Speakers

Previous delegates have said:

.. the invited speakers are truly leading scientists in their fields…

The following speakers are among those who will give invited lectures at the Symposium.

Emily Balskus

Harvard University, USA

Talk: Deciphering the human gut microbiota with chemistry

Emily is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from Williams College in 2002 and then spent a year at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar.

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Timothy Donohoe

University of Oxford, UK

Talk: To leave and then return? Hydrogen borrowing catalysis and organic synthesis

In 1989 Tim studied at Oxford for a D. Phil with Professor Steve Davies and then in 1992 went to the US for postdoctoral work with Professor Phil Magnus FRS.

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Antonio M. Echavarren

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain

Talk: Cyclopropanations via metal carbenes

Antonio M. Echavarren is Group Leader at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) in Tarragona (Spain) and Professor of Organic Chemistry. Prof. Echavarren is the author of more than 280 scientific publications and has supervised 50 PhD Thesis, and 60 postdoctoral associates.

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Mark Gandelman

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Talk: New asymmetric catalytic protocols for the synthesis of fluoroorganic compounds

Mark Gandelman is Professor of chemistry at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Mark was born and raised in Moldova, and at the age of 18 he immigrated to Israel.

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Donald Hilvert

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Donald Hilvert obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1983 from Columbia University.  Following postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University, he joined the faculty of the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California in 1986 as an Assistant Professor.

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Motomu Kanai

University of Tokyo, Japan

Talk: Chemical catalysis targeting biomacromolecules

Motomu Kanai graduated The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) in 1989, and obtained his PhD in Osaka University in 1995.

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Jean-Philip Lumb

McGill University, Canada

Talk: Inspired by nature: Studying oxidation at the feet of the master

Jean-Philip Lumb obtained his B.A. from Cornell University in 2002. While at Cornell, he worked with Professor Bruce Ganem on the synthesis of mannosidase inhibitors and naturally occurring lipids, and with Professor Geoff Coates on the co-polymerization of epoxides and CO2.

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Tom Maimone

University of California Berkeley, USA

Talk: Synthetic Studies and Applications of Complex Natural Products

Tom Maimone was born and raised in the small upstate town of Warsaw, NY. He began undergraduate studies at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, and after two years, transferred to the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained his B.S. degree with high honors in chemistry in 2004.

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Nuno Maulide

University of Vienna, Austria

Talk: The beautiful simplicity of rearrangements: from Umpolung to hydride transfer

Nuno Maulide graduated from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 2007.

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Brad Moore

University of California San Diego, USA

Talk: Connecting genes to chemistry to empower small molecule discovery and synthesis

Bradley Moore is a natural product chemist and biochemist at the University of California at San Diego, known for his interdisciplinary work to discover, engineer, and apply genes, biocatalysts, and chemicals associated with bioactive small molecules like antibiotics and toxins.

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Berit Olofsson

Stockholm University, Sweden

Berit Olofsson studied Chemical Engineering at Lund University, and got her PhD at KTH (Stockholm) on asymmetric synthesis in 2002. She subsequently went to Bristol University, UK for a post doc on total synthesis with Prof. Aggarwal in 2003-2004.

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Corinna Schindler

University of Michigan, USA

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Ben Zhong Tang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Talk: Structural design and high-tech applications of conceptually new luminescent materials

Ben Zhong Tang is Stephen K. C. Cheong Professor of Science, Chair Professor of Chemistry, and Chair Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

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Herbert Waldmann

Max Planck Institute, Germany

Herbert Waldmann was born in Neuwied, Germany and studied chemistry at the University of Mainz where he received his PhD in organic chemistry in 1985 under the guidance of Horst Kunz. After a postdoctoral appointment with George Whitesides at Harvard University, he completed his habilitation at the University of Mainz in 1991.

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Li-Zhu Wu

Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Talk: Artificial photosynthesis for chemical transformation

Li-Zhu Wu received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Lanzhou University in 1990, and got her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Chen-Ho Tung in 1995.

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Jin-Quan Yu

Scripps Research Institute, USA

Talk: Molecular editing through enantioselective and remote C–H activation

Jin-Quan Yu received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from the East China Normal University, and completed his undergraduate thesis studies with Professors L.-X. Dai, and B.-Q. Wu at the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry.

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