Lecture Program

Lectures in winter term 2019/20:

December, 11, 2019
11:00 am
”New advances on the medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of antimalarials”
Dr. Diogo Rodrigo Moreira – Instituto Gonçalo Moniz, Brazil

Guest lecture in Room SR 05.038, Chemikum, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Straße 10, 91058 Erlangen

November, 18, 2019
4:15 pm
”Olefin metathesis of electron-deficient olefins
Dr. Alexey V. Nizovtsev – Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Moscow State University

Guest lecture in Lecturehall C4, Chemikum, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Straße 10, 91058 Erlangen

October, 23, 2019
5:15 pm
”Selective Targeting of Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases
Prof. Dr. Venkatesh Chelvam – Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

Guest lecture in Lecturehall C1, Chemikum, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Straße 10, 91058 Erlangen

October, 21, 2019
5:15 pm
”Crystalline Molecular Gears
Prof. Dr. Miguel Garcia-Garibay – University of California, Los Angeles

Guest lecture in Lecturehall C3, Chemikum, Nikolaus-Fiebiger-Straße 10, 91058 Erlangen


Previous lectures

Lectures in previous terms 2009 – 2019:

Date Lecturer Topic
26.09.2019 Prof. Evgeny Kataev – TU Chemnitz/FAU ”Functional macrocycles: from supramolecular recognition to molecular devices”
08.08.2019 Prof. Dr. J. D. Tovar – John Hopkins University, Baltimore / USA ”Repurposing aromaticity for organic electronics: making, breaking and stacking pi-circuits”
01.08.2019 Prof. Dr. Wesley Chalifoux – University of Nevada, Reno / USA ”Alkyne annulations for a facile synthesis of soluble polycyclic aromatics and graphene nanoribbons“
29.07.2019 Prof. Ognjen Miljanic – University of Houston / USA ”Reversibility: From Messy Mixtures to Ordered Materials“
24.07.2019 Prof. H. P. Sampath Kumar ”Harnessing innate immunity for the development of novel Th1 vaccine adjuvants“
18.07.2019 Prof. Mark Lautens – University of Toronto, Canada ”Improving Efficiency in Synthesis via Catalysis and Multicatalysis
02.07.2019 Prof. Dr. Xinliang Feng – Technische Universität Dresden ”Precise Synthesis of Graphene Nanostructures: Bridging Synthetic Chemistry to Nanoelectronics
07.06.2019 Prof. Dr. Felix Fischer – University of California, Berkeley / USA “There is plenty of room at the Bottom … just no room for error”
31.05.2019 Prof. Dr. Jonathan Sessler – University of Texas, Austin / USA “Calixpyrroles, Ion Recognition and Soft Materials”
28.05.2019 Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges – Universität Kiel “Molecular Spin Switching”
20.05.2019 Prof. Dr. Qian Miao – Chinese University of Hongkong, China “From Curved Polycyclic Aromtics To Carbon-Rich Materials”
25.04.2019 Prof. Igor Alabugin – Florida State University, USA “From Alkyne Origami to Electron Upconversion: New Approaches to Polyaromatic Targets”

Date Lecturer Topic
22.11.2018 Prof. Thomas Taylor – Tianjin University, China “Like charges repel, but what if it’s all balls?”
09.11.2018 Prof. Tomás Torres – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, ES Phthalocyanines as components in molecular photovoltaics and artificial photosynthetic System
25.01.2018 Prof. Nicolas Winssinger – Université de Genéve, CH “PNA-programmed Self Assemblies in Chemical Biology”
18.01.2018 Prof. Dr. Angela Casini – Cardiff University, UK “A golden future in bioinorganic chemistry:
the promise of bioactive gold complexes as probes and therapeutic agents”
20.09.2017 Prof. Peter J. Stang – The University of Utah, Salt Lake City/USA SFB 953-Lecture (Seminar of “Synthetic Carbon Allotropes”):
“Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination” 
30.05.2017 Prof. Dr. Timofei S. Zatsepin – Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia GSMS/ICMM-Lecture:
“Targeted RNA delivery in vivo” 

Date Lecturer Topic
15.12.2016 Rainer Schobert – Fachgruppe Chemie, Universität Bayreuth “Metal complexes of bioactive natural products: syntheses, targets, effects”
02.12.2016 Prof. Dr. Takahiko Akiyama – Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Gakushuin University, Japan “Recent Progress in the Chiral Phosphoric,Acid Catalysis”
25.10.2016 Prof. Dr. Jean Pinson – ITODYS, Universitè Paris Diderot, Frankreich “Radicals and Surfaces”
25.10.2016 Prof. Dr. Günther Knör – Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Österreich “Photochemical Enzyme Models in Biomimetic Chemistry”
10.10.2016 Prof. Roald Hoffmann – Nobelprize Winner in Chemmistry 1981 “All the Ways to have a Bond”
21.06.2016 Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Ernst – Universität Zürich, Schweiz “Stereochemistry in Flatland: Molecular recognition among nonplanar aromates at surfaces”
07.06.2016 Dr. Carlos Romero Nieto – Institut für Organische Chemie, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg “Phosphaphenalenes: a new generation of multifunctional organophosphorus materials”
24.05.2016 Alexander Martyn, M.Sc. – University of Wollongong, Australia “Medicinal Chemistry Studies Towards Anticancer Drugs Acting via Novel Mechanisms”
26.04.2016 Prof. Shih-Yuan Liu – Merkert Chemistry Center, Boston College, USA “Structural Diversity through BN/CC Isosterism: Recent Progress in Biomedical Research and Catalysis”
19.04.2016 Prof. Dr. Sara Eisler – University of New Brunswick, Canada “Synthesis, Cyclizations, and Switches: Controlling Regiochemistry, and Molecular Motion, in π-Extended Heterocycles”
12.04.2016 Dr. Tuan Anh Pham – Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands “On-surface Ullmann coupling: Towards the role of metal surfaces and functional endgroups on the structural formation”
 22.03.2016  Prof. Dr. Masahiro Terada – Tohoku University, Japan  “Enantioselective Catalysis by Chiral Brønsted Acids and Base”
 23.02.2016  Prof. Dr. Yuming Zhao – Department of Chemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada  “Enantioselective Catalysis by Chiral Brønsted Acids and Base”
 26.01.2016  Prof. Dr. Uwe H. F. Bunz – Organisch-Chemisches Institut and Centre of Advanced Materials, Universität Heidelberg  “The Larger N-Heteroacenes”
 17.11.2015  Prof. Dr. Filip Bureš – Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic  “Alphabet-inspired organic push-pull molecules:
Design, synthesis, structureproperty relationships and applications”
 03.11.2015  Prof. Dr. Jevgenij A. Raskatov – Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA  “A Minute Modification of Alzheimer’s Aβ Attenuates Misfolding and Aggregation”

Date Lecturer Topic
24.07.2014 Dr. Kathrin Müller – Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen, The Netherlands “Self-assembly of functionalized organic molecules on metal substrates: intermolecular vs. molecule-substrate interactions”
07.07.2014 Prof. Dr. Sureshan Kana –  IISER Thiruvananthapuram, India “Chemistry with sugars and polyols”
05.06.2014 Prof. Dr. Paul Keller – University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia  “Old Dogs, New Tricks: The Synthesis of ‘Interesting’ Heterocycles”
29.04.2014 Prof. Dr. Dennis P. Arnold – Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia “Playing with porphyrinoids: two rings are better than one”
08.04.2014 Dr. José Alemán – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid “From Sulfur Chemistry to Organocatalysis and Beyond”
14.01.2014 Prof. Dr. Kurt V. Gothelf – Center for DNA Nanotechnology (CDNA), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, Denmark “DNA-Programmed Assembly of Molecules and Materials”
17.12.2013 Prof. Dr. Uwe Beginn – Universität Osnabrück, Institut für Chemie neuer Materialien “Ionic Organogelators – the Chemistry of Grease”
10.12.2013 Dr. Immanuel Willerich – BASF, Polymer Colloid Technology “Coating Materials Research at BASF-Chemistry and Commercial Application”
29.10.2013 Prof. Dr. Nazario Martín – Universidad Complutense de Madrid “Designing efficient receptors for carbon nanoforms”

Date Lecturer Topic
15.03.2012 Prof. Dr. Illhyong Ryu – Dept. of Chemistry, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan “Multi-Component Radical Reaction Update”
25.01.2012 Prof. Dr. Carsten Schmuck – Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Duisburg-Essen “Switchable nanoparticles from self-aggregating zwitterions”
12.01.2012 Prof. Dr. Romano Dorta – Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela “Neue Synthesewerkzeuge: Von katalytischer enantioselektiver C-C Bindungsbildung zu funktionalen Flüssigsalzen”
02.11.2011 Prof. Dr. Georg Held – University of Reading, GB “Crystallography by Electrons: 2. Photoelectron diffraction, NEXAFS and EXAFS”
26.10.2011 Prof. Dr. Georg Held – University of Reading, GB “Crystallography by Electrons: 1. Basics and Low energy electron diffraction”
18.10.2011 Dr. Martin Held – University of Reading, GB “Wet surface chemistry: interactions of water molecules on metal surfaces”
30.09.2011 Prof. Dr. Albert Moyano – University of Barcelona “Looking for paths untrodden in the organocatalysis landscape”
06.09.2011 Prof. Yoshito Tobe – Dept. of Materials Engineering Science, Osaka University “Metastable Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Zethrenes and Indenofluorenes”
27.07.2011 Prof. Dr. Konstantin Neyman – ICREA / University of Barcelona “First-principles modelling of nanostructures in catalysis”
19.07.2011 Prof. Dr. Murray R. Gray – Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, USA “Organic and Physical Chemistry of Petroleum Asphaltenes”
15.07.2011 Prof. Dr. Bettina Lotsch – Department Chemie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München “Low-dimensional nanostructures for sensing and energy conversion”
21.06.2011 Prof. Dr. Herwig Schottenberger – Institute of General, Inorganich and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Innsbruck “Ionische Flüssigkeiten und Derivate mit N-O-Bindungen als Sollbruchstellen”
24.02.2011 Dr. Felix Raoul Fischer – Columbia University, New York “Design of Ring-Opening Metathesis of Strained Alkynes”

Date Lecturer Topic
07.12.2010 Prof. Dr. Pete Clapés – Catalonia Institute for Advanced Chemistry – CSIC, Barcelona “Enzyme Catalyzed Asymmetric Aldol Additions: from dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) to unphosphorylated donor analogs”
24.11.2010 Prof. Dr. Jean-Francois Nierengarten – Laboratoire de Chimie des Matériaux Moléculaires, Université de Strasbourg et CNRS “Fullerene-based nanostructures for materials science and biological applications”
16.11.2010 Prof. Dr. Andreas Bommarius – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA “A tour guide through (protein functional) landscapes: Mount Fuji and Monument Valley”
01.10.2010 Prof. Dr. Vinod Kumar Singh – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal “Enantioselective Organocatalytic Aldol Reaction”
21.07.2010 Prof. Dr. Peter Stang – University of Utah, Salt Lake City “Abiological Self-Assembly: Predesigned Metallacycles and Metallacages via Coordination”
29.06.2010 Prof. Dr. Keisuke Suzuki – Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan “Lessons from the total synthesis of hybrid natural products”
24.06.2010 Prof. Dr. Kenneth N. Raymond – University of California, Berkeley “Supramolecular Host-Guest Binding and Catalysis: a Synthetic Enzyme”
27.04.2010 Dr. Milan Kivala – Max-Planck-Institut für Polymerforschung, Mainz “Two-Dimensional Acetylenic Scaffolding: Extended Donor-Substituted Perethynylated Dehydroannulenes, Charge-Transfer Chromophores, and Cascade Reactions”
20.04.2010 Prof. Dr. Haim Cohen – Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel “Oxidative Decomposition of Formaldehyde as the Source of Explosions in Coal Mines and Coal Ships”
19.04.2010 Prof. Dr. Shunichi Fukuzumi – Osaka Universität, Japan “Perspective of Artificial Photosynthesis”
17.12.2009 Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn – BASF “Innovationsmotor Chemie”
27.10.2009 Prof. Dr. Laren Tolbert “The Green Fluorescent Protein: Taking it apart and putting it back together”
26.10.2009 Prof. Dr. Mieczyslaw Makosza “Nucleophilic Substitution of Hydrogen in Electron-deficient Arenes”
13.10.2009 Prof. Dr. Werner Nau – Jacobs-Universität Bremen “Auf Fluoreszenzfarbstoffen und Makrozyklen basierende supramolekulare Enzymassays”
01.10.2009 Prof. Dr. David I. Schuster – New York University “Interlocked systems – rotaxanes and catenanes – for solar energy conversion”
28.07.2009 Prof. Dr. Graham Bodwell – Memorial University of New Foundland “Valence Isomerization / Dehydrogenation Reactions in the Synthesis of Substructures and Segments of Armchair Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”
07.07.2009 Prof. Armin Börner – Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse, Universität Rostock “Neuere Entwicklungen auf dem Gebiet der Asymmetrischen Hydrierung”
30.06.2009 Prof. Dr. Vadim Soloshonok – University of Oklahoma “Self-Disproportionation of Enantiomers: A Manifesto”
26.05.2009 Dr. Stephan Sieber – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München “Naturstoffe und ihre biologischen Angriffsziele”
12.05.2009 Prof. Andrey Rogach – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München “Synthesis, spectroscopy and applications of semiconductor nanocrystals”
28.04.2009 Prof. Roy Periana – Scribbs Institute Florida “New Insights into Designing Molecular Catalysts for Selective, Oxidative Functionalization of Hydrocarbons”
21.04.2009 Prof. Dr. Beate Röder – Humboldt-Universität Berlin “Nanopartikel als Carrier für Photosensibilisatoren”