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.
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Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Spain
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
University of Tokyo, Japan
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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In 2003, he moved to the University of California, Berkeley to pursue a Ph.D. with Professor Dirk Trauner. As a graduate student, he focused on the biomimetic synthesis of complex natural products that relied on the orchestration of multi-step cascade reactions. From 2008 to 2011 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University, working under the supervision of Professor Barry Trost. As a postdoctoral fellow, he developed an atom economic synthesis of pyrroles using palladium catalysis, and an asymmetric coupling of alkynes using palladium and copper-hydride co-catalysis. He also developed a synthetic program towards the tricholomenyns and the complex macrolide amphidinolide N. J.P.’s training encompasses the themes of bio-inspired synthesis and catalysis, which form the corner stones of his independent research career. In 2011, he began an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University. He was awarded tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2017, and in 2018, he was awarded a Fessenden Professorship.
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University of California Berkeley, USA
University of Vienna, Austria
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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Returning to Sweden, she became assistant supervisor in the group of Prof. Bäckvall at Stockholm University (SU). She started her independent career as Assistant Professor at SU in 2006, was promoted to full Professor in 2013, and is the Dean of Chemistry since 2019.
She was recently appointed a ChemPubSoc Europe Fellow, is the vice President of the organic chemistry division of EuCheMS, and also the vice President of the International Committee of ESOC 2021 (the European Symposium of Organic Chemistry).
She is an internationally leading expert in hypervalent iodine chemistry, with focus on development of synthetic methodology towards iodine(III) reagents and their application in metal-free and sustainable methodology for organic synthesis, and recently served as the guest editor of a Patai book on Hypervalent Halogen Chemistry.
Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.se/citations?user=nvr9AyAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao
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).
His research interests include macromolecular chemistry, materials science and biomedical theranostics. Tang received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from South China University of Technology and Kyoto University, respectively. He conducted postdoctoral research at University of Toronto. He joined HKUST as an assistant professor in 1994 and was promoted to chair professor in 2008. He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2009 and 2013, respectively. Tang has published >1,400 papers. His publications have been cited >88000 times with an h-index of 138. He has been listed by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in both areas of Chemistry and Materials Science. He received the State Natural Science Award (1st Class; 2017) from Chinese Government, Scientific and Technological Progress Award from the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (2017) and Senior Research Fellowship from the Croucher Foundation (2007). He is now serving as Editor-in-Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (RSC & CCS).
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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From 1995−1998, she worked at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry as an associate professor. After a postdoctoral stay (1997−1998) at the University of Hong Kong working with Professor Chi-Ming Che, she returned to the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a full professor. Her research interests are focused on photochemical conversion, including artificial photosynthesis, visible light catalysis for organic transformation, and photoinduced electron transfer, energy transfer and chemical reactions in supramolecular systems. Her recent awards include the 3rd Chinese Chemical Society-Evonik Chemical Innovation award, the 10th Physical Organic Chemistry award of China, the 7th Young Women Scientists award of China, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She serves as an associate editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and is an editorial advisory board member of ACS Omega, ChemPhysChem, ChemCatChem, Acta Chimica Sinica, etc.
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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He obtained his M.Sc. from the Guangzhou Institute of Chemistry with Professor X.-D. Xiao, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, with Professor J. B. Spencer. Following a time as a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge, he joined the laboratory of Professor E. J. Corey at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow. He then began his independent career at Cambridge University (2003–2004), before moving to Brandeis University (2004–2007), and finally to TSRI, where he is currently the Frank and Bertha Hupp Professor of Chemistry.
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