Prof. Lutz Ackermann DE (University of Goettingen) 

“Sustainable C–H Activation From Late-Step Peptide Diversification to Electrocatalysis”


Biography:  Prof. Lutz Ackermann studied Chemistry at the University Kiel, and performed his PhD with Prof. Alois Fürstner at the Max-PlankInstitut für Kohlenforschung. After a postdoctoral stay at UC Berkeley with Prof. Robert G. Bergman, he initiated his independent research career in 2003 at the Ludwig Maximilians-University München. In 2007, he became Full Professor at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. His recent awards and distinctions include an AstraZeneca Excellence in Chemistry Award, an ERC Grant and a Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Preis. The development and application of novel concepts for sustainable catalysis constitutes his major current research interests, with a topical focus on C-H activation.




Prof. Manuel Alcarazo DE (University of  Goettingen) 

"Synthetic Applications of Cationic Phosphines, Arsines and Sulfides"


 Biography: Prof. Manuel Alcarazostudied Chemistry at the of Seville, and performed his PhD with Prof. José M. Lassaletta at the Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas (CSIC) of Sevilla. After a postdoctoral stay at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr with Prof. Dr. Alois Fürstner, he initiated his independent research career in 2009 at the Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung in Mülheim/Ruhr. In 2015, he became Full Professor at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Since 2017 is the Director of the Institute of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry at the University of Göttingen.

Email: malcara@gwdg.de

Website: https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/569046.html


Prof. Olivier Baudoin CH (University of Basilea) 

 "Palladium(0)-Catalyzed C(sp3)-H Activation: from Method Development to Natural Product Synthesis"

Biography: Prof. Olivier Baudoin studied Chemistry at the at Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, and performed his Master and doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn at the Collège de France in Paris.

After a postdoctoral stay at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA under the supervision of Prof. K. C. Nicolaou, he initiated his independent research career in 1999 at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, Gif-sur-Yvette. In 2006, he became Full Professor at Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1. Since 2015 is Full Professor at the University of Basel.




Prof. Angela Casini UK (University of Cardiff)

"Exploiting Organometallic Chemistry for Biomedical Applications"

Biography:  Prof. Angela Casini is Chair of Medicinal and Bioinorganic Chemistry at Cardiff University since 2015. She completed her PhD in Chemistry at the University of Florence in 2004, and, afterwards, moved to EPFL as senior scientist funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Between 2011-2015 she has been assistant professor at the University of Groningen, holding a Rosalind Franklin Fellowship, before taking up her current position at Cardiff University. She was awarded the 2012 European Medal for Biological Inorganic Chemistry and, in 2014, she has been listed by Thomson Reuters as one of the "World’s most influential scientific minds" in the field of Pharmacology. Since 2016 she is also Hans Fischer Senior Fellow of the prestigious Institute of Advanced Study of the Technical University of Munich. In 2018, she has been awarded the Burghausen Chemistry Diamond award, an acknowledgement of chemical and industrial innovation. Her research focuses on the study of the role of metal ions in biological systems and of the mechanisms of action of gold organometallic anticancer agents. Furthermore, novel applications for metal-based compounds and supramolecular coordination complexes are explored in various domains of chemical biology, drug delivery and physiology. In these fields, she is author of more than 200 publications.

Email: casinia@cardiff.ac.uk

Website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/104658-casini-angela


Prof. Emma Gallo IT (University of Milan) 

"Aziridination of Alkenes Catalysed by Iron and Ruthenium Complexes"

Biography:  Prof. Emma Gallo received her PhD at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1995 under the supervision of prof. Carlo Floriani. Then, she spent one year in Floriani’s Group as ‘Maitre Assistant’ before moving to University of Milano (Italy) for a post-doctoral fellowship with prof. Sergio Cenini. She became Assistant Professor in 2001 and started her independent career in 2003 as Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department of Milano University. In 2007 she was Visiting Professor at the Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI University (Paris) and in 2013 she received the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor (Abilitazione Nazionale). Her research is focused on: i) Synthesis of homogeneous catalyststo promote eco-compatible syntheses of fine chemicals by using organic azides (RN3) and diazo-compounds (RR’CN2) as atom efficient nitrene and carbene transfer reagents. ii) Heterogenization of homogeneous catalystsin order to couple benefits of a ‘single-site’ catalysis with the easy recovery and recycle of the promoter. iii) Synthesis of chemosensors showing molecular structures which are suitable for detecting emerging pollutants in water by exploiting lock and key mechanisms.

Email: emma.gallo@unimi.it

Website: http://www.unimi.it/chiedove/schedaPersonaXML.jsp?matricola=14458


Prof. J. A. Gareth Williams UK (Durham University)

“Light-Emitting Organometallic Complexes:  from Design Principles and Excited States to Applications in OLEDs and Bio-Imaging”


Biography:  Prof J. A. Gareth was brought up on the island of Anglesey in Wales.  He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford, before moving to Durham University to work towards his PhD with Prof. David Parker, on the synthesis and luminescence properties of macrocyclic metal complexes.  After post-doctoral work with Prof. Jean-Pierre Sauvage in Strasbourg, he returned to Durham where he is currently a Professor of Chemistry.  His main research interests are currently in the synthesis, excited-state properties, and applications of a variety of organometallic and coordination complexes, and the bacteriostatic action of aza-carboxylate ligands.

Email: j.a.g.williams@durham.ac.uk



Prof. Anny Jutand FR (École normale supérieure, PSL University, Sorbonne Université, CNRS)

"Contribution of Electrochemistry to Organometallic Catalysis"

Biography:  Prof. Anny Jutand studied Chemistry at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie in Paris and received her PhD in 1980 at the University Paris XIII (advisor: Prof. J. F. Fauvarque), developing palladium-catalyzed arylations of Grignard reagents and zinc enolates. After a post-doctoral position at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden (advisor: Prof. B. Åkermark) she went back to University Paris XIII where she developed nickel-catalyzed electrosynthesis of anti-inflammatory agents (ibuprofen, naproxen…). Then, she joined Dr. C. Amatore' s group at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris where she used electrochemical techniques to investigate the mechanisms of catalytic reactions.

She became Director of Research at CNRS in 1992. Research interests:

- Mechanistic studies on transition metal-catalyzed reactions (Pd, Ni, Cu, Fe, Ru, Rh)

- Activation of organic molecules by transition metal complexes and by electron transfer. Synthetic development and mechanism

She received in 2003: the award of the Organic Chemistry Division of the French Chemical Society, in 2008: the Grand Prix d’Etat of the French Academy of Sciences in 2018: thePrix Achille Le Bel of the French Chemical Society.

Email: Anny.Jutand@ens.fr

Website: http://www.chimie.ens.fr/?q=en/umr-8640/lectrochimie/profil/anny.jutand


Prof. Jerome Lacour CH (University of Geneve) 

"Selective Synthesis and Catalysis via Diazo Decomposition Reactions and Reactive Metal Carbenes"

Biography:  Prof. Jérôme Lacour was educated at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He holds an Agrégation in Physical Sciences and obtained in 1993 his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Prof. Philip D. Magnus. After post-doctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof. David A. Evans at Harvard University, he joined the Organic Chemistry Department of the University of Geneva in 1995. In 2001, he received the Sandoz Family Foundation professorship. Since 2004, he holds a full professor position in the department. Currently, his primary research interests are in asymmetric synthesis and catalysis using organic, physical organic, organometallic and coordination chemistry tools.

Email: Jerome.Lacour@unige.ch

Website: https://www.unige.ch/sciences/chiorg/lacour/


Prof. María Concepción Gimeno, ISQCH (CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza)

"Synthesis and Applications of Novel Organogold Complexes"


Biography:  Prof. M. Concepción Gimeno graduated in Chemistry at the University of Zaragoza and carried out the Ph.D. Thesis, under the supervision of Professors Rafael Usón and Antonio Laguna, at the same University. She carried out a postdoctoral stay at the University of Bristol with Prof. Gordon Stone, working on the synthesis and reactivity of transition metal carbines. In 1990 she obtained a position as Senior Scientist of the CSIC, in the Institute of Chemical Synthesis and Homogeneous Catalysis, and later, she got the promotion to Scientific Researcher in 2000 and Research Professor in 2008. Her scientific interests are focused on the design, study and analysis of new group 11 metal compounds with specific catalytic, luminescent and/or biological properties and with potential applications. She has been awarded with the "IUPAC 2017 Distinguished Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering", the "Excellence in Research of the Organometallic Chemistry Group (GEQO)" in 2017, and the "Excellence in Research of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ)” in 2018, among others.

Email: gimeno@unizar.es

Website: https://conchita-gimeno.webs.com


Prof. Lukas Gooßen DE (Ruhr-University Bochum)

"Decarboxylative Coupling Reactions: a Modern Strategy for C–C and C–Heteratom Bond Formation"

Biography:  Born 1969 in Bielefeld; 1989-1994 undergraduate studies in chemistry at the Universität Bielefeld / University of Michigan; 1994 research work with Prof. Dr. K. P. C. Vollhardt, University of California, Berkeley; 1994-1997 PhD. work with Prof. Dr. W. A. Herrmann, TU München; 1998 Postdoc with Prof. Dr. K. B. Sharpless, Scripps Research Institute; 1999-2000 research chemist at the Bayer AG (Central Research); 2000-2003 habilitation at the MPI für Kohlenforschung in the group of Prof. Dr. M. T. Reetz; 2003-2004 group leader at the MPI für Kohlenforschung; 2004-2005 Heisenberg fellow at the RWTH Aachen; 2005-2016 professor at the TU Kaiserslautern, 2008 visiting professor at the University of Toronto; since 2016 Evonik Chair of Organic Chemistry at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Email: lukas.goossen@rub.de

Website: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/oc1/goossen/goossen.html


Prof. Eduardo Peris ES  (University of Jaume I)  

"Supramolecular Interactions in Polyaromatic N-Heterocyclic Carbenes. Host-Guest Chemistry Properties and Catalytic Implications"

Biography:  Prof. Eduardo Peris graduated in Chemistry in 1988 in Valencia. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Chemistry in the Universidad de Valencia, under the supervision of Prof. Pascual Lahuerta. In 1994 he joined Robert Crabtree’s group at Yale University, where he stayed for two years, working on a research project regarding the determination of hydrogen bonding to metal hydrides. In October 1995 he moved to the Universitat Jaume I as an Assistant Professor, Lecturer and finally Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. At the Universitat Jaume I he started a research project related to the use of organometallic push-pull compounds with non-linear-optical properties. The current interest of his group is the design of new polytopic rigid N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (NHCs) that can be applied to the preparation of improved catalysts and advanced materials with attractive physical properties. In 2012 he was awarded the ‘Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry ’award in the field of Inorganic Chemistry Research. In September 2014, he was elected President of the Spanish Organometallic Chemistry Division, from the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry.




Dr. Bao N. Nguyen (University of Leeds)

"Homogeneous Catalysis: From Academia to Industry"

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Biography:  Dr. Bao Nguyen is a Lecturer in Physical Organic Chemistry at University of Leeds, where he has been from September 2012. He actively collaborates with colleagues from both the School of Chemistry and School of Chemical and Process Engineering to address current challenges in process chemistry. He is a core member of the Institute of Process Research and Development (iPRD), a flagship institute set up by the Leeds Transformation Fund. Dr Nguyen did his PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Dr John M. Brown FRS. He then moved to Dr Michael C. Willis’ group, where he developed the first Pd-catalysed coupling reaction employing sulfur dioxide by suppressing catalyst deactivation. Afterward, he joined Imperial College London, working in Dr King Kuok Hii’s group to delineate the nature of the palladium species in different catalytic reactions and developing separation methods for these species. He was awarded his first independent position as a Ramsay Memorial Fellow at Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London.

Email: B.Nguyen@leeds.ac.uk

Website: https://nguyen.leeds.ac.uk


Prof. Maurizio Taddei IT (University of Siena) 

"Metal Catalysed Hydrogen Transfer and Hydrogen Addition Reactions for the Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients"

Biography:  Prof. Maurizio Taddei obtained the doctoral degree in Chemistry in 1979 at the Department of Organic Chemistry of the University of Florence working with Prof. Alfredo Ricci. After a post-doc experience at University Chemical Laboratories in Cambridge (UK) with Prof. Ian Fleming, he became Research Assistant at the University of Florence in 1984 and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Florence in 1992. In 1994 he became Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Faculty of Science at the University of Sassari and since 2001 he is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Pharmacy of the University of Siena. He was recipient of the "G. Ciamician" silver medal in 1990, the “A. Mangini” gold medal in 2017 and the prize for Organic Synthesis and Methodology in 2012 from the Organic Chemistry Division of the Italian Chemical Society. He is author of more than 250 papers and 20 patents in the field of organic synthesis, bioorganic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. His fields of interest are natural product and biologically active product synthesis, development of high-throughput synthetic methodologies and chemical processes relevant in bio- and nano-medicine.

Email: taddei.m@unisi.it

Website: https://www.unisi.it/ugov/person/10323


Prof. Simon Woodward UK (University of Nottingham)

"Organometallic Catalysis For New Molecular Architectures"

Biography: Prof. Simon Woodward comes from a background encompassing the fusion of organic, organometallic and catalytic chemistry. After a PhD in the group of Prof Mark J Winter he undertook postdoctoral work in the groups of Prof M David Curtis and Dr John M Brown, FRS. Initially appointed to a Lectureship in Organometallic and Catalytic Chemistry at The University of Hull, he moved to a Readership in Organic Chemistry at the University of Nottingham. In 2006 he was promoted to a Personal Chair in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Nottingham. He has over 145 publications in the areas of organic methodology, organometallic chemistry, electronic materials and selective/asymmetric catalysis. He has been director of both The European Ligand Bank and an International Marie Curie Ph.D. School in ‘catalysis of organic reactions’ encompassing the Universities of Nottingham, Geneva, Sassari and Dortmund. Recent developments involve new approaches to organic electronic materials and anti-cancer therapeutics.

Email: simon.woodward@nottingham.ac.uk

Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~pczsw/SWGroup