Editorial Board ::: Letters in Organic Chemistry

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Volume 13, 10 Issues, 2016


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Miguel Yus
Universidad de Alicante Apdo
Alicante
Spain


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Editor-in-Chief:

Miguel Yus (Biography
Miguel Yus

Miguel Yus received his BSc (1969), MSc (1971) and PhD (1973) degrees from the University of Zaragoza. After two years as postdoct at the MPI für Kohlenforschung returned to the University of Oviedo to become associate professor (1977) and full professor (1987). In 1988 he moved to the University of Alicante. He is co-author of more than 600 papers (and five patents) and has supervised more than 60 PhD students, and delivered more than 200 lectures. He has been in the Advisory Board of more than 30 international journals. His current research interest is focused on the use of metals in organic synthesis.

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Universidad de Alicante Apdo
Alicante
Spain



Co-Editor(s):

György Keglevich (Biography
György Keglevich

PGyörgy Keglevich graduated as a chemical engineer. He has been Professor of Chemistry since 1995, and the Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Budapest Univesity of Technology since 1999. He is engaged with P-heterocyclic and environmentally-friendly chemistry comprising MW chemistry, phase transfer catalysis and the development of new catalysts. He is the author or co-author of 460 papers He holds editorial positions at the journals Curr. Green Chem., Cur. Org. Chem., Lett. Org. Chem., Curr. Org. Synth.. Lett. Drug Des. Disc. and Curr. Catal.. He is the member of the Editorial Board of Heteroatom Chem. and Phosphorus Sulfur Silicon.

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Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest
Hungary

Patrice Vanelle (Biography
Patrice Vanelle

Patrice VANELLE is organic chemistry professor at the university of Aix-Marseille (AMU), Director of the "Laboratoire de Pharmaco-Chimie Radicalaire", Institut de Chimie Radicalaire (ICR) UMR CNRS 7273. Honorary Dean of the Pharmacy Faculty of Marseille, he is currently Vice-President of AMU, Corresponding member of the National Academy of Pharmacy and President of the National Council of Universities (section 81). He has published more than 300 scientific publications. PV and his group are involved in electron transfer reactions in heterocyclic and quinonic series, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of potential pharmacologically active agents and new methodologies in organic chemistry (microwave irradiation, OED strategy,…).

PV is currently Co-Editor-in-chief of Letters in Organic Chemistry (LOC) published by Bentham Science Publishers.

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Aix-Marseille Univ, CNRS
Marseille Cedex
France


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M. Alajarin (Biography
M. Alajarin

Prof. Alajarin obtained his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Murcia (Spain). After postdoctoral studies with Prof. Alan R. Katritzky at the University of Florida (USA) he returned to Murcia where he is currently Full Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of its university. His more than 200 scientific publications deal mainly with the chemistry of heterocumulenes, supramolecular self-assembly, tandem processes promoted by H shifts and other pericyclic and pseudopericyclic reactions.

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Universidad de Murcia
Murcia
Spain


Regional Editor(s):

Region: Asia
Y.Z. Chen
National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge
Singapore
Region: Europe
M.C. Aversa
Universitá degli Studi di Messina
Messina
Italy
M. D'Auria (Biography
M. D'Auria

Dr. D'Auria obtained the Laurea on Chemistry at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He was researcher at this University until 1992. Then he was Associate Professor and from 2001 Full Professor at the University of Basilicata. He published more than 300 articles in the field of the organic chemistry and in organic photochemistry. He is member of the Executive Committee of the European Photochemistry Association and Editor in Chief of EPA Newletter. He is Regional Editor of Letters in Organic Chemistry.

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Universitá della Basilicata
Potenza
Italy
Region: Latin America
C.R.D. Correia (Biography
C.R.D. Correia

Prof. Correia obtained his PhD degree from Stanford University, USA. He started his independent career at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He then moved to the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil, where he is currently full professor. He acted as head of Graduate Studies Committee, and as vice-director of the Institute for the period 2009 – 2010. Prof. Correia is the recipient of the 3M "Non-Tenured Faculty Award", and the “Unicamp Zeferino Vaz Excellence Award”. He has published more than 100 papers and is named inventor of 8 patents. His main research interests are in homogeneous metal-catalyzed reactions, ligand design, and development of new synthetic methodologies.

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Universidade Estadual de Campinas(UNICAMP)
SP
Brasil

Section Editor(s):

(Heterocyclics)
El S.H. El Ashry (Biography
El S.H. El Ashry

Prof. E.S.H. El Ashry obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) and a (D.Sc.) in Chemistry from the University of Alexandria, Egypt. He holds a Diploma in chemistry and Chemical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. Currently Prof. El Ashry is an emeritus Professor in the Alexandria University. He worked as post doctorate and then as visiting professor at Ohio State University, Michigan technological University, New york state university, Konstanz University, the International Centre for Chemical and Biological sciences, Pakistan. He is Alexander von Humboldt and Fulbright Fellow. Prof. El Ashry got a lot of awards such as The Gold Medal Telesio-Galilei Acadmy of Science for the pioneering work in Chemistry, Egypt 1st Class Ribbon of Science and arts from the President of Egypt, A laureate of the first State-Excellence Prize, State national award, The 2012 Alexandria University Appreciation Award, and The Dr. Taha Hussein Award (first President of Alexandria University) for Cultural and Scientific leadership. He has published more than 400 scientific publications. Prof. El Ashry was in the Editorial board of various Bentham Journals and he is currently in the board of the this journal in addition to many international journals.

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Alexandria University
Alexandria
Egypt


Book Review Editor(s):

P. Merino (Biography
P. Merino

Pedro Merino (b. Zaragoza, Spain) obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry (1989) from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Currently, he is Full Professor of Organic Chemistry at the same University. In 2012 he was appointed the Director of the Department of Synthesis and Structure of Biomolecules of the ISQCH at the University of Zaragoza. He has been the chairman of CHEM panel in Marie Curie Actions – ITN from 2008 to 2015. His scientific production can be summarized in more than 220 papers (h=43), various book chapters; one edited book on Chemical Synthesis of Nucleoside Analogues (Wiley. 2013), more than 60 lectures and 20 Ph.D. thesis supervised. His research interests include Chemical Biology, Computational Chemistry and Asymmetric Synthesis.

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University of Zaragoza
Zaragoza
Spain


Editorial Board Members:

M. Bandini (Biography
M. Bandini

Marco Bandini got the PhD in Chemistry in the 2000 at the University of Bologna (Prof. A. Umani-Ronchi). He spent research periods in USA and UK and he has been visiting professor at CCNU Wuhan (China). In 2012 MB has been appointed associate professor at the Dep. of Chemistry “G. Ciamician” at UNIBO. He has published more than 120 scientific publications with an H-index = 39 and almost 6000 citations. His current research interests span from organometallic catalysis, metal-drugs and chiral [Ir[(III)] triplet emitters.

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University of Bolonga
Bolonga
Italy

C. Bolm
University of Aachen
Aachen
Germany

H. Budzikiewicz
Institut fuer Organische Chemie
Koeln
Germany

J. Cavaleiro
University of Aveiro
Aveiro
Portugal

J. Cossy
ESPCI, Rue Vauquelin
Paris Cedex
France

R. Dalpozzo (Biography
R. Dalpozzo

Renato Dalpozzo was born in 1957. He graduated from the University of Bologna in 1981, with a Laurea in industrial chemistry. He was Researcher of Organic Chemistry at University of Bologna from 1983. In 1992, he moved to the University of Calabria as Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry and then as Full Professor of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry and now of Organic Chemistry again. His research interests include studies on the reactivity of organometallic compounds with aromatic systems, the use of dianions derived from enamino carbonyl compounds, the stereoselective reduction of various classes of ketones, the development of new Lewis acid systems, and enantioselective organocatalysis.

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Università della CAlabria
Arcavacata di Rende
Italy

R.R. Ernst
Laboratorium fur Physikalische Chemie Zurich
Zurich
Switzerland

B.A.M. Figadère
Université de Paris-Sud
Chátenay-Malabry
France

H. Guo
China Agricultural University
Beijing
China

K.K. Hii
Imperial College London
London
UK

M. Kelman
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Rockville
Russian Federation

K. Kuca
University of Hradec Kralove
Hradec Kralove
Czech Republic

Z. Li
National University of Singapore
Kent Ridge
Singapore

J.W. Lown
University of Alberta
Alberta, AB
USA

G. Mloston
University of Lodz
Lodz
Poland

Y. Nishibayashi (Biography
Y. Nishibayashi

Yoshiaki Nishibayashi received his Ph.D. in 1995 from Kyoto University under the supervision of Professor Sakae Uemura. He became an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo in 1995 and moved to Kyoto University in 2000. In 2005, he became an associate professor at the University of Tokyo as PI. Since 2016, he has been a full professor at the University of Tokyo. He received the Chemical Society of Japan Award for Distinguished Young Chemists in 2001, the JSPS Prize in 2012, the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Honorable Award in 2012, and the SSOCJ Company Award for Novel Reaction & Method in 2015. His current research interests are focused on organic and organometallic chemistry.

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University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan

T. Okuda
Okayama University
Okayama
Japan

M. Pagliaro
Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati
Palermo
Italy

R. Preissner
University Medicine Berlin
Berlin
Germany

V.M. Rotello (Biography
V.M. Rotello

Vincent Rotello is the Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He joined UMass in 1993, and received the NSF CAREER, Cottrell Scholar and Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar awards, the Sloan Fellowship, and the Langmuir Lectureship, the RSC Bioorganic Lecturer, and is a Fellow of the AAAS and the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.) He is also the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry. His research program focuses on engineering the interface between hard and soft materials, with > 480 peer-reviewed publications to date.

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University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
USA

M. Sekine
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Yokohama
Japan

D. Sinou
Universite Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Villeurbanne
France

W. Stadlbauer
Karl-Franzens Universität Graz
Graz
Austria

K. Toshima
Keio University
Yokohama
Japan

W. Wang
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
USA

J. Xiao
University of Liverpool
Liverpool
UK

M. Banwell (Biography
M. Banwell

Martin Banwell was born in New Zealand in 1954 and attended the Victoria University of Wellington from which he received the PhD in 1979. After a post-doctoral year in the US he moved to the University of Adelaide, then to the Universities of Auckland and Melbourne before joining the Australian National University in 1995 where he has remained ever since. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and has received various awards from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, the most recent being the 2014 H. G. Smith Memorial Medal.

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The Australian National University
Canberra
Australia

F. Bracher (Biography
F. Bracher

Dr. Bracher obtained a doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (Germany) in 1986. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Wolfgang Oppolzer (Geneva, Suisse), then moved to the Universities of Marburg and Braunschweig, and was appointed Full Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Munich in 1987. He has published more than 200 scientific publications in the field of organic and medicinal chemistry, with a strong focus on natural products, heterocyclic compounds, and steroids.

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Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Munich
Germany

H. Butenschon
Universität Hannover
Hannover
Germany

T.H. Chan
McGill University
Montreal, QC
Canada

F. Couty (Biography
F. Couty

F. Couty is full Professor of organic chemistry at the University of Versailles (France). He obtained his PhD from the University Paris VI in 1991. He is currently the head of the “Institute Lavoisier de Versailles” a public laboratory administrated by the CNRS and the University of Versailles. He has published more than 130 scientific papers in the field of heterocyclic chemistry, synthesis and reactivity in organic chemistry.

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Université of Versailles St. Quentin en Yvelines
Versailles
France

M.V.N. De Souza
Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
Instituto de Tecnologia em Fármacos
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

G. Evano (Biography
G. Evano

Prof. Evano obtained his PhD from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2002. After a postdoctoral stay at Boston University, he was appointed at the CNRS (France) in 2004. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) where he is the head of the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry. His research interests are broadly defined around the areas of copper catalysis, natural product synthesis and the chemistry of heterosubtituted alkynes and highly reactive intermediates.

He has published more than 100 papers and 11 book chapters.

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Free University of Brussels
Brussels
Belgium

B. Gabriele (Biography
B. Gabriele

Prof. Gabriele received the PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Calabria (Italy). After a research position at the University of Parma (Italy) with Professor Gian Paolo Chiusoli, he joined Prof. Ronald Breslow’s group at Columbia University (New York, USA) as a post-doc fellow for one year. He them came back to the University of Calabria, where he was promoted to Full Professor in 2006. He is author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and 15 patents. His research interests include the development of novel catalytic methods for the production of high value added molecules under sustainable conditions and the development of novel synthetic processes for carbon oxide reutilization.

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University of Calabria
Cosenza
Italy

R.C. Gupta (Biography
R.C. Gupta

Dr. Ramesh Gupta is Dean SASRD, & Professor of chemistry at Nagaland University India. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemical Science, and Master of Science in organic chemistry from Lucknow University India, and Doctorate in Chemistry at Lucknow University, on Drug Development. Dr. Ramesh Gupta is a Medicinal & Bioorganic Chemist and has worked for several years as visiting professor/Scientist in various Medical schools; Louis pasture University France, University of Arizona USA, Osaka University & Nagoya University Japan, Kyung Hee University, Korea advance institute of science and technology (KAIST) Korea, Ben-Gurion University Israel, Linkoping University Sweden, University of Mons Belgium, University of Western Australia, Sydney ,University of Bergen ,Norway and some others. Prof Guptas’ research focuses on the Natural & Synthetic Drug Development, role of sulfur amino acids in health care, functional food, nutraceuticals and environmental Biotechnology & gender issues.

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Nagaland University
Nagaland
India

R.P. Hsung
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
USA

V.V. Kouznetsov (Biography
V.V. Kouznetsov

Vladimir V. Kouznetsov received his Ph.D. (1986) and D.Sc. (1994) degrees in Chemistry from Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow) under guidance of Prof. Nicolay S. Prostakov. He spent postdoctoral fellowship (1990–1992) with Prof. José M. Barluenga in the University of Oviedo (Spain). From 1994, he is Professor in the Industrial University of Santander (Bucaramanga, Colombia). He has published more than 240 peer-reviewed publications (h = 22, 2.260 citations) including 5 patents, 3 books, and 7 book chapters. In 2016, he became Regional Editor (Region: South America) of Current Organic Synthesis. He is also editorial board member of Current Organic Synthesis (2003) and Mini-Reviews in Organic Chemistry (2016). He was principal tutor of 40 graduated and 30 under graduated students, both in Russia and Colombia. He received various awards in Pharmacology, Oncology and Phyto-pharmaceutical science. In 2012, he received National Science Award, Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science. He is Corresponding Member of the Colombian Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences from 2014. His current research activities focus on heterocyclic diversity-oriented synthesis, green synthetic methodologies, interface between chemistry and biology.

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Universidad Industrial de Santander
Bucaramanga
Colombia

H. Lang (Biography
H. Lang

Heinrich Lang studied chemistry at University of Constance. Then he spent2 years as postdoctoral fellow (DFG) at M.I.T. He joined the Faculty at the University of Heidelberg in 1988; Habilitation in 1992. From 1992 - 1996 he was a Heisenberg fellow. Since 1996 he is full professor (Inorganic Chemistry) at TU Chemnitz. A call to TU Kaiserslautern in 2003 was not taken. Since 2008 Prof. Lang is Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, U.S.A. He is member of scientific and editorial advisory boards, and has published 700 Peer-reviewed papers and received honors and awards. Since 2012 he is vice-president of TU Chemnitz for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists. His research interests are in organometallic and metal-organic chemistry, including (nano)materials.

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Chemnitz Technical University
Chemnitz
Germany

H.-J. Liu
National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan
China

F.A. Luzzio
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
USA

T.F. Molinski
University of California
San Diego, CA
USA

C. Nájera (Biography
C. Nájera

Carmen Nájera was graduated from the University of Zaragoza in 1973, obtaining her doctorate in chemistry from the University of Oviedo in 1979. She spent postdoctoral stays at the ETH (Zurich), the Dyson Perrins Laboratory (Oxford), Harvard University, and Uppsala University. She became Associate Professor in 1985 at the University of Oviedo and Full Professor in 1993 at the University of Alicante. She is coauthor of 400 papers and book chapters and has supervised more than 40 PhD students. She has been awarded with the 2006 Organic Chemistry Prize from the Spanish Royal Chemical Society of Chemistry, the 2006 Rosalind Franklin International Lectureship from the English Royal Society, the SCF 2010 French-Spanish Prize from the Société Chimique de France and the IUPAC 2015 Distinguished Women in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering Award. In 2012 she was named full Member of the Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, and was appointed as Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. Co-founder and Manager Director of the spin-off Company MEDALCHEMY S. L. involved in customer synthesis and APIs.

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Universidad de Alicante
Alicante
Spain

T. Ollevier
Université Laval
Québec, QC
Canada

M. Panunzio
Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività
Bologna
Italy

P. Proksch
Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Germany

F.P.J.T. Rutjes
Radboud University Nijmegen
Nijmegen
The Netherlands

M. Shimizu
Mie University
Mie
Japan

D.W. Slocum
Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY
USA

T. Takahashi
CRC Hokkaido University
Sapporo
Japan

J.L. Vicario (Biography
J.L. Vicario

Jose L. Vicario graduated in Chemistry from the University of the Basque Country in 1997 and finished his undergraduate studies as Erasmus student under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Gerard van Koten at Utrecht University working in the field of organometallic chemistry. Afterwards, he received his PhD in 2000 in the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of Prof. Dr. M. Dolores Badía and Prof. Dr. Esther Domínguez working in the development of synthetic methodology using chiral auxiliaries. After postdoctoral studies in 2002 at the RWTH Aachen (Germany) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Dieter Enders, where he worked in the total synthesis of natural product (-)-callystatin A, he returned to the Department of Organic Chemistry II at the University of the Basque Country, where he is currently Associate Professor and has been recently proposed for a position as full professor. He started his career as independent researcher in 2006 and his current research interests deal with the design of new methodologies in asymmetric synthesis, especially asymmetric organocatalysis, and the stereocontrolled synthesis of pharmacologically active compounds. In 1998 and 2003 he received respectively the “Degree Award” and the “Doctorate Award” given by the University of the Basque Country and the “Lilly Lecture Award” in 2009, granted by the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry and Lilly.

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University of the Basque
Bilbao
Spain

M.E. Welker
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC
USA

G. Bartoli
University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

J.B. Bremner (Biography
J.B. Bremner

Emeritus Professor John Bremner holds a PhD in organic chemistry from the Australian National University, Canberra. He was formerly Professor of Organic Chemistry in the School of Chemistry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. His research interests cover heterocyclic and medicinal chemistry, including the design and development of new anti-bacterial agents. He has over 220 scientific publications, and is on the Editorial Board of a number of journals.

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University of Wollongong
Wollongong
Australia

L. Castedo
Universidad de Santiago
Santiago de Compostela
Spain

W.H. Chan (Biography
W.H. Chan

Dr. WH Chan received a first class honors degree in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1979, he completed a PhD degree in organic synthesis at University of Alberta, Canada. After one year postdoctoral study at UCLA, he accepted a faculty appointment in the Hong Kong Baptist University and promoted to full professor in 1998. He served as the Head of the Chemistry Department for three terms (i.e. 1998-2007). He has published for more than 200 research papers in the field of organic synthesis, electrochemistry and fluorescent chemosensors over his academic career. As of in 2016, he has a h-index of 31 and has received a total citations of 4000.

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Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
China

P.G. Cozzi
Università di Bologna
Bolonga
Italy

C.J. Easton
Australian National University
Canberra
Australia

V.F. Ferreira
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Rio de Janeiro
Brasil

A. Goti
University of Firenze
Florence
Italy

P. Helquist
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
USA

K. Ishihara (Biography
K. Ishihara

Kazuaki Ishihara is a Professor in Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan. He received his Doctorate of Engineering degree from Nagoya University in 1991 with Professor Hisashi Yamamoto. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University with Professor E. J. Corey, he moved back to Japan in 1992 and worked his way up from Assistant Professor (1992–1997) to Associate Professor (1997–2002) and now his current position (2002–) at Nagoya University. Professor Ishihara has received numerous awards and honors for his work. His most recent awards include: the SIS Award 2015 from the Society of Iodine Science (SIS), and the Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award 2016 from the Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan (SSOCJ). Professor Ishihara has served on numerous editorial advisory boards, including: “Letters in Organic Chemistry,” “European Journal of Organic Chemistry,” “Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry,” and “Topics in Current Chemistry.” His principle areas of research have evolved over time from the design of Diels-Alder catalysts to the design of superacids to design of recoverable and reusable catalysts to the design of supramolecular acid-base combined catalysts. His current research is in developing catalytic, organic reactions and processes directed toward green chemistry.

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Nagoya University
Nagoya
Japan

M. Krasavin
St. Petersburg State University
Peterhof
Russian Federation

E. Lete
Universidad del País Vasco
Bilbao
Spain

H.-W. Liu
University of Texas
Austin, TX
USA

M. Miyazawa
Kinki University
Osaka
Japan

P.E. Nielsen
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Denmark

G.A. O'doherty
West Virginia University
Gantown, WV
USA

R. Olsson
Lund University
Acadia
Sweden

C. Papamicael (Biography
C. Papamicael

Cyril Papamicaël obtained his Ph.D. under the guidance of Professor G. Dupas at the University of Rouen (France) in 1997 to synthesize and functionalize carbolines. He then spent two years working with Professor A. Gossauer at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). During the course of his research work, he was interested in the synthesis of metallo-porphyrin models for light-harvesting studies. Thereafter, he was engaged in a postdoctoral work for two years with Professor C.J. Schofield at the University of Oxford (United-Kingdom) to synthesize and study metallo-b-lactamase inhibitors. He was finally recruited on a permanent researcher position at INSA-university of Rouen He is both interested in the design of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and the chemistry devoted to medical imaging.

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Bâtiment IRCOF de Rouen
Mont-Saint-Aignan
France

P. Quagliotto
Università degli Studi di Torino
Torino
Italy

D. Savoia (Biography
D. Savoia

Diego Savoia was born in 1947 and received the degree in chemistry in 1971 at the University of Bologna. His academic career was entirely developed in the group of Prof. Achille Umani-Ronchi at the University of Bologna where he became Professor of Organic Chemistry in 2005. His research interests included the use of metal-graphites in organic synthesis, sulfone chemistry, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis. Particularly, in the last two decades he focussed the research to the organometallic chemistry of imines, directed to the diastereoselective synthesis of amines, including aziridines, 1,2-diamines, bridged aza- and diaza-bicyclic compounds and perazamacrocycles.

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University of Bologna
Bologna
Italy

A. Silva
University of Aveiro
Aveiro
Portugal

K. Soai (Biography
K. Soai

Dr. Kenso Soai obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in chemistry with Professor Teruaki Mukaiyama from University of Tokyo, Japan. He was a postdoctoral associate with Professor Ernest Eliel at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the faculty member of Department of Applied Chemistry, Tokyo University of Science. He has been a Professor since 1991. His research includes asymmetric autocatalysis, origin of homochirality, asymmetric catalysis. He has been awarded Chirality Medal, Chemical Society of Japan Award, Medal with Purple Ribbon, Synthetic Organic Chemistry Award, Science and Technology Prize by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

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Tokyo University of Science
Tokyo
Japan

V.K. Tiwari (Biography
V.K. Tiwari

Dr. Vinod K. Tiwari is associated with Banaras Hindu University since 2005 as Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry. He obtained his MSc from BHU (in 1998) and PhD from CDRI-JNU (in 2004) followed by postdoctoral research experience at University of Florida (with Prof. Alan R Katritzky, 2005), University of California-Davis (with Prof. Xi Chen, 2007) and Universitat Konstanz, Germany (with Prof. Richard R Schmidt, 2009). He was offered a Lecturership at Bundelkhand University (2004-2005) before being appointed in BHU, India (2005-continued) where he started his independent research career. His current research focus on Synthetic Carbohydrate Chemistry and Novel synthetic methodology. With more than 17 years of research and twelve years of teaching experience, Dr. Tiwari completed nine PhD thesis, five major projects and significantly contributed 121 peer reviewed publications (h-index: 27, citation: 2580) including 8 Patents and 12 invited Book chapters of high repute. He delivered numerous invited lectures (over 75) at different institutes in India and abroad and holds editorial board member of four international journals as well Joint Secretary, Association of Carbohydrate Chemist & Technologist of India (ACCTI). His research was recognized with many prestigious awards/honors and medals by different academic/scientific societies.

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Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi
India

P. Vogel
Universite de Lausanne 2
Lausanne
Switzerland

Z.J. Witczak
Wilkes University
Wilkes University, PA
USA


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Girish K. Gupta
India


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