Organic Chemistry Seminars (CH-621)

Organized jointly by Professors Nicolai Cramer, Jieping Zhu and Jérôme Waser, the seminars usually take place on Wednesday at 17:15. Unless indicated otherwise, the lecture takes place in BCH 2218.

Upcoming Seminars


Past Seminars

"Mechanistic Insights and Prediction in Organocatalysis – A Computational Approach"

11-05-202211-05-2022

With: Dr. Cristina Trujilo, Trinity College Dublin
Place and room: Genopode B (UNIL)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Radical Alliances. Solutions and Opportunities for Organic Synthesis"

11-05-202211-05-2022

With: Prof. Samir Z. Zard, Ecole Polytechnique Pallaiseau, France
Place and room: Genopode B (UNIL)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Catalytic Enantioselective Redox-Neutral Processes for Efficient Chemical Synthesis

09-05-202209-05-2022

With: Professor Yu ZHAO, Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore https://zhaoyugroup.sg/
Place and room: Génopode B
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Sulfoxides as Substrate Activators: New Cross-Couplings for Materials and Medicines”

20-04-202220-04-2022

With: Professor David John Procter, The University of Manchester
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Alkenes as Universal Functional Group Progenitors”

13-01-202213-01-2022

With: Prof. Keary Engle, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla USA
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/62033707589?pwd=cTVKRHVoc1BPc3VVY21Nbzd1OTdTZz09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Metal-Catalyzed Methods for the Synthesis and Functionalization of Small Rings and Nitriles.”

07-12-202107-12-2021

With: Prof. Sophie Rousseaux, University of Toronto, Canada
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/62214973569?pwd=QTdjcWtCcGh3eGFDci8rd1k2N3FIZz09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Boron an emergent element in radical chemistry"

06-12-202106-12-2021

With: Prof. Armido Studer, Münster University, Germany
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Dearomatization of indoles for the total synthesis of natural products

23-11-202123-11-2021

With: Dr. Guillaume Vincent, Université Paris-Sud, France https://www.icmmo.u-psud.fr/fr/perso/guillaume-vincent/
Place and room: AUDITOIRE CE1
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Biomimetic Natural Product Synthesis

23-11-202123-11-2021

With: Prof. Andrew Lawrence, University of Edinburgh, UK http://www.chem.ed.ac.uk/staff/academic-staff/professor-andrew-l-lawrence
Place and room: AUDITOIRE CE1
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Taming multifaceted nickel catalysts: an academic fascination”

12-11-202112-11-2021

With: Professor Ruben Martin Romo, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Place and room: Unil Lausanne-Genopode A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Transborylation as a Turnover Strategy for Catalysis"

12-11-202112-11-2021

With: Prof. Stephen P. Thomas – School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh
Place and room: Unil- Genopode A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"The many faces of copper: catalysis of cross- coupling and radical processes"

03-11-202103-11-2021

With: Professor Gwilherm EVANO
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Modern Synthetic Solutions Towards Fluorinated Scaffolds"

03-11-202103-11-2021

With: Dr. Tatiana Besset
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Organometallic Catalysis under Light Activation

14-10-202114-10-2021

With: Prof. Louis Fensterbank, Sorbonne University, France https://www.ipcm.fr/fensterbank-louis-787?lang=en  
Place and room: Auditoire CE1
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Chemical Photocatalysis: More Energy, new Intermediates and Heterogeneous Catalysts

14-10-202114-10-2021

With: Prof. Burkhard Koenig, Regensburg University, Germany http://www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/koenig/index.html
Place and room: Auditoire CE1
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“New carbene & carbyne transfer catalysis”

24-03-202124-03-2021

With: Prof. Marcos Suero, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia ICIQ
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/89231813836?pwd=d1ZLVmw3TWdOZXFuQi8rY1FCUldCQT09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Stereoselective Functionalization of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons”

23-03-202123-03-2021

With: Prof. Uttam Tambar, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at DallasProf.
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/87396104288?pwd=VTlQcFI5QWZ3VlBaZFZwc3ZlMGdOQT09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Playing around post-condensations of Ugi and Passerini adducts

24-02-202124-02-2021

With: Prof Laurent El Kaim, ENSTA, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/84130094814?pwd=dCtGQW1LYjJXWjNkYWRaRXpSS2xLZz09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Beyond Multicomponent Reactions: Multiple and Extended Processes

24-02-202124-02-2021

With: Prof Rodolfo Lavilla, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, Spain
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/84130094814?pwd=dCtGQW1LYjJXWjNkYWRaRXpSS2xLZz09
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Radical mediated functionalization of alkenes”

03-12-202003-12-2020

With: Prof. Philippe Renaud, University of Bern
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/81681358461
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Redox Catalysis Strategies for Complex Molecule Synthesis”

02-12-202002-12-2020

With: Prof. Corey Stephenson, University of Michigan
Place and room: Zoom
Online: https://epfl.zoom.us/j/81768006030
Category: Conferences – Seminars

« Electrochemical Tools for Late-Stage Peptide Modifications”

14-10-202014-10-2020

With: Dr. Lara Malins, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Exploring new chemical territory through use of flow”

14-10-202014-10-2020

With: Prof. Timothy Noël, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Category: Conferences – Seminars

TBA

18-05-202018-05-2020

With: Prof. Michael Greaney, The University of Manchester, Department of Chemistry, Organic Chemistry Group, Manchester, UK https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/en/researchers/michael-greaney(4afc2147-6332-4f28-ab62-2696e5226a15)/mygroup.html
Place and room: Génopode A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

TBA

18-05-202018-05-2020

With: Prof. Tibor Soos, Hungarian Academy of Science, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary
Place and room: Génopode A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Variations on hydrogen transfer reactions catalyzed by iridium and ruthenium catalysts"

26-02-202026-02-2020

With: Dr. Christian Bruneau, University of Rennes, FR
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Cyclization processes with formation of two bonds on the same carbon through N-sulfonylhydrazones”

26-02-202026-02-2020

With: Professeur Carlos Valdès, University of Oviedo, Spain
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

«The dark side of conformational analysis»

19-02-202019-02-2020

With: Prof. Andrei Yudin University of Toronto, Canada
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Catalyst Controlled Selective C–H Activation"

22-01-202022-01-2020

With: Dr. Manuel van Gemmeren, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Energiekonversion, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Synthesis of new chemical motifs for design options in drug discovery"

22-01-202022-01-2020

With: Dr. James A. Bull, Imperial College London
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Bismuth Redox Catalysis"

13-11-201913-11-2019

With: Dr. Josep Cornella – Max Plack-Institut, Mühlheim an der Ruhr
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Shuttle Catalysis – a Conceptual Blueprint for Reversible Functional Group Transfer"

13-11-201913-11-2019

With: Prof. Bill Morandi – ETH Zürich
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Totally Synthetic: Learning from the synthetic chemist NATURE

01-10-201901-10-2019

With: Prof. Andreas Kirschning, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany https://www.oci.uni-hannover.de/en/kirschning/ http://www.kirschning-group.com/
Place and room: Génopode B
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Natural product synthesis: methods and opportunities at the edge of biology

01-10-201901-10-2019

With: Prof. Bastien Nay, Associate Professor, Laboratoire de Synthèse Organique, Ecole Polytechnique,Palaiseau, France https://naygroup.wordpress.com/bastien-nay/
Place and room: Génopode B
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Exploration of New Reactivities for Synthetic Efficiency

17-09-201917-09-2019

With: Professor Chao-Jun Li, McGill University, Montréal, Canada https://www.mcgill.ca/chemistry/faculty/cj-li  
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Necessity is the Mother of Invention : Natural Products and the Chemistry they Inspire

11-09-201911-09-2019

With: Prof. Sarah E. Reisman, Caltech
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Catalytic Cascade Reactions Inspired by Polyketide Biosynthesis"

25-06-201925-06-2019

With: Prof. Dr. Christof Sparr, University of Basel
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Transition Metal Catalysis in Synthesis and Chemical Biology

25-06-201925-06-2019

With: Prof. Dr. José Luis Mascarenas, University of Santiago de Compostela
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"From Research to Product: An introduction to the World of Regulatory Affairs"

12-06-201912-06-2019

With: Dr. Marc Mosrin, Bayer AG
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Molecular Design of Organic Ions for Asymmetric Catalysis

22-05-201922-05-2019

With: Prof. Takashi Ooi, Nagoya University, Japan tooi<@>chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp http://www.chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp/labhp/organic3/index_e.html  
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium C
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"New Modes of Anion-Binding Catalysis"

10-05-201910-05-2019

With: Prof. Eric Jacobsen, Harvard University
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Recent Developments in Palladium- and Nickel-Catalyzed Carbonylations"

10-04-201910-04-2019

With: Prof. Troels Skrydstrup, Director of the Carbon Dioxide Activation Center (CADIAC), Aarhus University, Denmark
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"New strategies for alkylamine synthesis"

10-04-201910-04-2019

With: Prof. Matthew Gaunt, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Metal catalysis: new reactions and new opportunities for organic synthesis

28-03-201928-03-2019

With: Prof. Timothy Donohoe, University of Oxford, UK http://donohoe.chem.ox.ac.uk/
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

TBA

28-03-201928-03-2019

With: Prof. Clément Mazet, University of Geneva https://www.unige.ch/sciences/chiorg/mazet/
Place and room: BCH 2218
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Wheland Intermediates in Catalysis

22-01-201922-01-2019

With: Prof. Dr. Martin Oestreich, Technische Universität, Berlin
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Developing new reactions towards sulfur functional groups

22-01-201922-01-2019

With: Prof. Michael Willis, University of Oxford
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Transition metal catalyzed C-H activation: reactivity, selectivity control and late-stage functionalization

16-01-201916-01-2019

With: Prof. Igor Larrosa, University of Manchester
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

New opportunities in the catalytic manipulation of aromatic compounds

16-01-201916-01-2019

With: Prof. Marco Bandini, University of Bologna
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Iodine Reagents in Synthesis and Flow Chemistry"

05-12-201805-12-2018

With: Prof. Thomas Wirth, Cardiff University
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Chemical Physiology of Antibody Conjugates and Natural Products”.

04-12-201804-12-2018

With: Dr. Gonçalo Bernardes, University of Cambridge
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Visible Light Photoredox Catalysis as a tool for functionalization and preparation of complex organic molecules"

19-11-201819-11-2018

With: Dr. Géraldine Masson, ICNS-CNRS
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Photoinduced Generation of C–N Bonds"

19-11-201819-11-2018

With: Prof. Daniele Leonori, University of Manchester
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Drawing Inspirations from Nature’s Receptors and Ligands

08-11-201808-11-2018

With: Professeur Dirk Trauner, New York University, USA
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium B
Category: Conferences – Seminars

"Life-Long Focus on Four-Membered Rings"

31-10-201831-10-2018

With: Prof. Masahiro Murakami, Kyoto University, Japan
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Construction and Deconstruction of Three-Dimensional Molecules

25-10-201825-10-2018

With: Prof. Thomas Magauer, Universität Innsbruck, Austria https://www.uibk.ac.at/organic/magauer/index.html.en
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Design, Development, and Delivery of Next Generation Antibiotics

25-10-201825-10-2018

With: Prof. Karl Gademann, Department of Chemistry, University of Zürich https://www.chem.uzh.ch/en/research/groups/gademann/curriculumVitae.html
Place and room: UNIL, Génopode, auditorium A
Category: Conferences – Seminars

“Simplifying Earth-abundant Metal Catalysis”

17-10-201817-10-2018

With: Prof. Stephen Thomas (Edinburgh University, UK)
Place and room: BCH 3118
Category: Conferences – Seminars

One Drug, two effects: context dependent inhibition or rescue of MALT1 protease

10-10-201810-10-2018

With: Dr. Jean Quancard, Head of chemistry for muscoloskeletal diseases , Novartis Basel
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Gold-N-Heterocyclic Carbene Mediated Catalysis: An Organic and Inorganic Adventure

03-10-201803-10-2018

With: Prof. Steven Nolan, Ghent University
Place and room: BCH 2201
Category: Conferences – Seminars

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