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IOCB Invited Lectures 2008

19 February 2008
Prof. Wolfgang Lubitz (MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie, Mülheim, Germany):
Light-Induced Water Splitting and Hydrogen Production in Nature: Structure and Function of the Enzymes Wateroxidase and Hydrogenase

4 March 2008
Prof. Stephen L. Buchwald (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA):
Transition Metal-Catalyzed Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Heteroatom Bond-Forming Processes: Progress, Applications and Mechanistic Studies

13 March 2008
Prof. Paul Knochel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany):
Functionalized Mg and Zn-Organometallics for Organic Synthesis

27 March 2008
Prof. Eric T. Kool (Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA):
Mimicking the Structure and Function of DNA

13 May 2008
Prof. Albert Padwa (Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA):
Cascade Reactions for Alkaloid Synthesis

19 May 2008
Prof. Dieter Seebach (ETH Zurich, Switzerland):
Lessons from Chemical and Biological Investigations of Peptides Built from Homologated Proteinogenic Amino Acids

27 May 2008
Prof. Wes Borden (University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA):
Theoretical Studies of the Schizophrenic Effects of Geminal Fluorination on Organic Reactions: Explanations and Predictions

6 June 2008
Prof. Jay S. Siegel (Universität Zürich, Switzerland):
Novel Aromatics as the Core of Nano-Scale Materials

12 June 2008
Prof. Alois Fürstner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany):
Catalysis for Total Synthesis

20 June 2008
Prof. Marcel Mayor (University of Basel, Switzerland):
Molecules: Nanoscale Functional Units

23 September 2008
Prof. Shu Kobayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan):
Toward Truly Efficient and Powerful Organic Synthesis - New Dimension of Acid and Base Catalysis

16 October 2008
Prof. Steven V. Ley (University of Cambridge, UK):
The Azadirachtin Story