Symposium “Organic Chemistry and the Synthesis of Complex Molecules A tribute to István E. Markó”

Minakem is glad to sponsor the Symposium –

Tribute to István Markó,  12-13 September 2019 –  Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Professor Markó (biography), was in charge of the “Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Médicinale” in the Université Catholique de Louvain during 24 years.
Lectures of the symposium “Organic Chemistry and The Synthesis of Complex Molecules – A tribute to István Markó” will be delivered by the friends of István.

Confirmed plenary lectures include the following speakers:
– Prof. Varinder Aggarwal (University of Bristol): “Title to be defined”
– Prof. Janine Cossy (Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielle de la ville de Paris): “Synthesis of complex molecules and development of methods”
– Prof. Donald Craig (Imperial College London): “Enantiospecific synthesis of 5- and 6-membered nitrogen heterocycles”
-Prof. Pierre De Clercq (UGhent): “August Kekulé: Beyond the Snake Dream”
– Prof. Ben Feringa (University of Groningen), Nobel Prize of Chemistry 2016: “From Molecules to Dynamic Molecular Systems”
– Prof. Ari Koskinen (Aalto University): “Total synthesis of Natural Products as a Driver for Development of New Methods”
– Dr. Trevor Laird (Trevor Laird Associates): “Scaling up Organic Chemistry to Kg and Tonne Scale; what goes wrong!!”
– Prof. Annemieke Madder (UGhent): “Design and synthesis of complex biomolecular constructs for diagnostic devices”
– Prof. Anita Maguire (University College Cork): “Recent advances in enantioselective catalysis”
– Prof. Steven Nolan (UGhent): “Synthetic Access to Metal-NHC complexes for Catalysis”
– Prof. Dieter Schanzer (University of Magdeburg): “Recent Progress in Complex Natural Products Synthesis”
– Prof. Sir Fraser Stoddart (Northwestern University), Nobel Prize of Chemistry 2016: “Title to be defined”
– Prof. John Sigurd Svendsen (The Arctic University of Norway): “Unexpected chemistry provides unexpected protein kinase inhibitors”
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