Tetrahedron chair in organic synthesis
TETRAHEDRON CHAIR 2004The Tetrahedron Chair in Organic Synthesis 2004 was awarded to Professor Alois Fürstner of the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim/Ruhr, Germany, at the Tenth Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium (BOSS-X) in Louvain-la-NEUVE, Belgium, on Monday 12th July 2004.
As is the tradition of the Tetrahedron Chair, the recipient presents a full-day lecture course on a specific topic in organic synthesis, during which both their own research, and the results of other scientists, are reviewed.
Professor Fürstner enthralled the audience throughout four 1-hour lectures over the course of the day, with a fascinating series of lectures entitled ‘Metathesis and Beyond’, with coverage of Alkene and Alkyne Metathesis, plus the final lecture of the day - Beyond Metathesis.
In his capacity as Tetrahedron Chair, Professor Fürstner also guest edited a Symposium-in-Print of Tetrahedron, entitled 'Catalytic Tools Enabling Total Synthesis', this Symposium-in-Print appeared as Volume 60 issue no. 43, pp 9529-9784.
about the chair
ABOUT THE TETRAHEDRON CHAIR
Formerly known as the Elsevier Chair, the Tetrahedron Chair is held on the occasion of the Belgian Organic Synthesis Symposium and carries an award of EUR 7,000. The recipient delivers a one-day course on a specific topic in organic synthesis during which both his own research and the results of other scientists are reviewed. The Tetrahedron Chair winner is elected by a committee set up by the BOSS organizers, and including members of the Executive Board of Editors for Tetrahedron Publications.
- M. Shibasaki (University of Tokyo, Japan) at BOSS-7, Louvain-la-NEUVE, 1998
- B.M. Trost (Stanford University, CA, USA) at BOSS-8, Gent, 2000
- H. Yamamoto (University of Chicago, MI, USA) at BOSS-9, Namur, 2002
- A. Fürstner (University of Dortmund and Director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung) at Boss-10, Louvain-la-NEUVE, 2004