Editorial Board ::: Current Organic Synthesis

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L.-N. He
Nankai University
P.R. China

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L.-N. He (Biography
L.-N. He

Dr. He obtained a doctorate in Chemistry from Nankai University. Currently Dr. He is a Professor of Chemistry at Nankai University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prof. He has authored over 190 scientific publications and held 21 patents. He edited 12 books and chapters (ACS book series, John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Elsevier,CRC Press Taylor @ Francis), delivered more than 60 invited lectures at international conferences. He is a Series Editor of “Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology”, editor-in chief of “Current Organic Synthesis” and on the editorial board of a dozen of international scientific journals.


Nankai University
P.R. China

Associate Editors:

H.M.L. Davies
State Univ. of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

A. Krief (Biography
A. Krief

Dr Alain Krief is Emeritus Professor of Organic at the University of Namur, adjunct Professor at the University of Karachi and Executive Director of the international Organization for Chemical Sciences in Development. Its main research interests involve the discovery of novel chemical reactions, understanding the mechanism of steroid biosynthesis, chemical knowledge management and chemical education. He has published around 300 papers in the related fields.


Lab. de Chimie Organique de Synthese

L.M. Harwood (Biography
L.M. Harwood

Laurence Harwood pursued his PhD studies at Manchester University under the direction of Prof. Hamish Sutherland, and gained his doctorate in 1978. After postdoctoral work at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris with Professor Marc Julia from 1978 to 1980. He returned to Manchester, becoming a member of the chemistry faculty and, in 1983, moved to a Tutorial Fellowship and Lectureship at Merton College and the Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Oxford University. In 1996, he moved to the Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Reading. He has supervised more than 60 doctoral co-workers and has published more than 150 scientific articles. He has been Synlett Regional Editor for Europe since 2001 and a member of Editorial Advisory Boards for ARKIVOK, Current Organic Synthesis, Targets in Heterocyclic Systems, Jordanian Journal of Chemistry and Cogent Chemistry. In 2010, he became Chief Scientific Officer of TechnoPep. Since 2015, he has taken on the additional role of Director of the University of Reading’s Chemical Analysis Facility. His research focuses on the development of new synthetic methods and their application to the synthesis of natural and unnatural products.


University of Reading

Z.J. Witczak
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, PA

G. Keglevich (Biography
G. Keglevich

György 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.


Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Regional Editors:

Region: Europe
M.B. Gawande (Biography
M.B. Gawande

Manoj B. Gawande received his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry in 2008 from the Department of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Technology, (Formerly UDCT) Matunga, Mumbai, India, under the supervision of Prof. R.V. Jayaram. Presently, he is working as a Senior Researcher and Head of nanocatalysis research group at Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials, Faculty of Science, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. He has published over 75 scientific publications, including reviews patents, papers, editorial and commentary articles. Dr. Gawande is a Guest editor of several leading journals including RSC Advances (RSC Publications), and Current Organic Chemistry (Bentham publications). He is Associate Editor for Current Catalysis and Regional Editor for Current Organic Synthesis (Bentham Publications). He is also Editorial board member of Scientific Research (Nature Publication).


Palacky University
Czech Republic
M. Miesch (Biography
M. Miesch

Dr. Miesch obtained his PhD from the Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg-France. After a post-doctoral year at UCLA (Los Angeles-USA) with Prof. D. J. Cram, he joined the CNRS in 1982 at the University Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg). In 1999 he became Director of Research at the CNRS. His current interests include the development of novel methodologies, steroids and neurosteroids chemistry as well as plant chemistry. He has published more than 110 scientific papers.


Université de Strasbourg
C. Jacob (Biography
C. Jacob

Dr. Jacob has studied chemistry at the University of Leicester (UK), philosophy at the University of Hagen in Germany, and holds a D.Phil. degree in Bioinorganic Chemistry from the University of Oxford (UK). After conducting postdoctoral research as Alexander von Humboldt fellow with Bert Vallee at Harvard Medical School he moved to the University of Exeter (UK) and, in 2005, to the University of Saarland in Germany, where he is currently Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry. Dr. Jacob is author of well over 120 publications and has edited several books and special issues in the field of biological redox chemistry. His prime interests include Reactive Sulfur Species (RSS), “intelligent” sensor/effector molecules and their respective interactions with the intracellular thiolstat, which he monitors with modern methods of intracellular diagnostics to elucidate the underlying modes of action. His research at the interface of chemistry and philosophy focusses on basic epistemological aspects of chemistry as a modern science.


University of Saarland
Saarbruecken, SL
P. Vogel
Inst. of Molecular & Biological Chemistry
D.W. Knight (Biography
D.W. Knight

David Knight obtained his PhD from Nottingham University and was appointed lecturer at University College, Cardiff in 1977, moving to Nottingham University in 1979 and finally to Cardiff University as Professor of Synthetic Organic Chemistry in 1995. His research interests are the development of new synthetic methods, their applications to natural product synthesis and the development of novel catalysts. He has published 340 papers, is a Fellow of the RSC, was awarded an RSC Tilden Lectureship in 2005, the RSC Pharmaceuticals prize in 2006 and elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2014.


Cardiff University
Region: North America
R.J. Linhardt (Biography
R.J. Linhardt

Prof. Robert J. Linhardt received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University in 1979 and did postdoctoral studies at MIT. He is the Anne and John Broadbent, Jr. '59 Senior Constellation Chair in Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research focuses on glycoscience and is an expert on glycosaminoglycans. He has received multiple honors, including the ACS Isbell, Hudson and Wolfrom Awards, the Volwiler Research Achievement Award and the Scientific American 10. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, holds over 50 patents and has authored over 750 research articles.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Region: Asia
J.X. Xu
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
P.R. China
Y. Yamamoto
Tohoku University

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P.R. Duchowicz
Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas INIFTA
La Plata National University

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E.R. Biehl
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

M. J. F. Calvete (Biography
M. J. F. Calvete

Dr. Mário J. F. Calvete received his doctorate (PhD) in Natural Sciences–Organic Chemistry in 2004, from Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, with Prof. Dr..H.C. Michael Hanack. In 2010 he was appointed as Auxiliary Researcher at University of Coimbra. He is also Invited Auxiliary Professor and his current research interests are tetrapyrrolic macrocycle design and other heterocyclic ligands and their uses in homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis and theranostics. Until 2016, he had published ca. 60 peer-reviewed papers in international journals, one book and and 5 book chapters.


University of Coimbra

S. Chassaing (Biography
S. Chassaing

Dr. Stefan Chassaing obtained his Ph.D. in 2006 in Chemistry from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (France). After two postdoctoral stays, he was recruited in 2008 as Associate Professor at University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France). Since 2013, he has been group leader at ITAV in Toulouse, an interdisciplinary institute devoted to developing research programs in life sciences. His research interests focus on the design/development of chemical tools i) for organic synthesis (methodologies, supported catalysis, green chemistry), and ii) for diagnosis and therapeutics (fluorescence/luminescence, drug-delivery, nanomedicine). So far, he has co-authored around 50 research papers and 6 book chapters.


Université de Toulouse

A. Cordova (Biography
A. Cordova

Prof. Armando Córdova is a chemist from Stockholm in Sweden who performs research at Mid Sweden University and the Arrhenius Laboratory at Stockholm University. He obtained his M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering in 1995 and Ph.D. in 1998 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. He then took an appointment at the Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (STFI). In 1999 he took a two-year leave for postdoctoral research at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, U.S.A. He continued research at TSRI for two more years and in 2003 he started a research group at Stockholm University. In 2004, he became associate Professor and in 2009 he was selected for a Professor chair in Organic Chemistry. He has also received awards for his research and entrepreneurial activities including the Tage Erlander Prize given by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences (2006), the King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50-year foundation award (2007) and a SKAPA award (in memory of Alfred Nobel, 2009). Prof. Córdova is also co-founder of the chemical company OrganoClick AB, which made an IPO at NASDAQ in 2015 and have large-scale production and sales throughout the world.


Stockholm University

W. Dehaen
University of Leuven

X. M. Feng
Sichuan University
P.R. China

C.L. Gibson
University of Strathclyde

R. Hua (Biography
R. Hua

Dr. Ruimao Hua received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering in 1996 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan). He is now a professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University. Dr. Hua's research interests are on the development of organic synthetic methodology, and the synthesis & applications of organic materials for displays (liquid crystal display & OLED display). He was authored and co-authored over 100 publications with h-factor of 31, and authorized over 120 patents with another 55 patents pending.


Tsinghua University
P.R. China

R.F.W. Jackson
University of Sheffield

G.H. Kirsch (Biography
G.H. Kirsch

Gilbert Kirsch (born 1947) has been trained as an organic chemist at the Universities of Strasbourg and Metz. He started his academic carrier in 1973 at the University of Metz (now University of Lorraine) where he holds currently a position of Emeritus Professor of Organic Chemistry. He had a post-doc at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (TN) in the Nuclear Medicine Group and was also invited scientist at Kodak (Rochester, NY) at the University of Minho (Portugal) and Emory University (Atlanta, GA). His interest lies in heterocyclic chemistry in general. He published over 200 papers, chapters in Patai’s Functionnal group series, in Houben-Weyl, in Wiley's Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds and in Springer’s Selenium and Tellurium Chemistry.


Universite de Lorrain

K.K. Laali (Biography
K.K. Laali

Kenneth Laali did his PhD work at the University of Manchester (R. N. Haszeldine and B. L. Booth). A Postdoctoral stint at King’s College London (V. Gold) was followed by research appointments in Strasbourg (J. Sommer), Amsterdam (H. Cerfontain), and at ETH-Zurich (H. Zollinger). In 1982 he joined G. A. Olah’s group at USC, and in 1985 began his independent career at Kent State University where he went through the ranks and became Full Professor in 1996. In 2009 he moved to University of North Florida as Professor/Founding Chair of a New Chemistry Department, and in 2013 he was named UNF’s 4th Presidential Professor. He has authored/coauthored 210 peer-reviewed publications and four books.


University of North Florida

A.W.M. Lee (Biography
A.W.M. Lee

Professor Lee obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He did postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institution of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Barry Sharpless. Prof. Lee joined Baptist University in 1982 and advanced through the years to Chair Professorship. He was Head of Department of Chemistry for 10 years. His research interests are organic synthesis, analytical science and science education. Prof. Lee is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Hong Kong Baptist University
Hong Kong
P.R. China

J. Li (Biography
J. Li

Dr. Chao-Jun Li is E. B. Eddy Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green Chemistry and. He served as the Director of NSERC CREATE for Green Chemistry and the Co-Director of the FRQNT Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (CCVC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Chemical Society (ACS) and Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). He has published ca 400 research articles, 6 books, given ca 400 plenary/keynote/invited lectures.


National University of Singapore

R. Luque (Biography
R. Luque

Rafael Luque is Deputy Head of Department from Dpt. Quimica Organica at Universidad de Cordoba, where he graduated in 2005. Prof. Luque has a significant experience on biomass and waste valorisation practises to materials, fuels and chemicals as well as nanoscale chemistry and green engineering, with over 270 published research articles, 3 patent applications and 8 edited books as well as numerous contributions to book chapters and invited, guest, keynote and plenary lectures in scientific events worldwide. Among recent awards, Rafael received the Marie Curie Prize from Instituto Andaluz de Quimica Fina in Spain (2011), the Green Talents award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (2011), the TR35 Spain from Technology Review and MIT as one of the top 10 young entrepreneurs in Spain (2012) and very recently the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Early Career Award (2013) from the Royal Society of Chemistry UK and the 2015 Lu Jiaxi lectureship from the College of Chemistry and Engineering in Xiamen University (China).


Universidad de Cordoba

S.V. Malhotra
National Cancer Institute-Frederick
Frederick, MD

T. Mino (Biography
T. Mino

Dr. Mino obtained a doctorate (Ph. D.) in Chemistry from Doshisha University at Kyoto, Japan. Currently Dr. Mino is an Associate Professor in Chiba University at Chiba, Japan. His research interests focus on methodologies in catalytic asymmetric reactions and transition metal catalyzed reactions. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.


Chiba University

E. Monflier (Biography
E. Monflier

Eric Monflier received his Ph.D. degree in 1992 in the field of organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis. In 1992, he became Associate Professor at the University of Artois where he set up an independent research group working on aqueous phase organometallic catalysis. In 1995, he received his Habilitation and was promoted Professor in 1996. Eric Monflier's research is mainly focused on catalytic processes in non-conventional media (water, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, supercritical CO2) and on carbonylation reactions. He played a key role in the development of eco-friendly cyclodextrin based catalytic processes.


Artois University

P.E. Nielsen (Biography
P.E. Nielsen

Peter E. Nielsen is full professor at University of Copenhagen, Denmark since 1995. He is one of the inventors of peptide nucleic acid (PNA) (1991), and has further studied and developed this DNA mimic during the last 25 years in relation to chemistry, origin of life, molecular biology and drug discovery. He is the co-author of more than 400 scientific papers, reviews and books. He is a member of EMBO and the Danish Academy of Technical Sciences, and he has received several national and international scientific prizes including the Novo Nordic Foundation and the Lundbeck prizes.


University of Copenhagen

J.R. Pedro
Valencia University

S.G. Pyne (Biography
S.G. Pyne

Prof. Stephen Pyne received his BSc (Hons) at Adelaide University (top first class) and his PhD in 1979 from the Australian National University. After postdoctoral research fellowships at Purdue University (with P. Fuchs) and Harvard (with E.J. Corey) he was appointed as a lecturer at the University of Wollongong in 1985. In 1998 he was appointed to Professor. He won the A.J. Birch Medal for excellence in Organic Chemistry Research, from the Organic Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute in 2012 and the Archibald Ollé Prize for Chemical Literature in 2015. He has published more than 290 journal publications in the areas of natural product synthesis, asymmetric synthesis, natural products, fullerene and medicinal chemistry.


University of Wollongong

T. Rosenau (Biography
T. Rosenau

Dr. Thomas Rosenau received his doctorate from Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA, and his habilitation in organic chemistry from BOKU University Vienna, Austria. He is currently professor at BOKU University, holding the Chair of Wood, Pulp and Fiber Chemistry and heading the Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources. He is also adjunct professor of fiber science at Shinshu University, Japan and adjunct professor at the Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Center at Abo Akademi Turku, Finland. Dr. Rosenau has published more than 310 scientific articles, several book chapters, and 14 patents.


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU University)

K. Soai
Tokyo University of Science

W. Tam (Biography
W. Tam

Professor William Tam received his B.Sc. at the University of Hong Kong in 1990 and his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1995. He was an NSERC postdoctoral fellow at the Imperial College (UK) and at Harvard University (USA). He joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) in 1998 and is currently a Full Professor. Professor Tam has received several awards in research and teaching, and has published four books and over 120 scientific publications.


University of Guelph, Guelph

R.R. Torres (Biography
R.R. Torres

Ramon Rios was born in 1974 in Barcelona. In 1996 he got his Bachelor Degree from University of Barcelona. In 2000 he obtained his PhD degree under the supervisión of Prof. Albert Moyano working in the study of the Pauson Khand reaction with electron deficient enynes. After several postdoc and research stages with Prof. Greg C. Fu (MIT, BOSTON, 1999), Prof. Patrick Walsh (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2001), Prof. Benjamin List (Max Plank, Muelheim an der Ruhr, 2004-2006), Prof. Armando Córdova (University of Stockholm, Stockholm, 2006-2007) and Prof. Jose Mª Alvarez-Pez (University of Granada, Granada, 2007); and an industrial experience (J.C. Uriach S. A., Barcelona, 2002-2004). He was awarded with an ICREA Junior Academia in 2008. He began his independent career as a ICREA Researcher in 2008 in University of Barcelona. In august 2012 he became Reader in Organic Chemistry in the University of Southampton. He have been visiting Professor in Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan) and Sungkyunkwan (SKKU) University (South Korea). He is author more than 115 papers, 13 chapters in chemical books, and 1 patent. He has edited a book about the Pauson-Khand reaction, and one about organocatalysis. In total he has more than 4600 citations and Idh = 41. He was also editor of Asymmetric Organocatalysis (Ed. Versitas).

His research interests are the development of new asymmetric methodologies based in Organocatalysis and/or Organometallic Chemistry.


University of Southampton
United Kingdom

J. Xiao
University of Liverpool

J.Y. Yuan (Biography
J.Y. Yuan

Dr. Jinying Yuan received her B.Sc from the Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1987, and received her Ph.D. in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, USTC in 2000. After two years postdoctoral research at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, she joined the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University in 2002, where she became a full professor in 2011. Her research interests are focused on methodology of polymer synthesis, organic synthesis, and stimuli-responsive materials. She has published more than 120 scientific publications.


Tsinghua University
P.R. China

H.J. Zhu
Hebei University
P.R. China

G.M. Bonora (Biography
G.M. Bonora

Prof. Bonora obtained a degree in Chemistry in 1969 from the University of Padova (Italy). He was first Associate Professor in the University of Padova (Italy) and then Full Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Universities of Cagliari (Italy) and Trieste (Italy), where actually he is Visiting Professor after his retirement in 2011. He has published more than 280 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 8 issued patents He is member of Editorial Board of Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, Open Natural Products Journal and Open Natural Products Reviews


University of Trieste

D.L. Carroll
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC

J. Chattopadhyaya
Uppsala University

S. Cosnier (Biography
S. Cosnier

Dr. Serge Cosnier is Research Director at CNRS and head of the Department of Molecular Chemistry at the Grenoble Alpes University (France). He received his doctoral degree in Chemistry from the Toulouse University (1982). Cosnier’s activity is focused on electrochemical biosensors, biofuel cells, electrogenerated polymers, molecular electrochemistry and carbon nanotubes. Dr Cosnier has authored over 325 publications (h-index 54), 2 books and holds 13 patents. In 2009, he received the Katsumi Niki Prize of the International Society of Electrochemistry and was appointed as Fellow of this Society in 2010. In 2013, Dr Cosnier becomes a member of the Academia Europaea.


University of Grenoble

K. Ding (Biography
K. Ding

Dr. Kuiling Ding received his Ph.D. in 1990 at Nanjing University. He became an assistant professor at Zhengzhou University in 1992 and a full professor at the same university in 1995. During 1993-1994, he was engaged in a postdoctoral research with Professor Teruo Matsuura at Ryukoku University in Japan. In the period of 1997-1998, he was a UNESCO research fellow with Professor Koichi Mikami at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan. He joined Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, in Dec of 1998 as a professor of chemistry and has been the director of the institute since 2009. He was a visiting professor during the period of 08-11, 2003 at Nagoya University, Japan, with Professor Masato Kitamura. His research interests include development of new strategies and catalysts for homogeneous & heterogeneous catalysis. Dr. Ding received National Natural Science Award of China in 2009, the 1st Yoshida Prize of International Organic Chemistry Foundation (IOCF) Japan in 2015, and Humboldt Research Award in 2016. He was elected a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013.


Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
P.R. China

R. Franzén (Biography
R. Franzén

Professor Robert Franzéns teaching and research activity at Tampere University of Technology has mainly been focused on industrial organic chemistry and use of catalysts in different chemical processes. His research interests ranges across the synthesis of drug molecules and biological active natural products to the discovery and development of new synthetic methods, with particular interest in organometallic chemistry. He has authored 60 scientific papers.


Tampere University of Technology

Z. Guo
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

P.Q. Huang (Biography
P.Q. Huang

Dr. Huang obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from the University of Paris-Sud, France. Currently Dr. Huang is a Professor in the Xiamen University, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. He has published more than 200 scientific publications and is a named inventor of 15 issued Chinese patents. Dr. Huang is currently an Editorial Advisory Board Member of this journal (Current Organic Synthesis, COS), published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Xiamen University
P.R. China

M. Kassiou
University of Sydney

H.-J. Knölker (Biography
H.-J. Knölker

Editorial Board Member: Hans-Joachim Knölker Prof. Dr. Knölker received his Ph.D. at the University of Hannover (1985). After postdoctoral studies at the University of California in Berkeley (1986), he did his habilitation at the University of Hannover (1990). He was appointed as full professor of organic chemistry first at the University of Karlsruhe (1991) and then moved to the Technische Universität Dresden (2001). He was a visiting scientist in India as fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (2000) and twice in Japan as fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, JSPS (1998, University of Tsukuba and 2007, Kyushu University). In 2006, Prof. Knölker was elected as an Ordinary Member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences and became a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Since 2011, he is the editor-in-chief of the series “The Alkaloids” (Academic Press, London). His research areas include the development of novel synthetic methodologies, organometallic chemistry, natural product synthesis, biomolecular chemistry, and medicinal chemistry. Professor Knölker’s group has published more than 280 scientific articles, reviews and patents.


Dresden University of Technology

M. Lakshman (Biography
M. Lakshman

Professor Lakshman obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma and then completed postdoctoral work at the US National Institutes of Health. After serving a short stint in industry, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Dakota and then moved to The City College of The City University of New York. He is currently Professor of Chemistry and he was Executive Officer for The City University of New York Ph.D. Program in Chemistry (2008–2011) with the responsibility of managing the multicampus Ph.D. program consortium.


The City College and The City University of New York
New York

S.V. Ley (Biography
S.V. Ley

Professor Steven Ley has been a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge since 1992. He obtained his PhD from Loughborough University with Professor Harry Heaney and carried out postdoctoral research with Professor Leo Paquette (Ohio State) and then with Professor Sir Derek Barton (Imperial College). He was appointed as a lecturer at Imperial College in 1975, promoted to Professor in 1983, and then to Head of Department in 1989. In 1990 he was elected to the Royal Society (London) and was President of The Royal Society of Chemistry 2000–2002. He has published over 800 papers and has gained 50 major awards.


University of Cambridge

Y.-M. Li (Biography
Y.-M. Li

Dr. Li obtained his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology from University of Science and Technology of China in 2012. Then, he conducted postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Prof. Lei Liu at Tsinghua University. Currently, Dr. Li is an Associate Professor in Hefei University of Technology. He is interested in the chemical synthesis of post translational modified proteins and has published more than 40 scientific publications.


Hefei University of Technology
P.R. China

D.G. Lynn
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

J.C. Menéndez (Biography
J.C. Menéndez

José Carlos Menéndez holds a doctorate in Pharmacy from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and carried out postdoctoral research at Imperial College, London under the supervisión of Prof. Steven V. Ley. He is Profesor Titular at the Organic and Medicinal Chemistry Department at UCM, and has been a Visiting Professor at the Aix-Marseille and Bologna Universities. His research in synthetic medicinal chemistry has been documented in about 250 research articles, reviews and chapters and 12 patents.


Universidad Complutense

Y. Mizushina
Kobe-Gakuin University

J.A. Murphy
University of Strathclyde

S. Niwayama
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

D. Poirier (Biography
D. Poirier

Dr. Donald Poirier received his basic training in organic chemistry (PhD at Université Laval) and subsequently specialized in medicinal chemistry and endocrinology (Post-doctorat at CHUL - Research Center). Professor at Université Laval since 1991, he is interested in the development of inhibitors of steroidogenic enzymes and antitumor agents for the treatment of different diseases (breast, prostate and leukemia cancers, endometriosis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer). He is especially interested in different aspects of organic chemistry (synthesis, solid-phase synthesis, new methodologies, NMR analysis, etc.) and medicinal chemistry (SAR and QSAR analysis, molecular modeling, biological assays, etc.) related to steroid research. He has published 204 scientific publications and 9 patent applications.


CHUQ (CHUL) – Research Center and Laval University
Quebec City, Qc

S. Quideau (Biography
S. Quideau

Dr. Stéphane Quideau obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1994. He started his independent career at Texas Tech University. In 1999, he moved back to France at the University of Bordeaux. He was nominated junior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) in 2004, and promoted Full Professor in 2005. He received the Acros Prize from the French Chemical Society, the Henri Labbé Prize from the French Academy of Sciences, and the Scientific Prize of the Groupe Polyphénols Society. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Recent Advances in Polyphenol Research (Wiley) and has published more than 120 scientific articles.


University of Bordeaux, European Institute of Chemistry and Biology

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.


University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

A.C. Spivey (Biography
A.C. Spivey

Alan Spivey has been professor of synthetic chemistry at Imperial College London since 2008. Previously, he was a lecturer then reader in the Department of Chemistry, University of Sheffield. His research encompasses the development of new reactions, synthesis of complex molecules of biomedical interest, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry including interests in PET tracers for cancer diagnosis and monitoring. omputer aided drug design (CAD), solid phase synthesis and imaging chemistry.


Imperial College

J. Tomé
University of Aveiro

A. Wada
Kobe Pharmaceutical University

L. Xu (Biography
L. Xu

Lin Xu received his PhD degree in Chemistry from the East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST, Shanghai) in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Xuhong Qian. Subsequently, he joined the East China Normal University (ECNU, Shanghai) as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2014. Since 2015, he started his postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge. His research interests focus mainly on the fluorescent sensing and supramolecular self-assembly.


East China Normal University

G. Zhao (Biography
G. Zhao

Dr. Zhao is a professor of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences., and head of Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry of Natural Substances, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has about 28 years of experience in the research on the organic chemistry. Dr. Zhao received a Ph. D. in organic Chemistry from SIOC. Dr. Zhao has authored more than 140 manuscripts, 9 patents, and co-editor “Green Organic Catalysis”. His research has been focused on organic catalysis, synthesis of natural products, green chemistry, as well as organoflurine chemistry.


Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
P.R. China

T.R. Burke (Biography
T.R. Burke

Terrence Burke received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Washington (Seattle) and has spent most of his professional career within the Intramural Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is currently a Senior Investigator in the Chemical Biology Laboratory (National Cancer Institute). He has published more than 300 scientific publications and is a co-inventor on 20 issued U.S. patents.


National Cancer Institute
Frederick, MD

E.A. Castro
Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Buenos Aires

J.M. Cook (Biography
J.M. Cook

Dr. James Cook is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he has been since 1973. He received a BS in Chemistry with Honors from West Virginia University in 1967. He worked with Professor Phillip LeQuesne at The University of Michigan from 1968-1971 and received his PhD in Organic Chemistry. During doctoral studies he worked on Alkaloidal N-oxides in Hallucinogenic Drugs and on Alkaloids of Alstonia muelleriana Domin. He joined Professor James P. Kutney’s group at The University of British Columbia as a postdoctoral fellow in 1972. In 1973 he joined The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to The University Distinguished Professor in 2002. He has published over 420 papers and has received The UW-System Innovator Award, as well as The UW-Milwaukee Innovator Award and a JSPS fellowship. He currently holds grants from NIMH, NINDS, GM, NIAG, NIHBL and NIAAA for drug design.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

B. Das
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology

L. R. Domingo (Biography
L. R. Domingo

Luis R. Domingo obtained his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1987. In 2010 he obtained his current position of Full Professor at the Department of Organic Chemistry of University of Valencia. His research interest is the study of organic chemical reactivity using quantum chemical procedures based on the analysis of the electron density. He has published more than 250 articles. He has developed several reactivity indices within the Conceptual Density Functional Theory (CDFT) and he proposes a new reactivity theory named Molecular Electron Density Theory (MEDT) revealing that established theories based on molecular orbital analyses are entirely outdated.


Universidad de Valencia

F. Fulop
University of Szeged

P. Helquist
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame

P.F. Hudrlik
Howard University
Washington, DC

U. Kazmaier (Biography
U. Kazmaier

Uli Kazmaier studied chemistry at the University of Stuttgart where he obtained his PhD working with U. Schmidt. Afterwards he joined the research groups of M. T. Reetz (Marburg) and B. M. Trost (Stanford) as a postdoc. In 1992, he moved to Heidelberg starting his own scientific work at the Institute of Organic Chemistry. In 2000 he received a Novartis Chemistry Lectureship and in 2001 an offer of a full professorship at Saarland University. His current research interest is focused on new organometallic reagents and reactions especially for amino acid and peptide synthesis, and their application to natural product synthesis. He has published more than 200 scientific publications.


Saarland University

V.V. Kouznetsov
Universidad Industrial de Santander

J. Lebreton
University of Nantes

C.-J. Li
McGill University
Montreal, QC

E.C. Long
Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
Indianapolis, IN

H. Lönnberg (Biography
H. Lönnberg

Prof Harri Lönnberg is the emeritus professor of organic chemistry of Turku University, Finland. He graduated in 1976 from the same university, having done postgraduate research on the kinetics and mechanisms of the hydrolysis of O-glycosidic bond under the supervision of Professor Alpo Kankaanperä. From 1976 to 1992 he held various research posts of the Academy of Finland and in 1992 he then became appointed as the professor of organic chemistry at the University of Turku. His current research interests include studies on the recognition and cleavage of RNA, targeting of therapeutic oligonucleotides by covalent conjugation, pro-drug strategies for nucleotide drugs, and novel paradigms for large scale synthesis of oligonucleotides. His previous studies have dealt with kinetics and mechanisms of the hydrolytic reactions of glycosides, nucleosides, nucleotides and oligonucleotides, solid-supported synthesis of various bioconjugates, fluorescence-based hybridization diagnostics and DNA–base modifications. He has published more than 300 scientific papers.


University of Turku

J.Y. Merour
Universite d'Orleans

M.G. Moloney
University of Oxford

C. Nativi (Biography
C. Nativi

Prof. Cristina Nativi is full professor of organic chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Univesity of Florence (Italy) and leader of the GlycoMim reaserch group. Prof. Nativi is member of the scientific committee of the start-up Giotto Biotech and of the Leonardo da Vinci (LdV) BioBank. She is chair of the Italian Meeting School on Carbohydrate Chemistry. Prof. Nativi has authored more than 120 manuscripts, 5 patents and 5 book chapters on saccharidic immunostimulants and anti-pathogens, on sugar-containing metallo-enzyme inhibitors and synthetic receptors for carbohydrates.


University of Florence

A. Padwa (Biography
A. Padwa

Albert Padwa was born in New York City. He received both his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University. Following an NSF postdoctoral position at the University of Wisconsin, he was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the Ohio State Univerasity. He moved to SUNY Buffalo as Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 1969. Since 1979, he was appointed the William Patterson Timmie Professor of Chemistry at Emory University. Al’s research interests have encompassed heterocyclic chemistry, alkaloid synthesis, tandem organometallic chemistry, and organic photochemistry. Among other awards, he has been the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a John S. Guggenheim Fellowship, an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, a Senior Award in Heterocyclic Chemistry from the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemists and an ACS Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. He served as the Chairman of the Organic Division of the ACS and as President of the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry. He is currently one of the Associate Editors of the Journal of Organic Chemistry.


Emory University

F. Popowycz (Biography
F. Popowycz

Prof. Florence Popowycz got her PhD with Prof. Pierre Vogel in 2003 from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) after working on mannosidase inhibitors. After a 1-year post-doctoral stay in Geneva, she moved to Lyon where she holds now a full professor position at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). Her main interests are devoted to the development of new synthetic methodologies and its applications to heterocyclic scaffolds. Dr. Popowycz has authored more than 45 manuscripts and 6 patents.


INSA Lyon, Laboratoire de Chimie Organique et Bioorganique

I. Robina
University of Seville

G. Sello (Biography
G. Sello

Dr. Guido Sello was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University, Technische Universitaet of Munchen and Università degli Studi di Milano; since 1986 he is a researcher at the Università degli Studi di Milano. His main scientific interests are: Computer Chemistry: Computer Assisted Organic Synthesis Planning; Reactivity Prediction; Similarity applications. Biotechnology: Enginereed microorganism bioconversion. He is the author of more than 120 publications on international journals. He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of various journals published by Bentham Science Publishers.


Universita' degli Studi di Milano

H.A. Stefani
University of São Paulo
São Paulo - SP

B. Torok (Biography
B. Torok

Bela Torok (PhD, University of Szeged, 1995) completed his postdoctoral training (with George Olah) at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles He has held faculty appointments at Michigan Technological University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he is currently a Professor of Chemistry. He was a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (with Richard Schrock) in 2011/12. His awards include the Young Scientist Award by the International Association of Catalysis Societies or the M.J. Collins Award. He has published over 170 papers and several book chapters and two books. His main research focus is on the design of new green chemistry processes for the synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals.


University of Massachusetts Boston
Boston, MA

W. Wang
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

L.D.S. Yadav
University of Allahabad

V.V. Zhdankin (Biography
V.V. Zhdankin

Dr. Zhdankin obtained his Ph.D. and Doctor of Chemical Sciences degrees from Moscow State University in Russia. He worked for several years in University of Utah as a senior research associate. Currently he is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Zhdankin has published more than 300 scientific papers and 5 books. He is an Associate Editor of Resource-Efficient Technologies (Elsevier), Scientific Editor of Arkivoc, and a member of editorial boards of four chemical journals.


University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN


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