; Bayer, T.S.; Windram, O.; Hleba, Y. Strigolactone Compositions and uses thereof. US Patent: US20160159780A1, 2016 Asilomar Bio, Inc.
  3. Miari, V.F.; Solanki, P.; Hleba, Y.; Stabler, R.A.; Heap, J.T. ‘In Vitro Susceptibility to Closthioamide among Clinical and Reference Strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae’ Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2017, 61(10), e00929-17
  4. http://aac.asm.org/content/61/10/e00929-17.full?sid=45f8467c-b86f-4636-ac89-146d540004eb

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