Dr Marc Petit (Sorbonne Université - IPCM)
Thursday September, 28th - ESPCI
Title to be announced

Dr Erica Benedetti (Université de Paris - LCBPT)
Friday September, 17th - ESPCI Room Génome
Synthesis and applications of planar chiral [2.2]paracyclophanes

Dr Nathan Van Zee (ESPCI Paris - C3M)
Thursday April, 8th
Controlling hierarchical structure in organic materials using one-dimensional supramolecular polymers

Dr Benjamin Laroche (ESPCI Paris - C3M)
Thursday March, 18th
Exploring enabling technologies for organic synthesis and drug discovery

Dr Stefano Aime (ESPCI Paris - C3M)
Thursday February, 25th
Moving needles in moving haystacks: probing material failure at the microscale


Pr M. Fananas-Mastral (University of Santiago de Compostela, Invited Professor)
Tuesday October 8th, 15h-18h, amphi Boreau
Copper, a privileged metal for selective organic synthesis
Wednesday October 9th, 11h-12h, amphi Boreau
Playing Lego at the Molecular Level: Selective Multicomponent Assembly by Copper Catalysis

Pr O. Baudoin (University of Basel, Invited Professor)
Wednesday October 2nd, 9h30-12h00, amphi Boreau
Applications of metal-catalyzed C–H activation in natural product synthesis
Thursday October 3rd, 17h-18h, amphi Boreau
Palladium(0)-catalyzed C(sp3)–H activation

Pr S. S. Kulkarni (IIT Bombay)
Friday, June, 28th, 11h-12h, amphi Boreau
Expeditious Synthesis of Bacterial Glycans

Dr F. Leroux (LIMA ECPM, Strasbourg)
Tuseday, June 25th, 11h-12h, amphi Boreau
New Frontiers in Fluorine Chemistry for Industrial Application

Dr. C. Ollivier (Sorbonne Université)
Wednesday, June, 12th, 11h-12h
Silicates as latent alkyl radical precursors: visible-light photocatalytic oxidation of hypervalent silicon compounds

Pr. J. Winkler (University of Pennsylvania)
Tuesday, June, 4th

Dr Gérard Mignani (Solvay Group)
Friday, April, 12th, 11h-12h, amphi Boreau
New indrustrial opportunities, new technical vision, new tools in green chemistry


Dr. C. Nevado (University of Zurich)
Friday, October, 26 th, 9h-12h, amphi Urbain
Borromean Rings in Chemistry...or when necessity triggers invention: from chemical probes and natural products to reaction design and mechanistic studies in metal catalyzed reactions

Dr. C. Nevado (University of Zurich)
Wednesday, October, 24 th, 16h30, amphi Langevin
Oxidative couplings with gold: lessons and challenges ahead

Dr. J. Prunet (University of Glasgow)
Wednesday, October, 24 th, 15h30, amphi Langevin
Olefin Metathesis: from Natural Product Synthesis to Polymer Functionalisation

Pr. D. Crich (Wayne University, USA)
Wednesday, October, 17 th, 10h45, amphi Urbain
Saccharides, Pseudosaccharides, and their Mimetics.

Pr. J. Lebreton (Université de Nantes)
Wednesday, October, 10 th, 10h30, amphi Urbain
Identification, synthèse et évaluation biologique d’une nouvelle famille d’inhibiteurs de l’interaction interleukine 15 (IL-15) dans le contexte du traitement des maladies inflammatoires .

Dr. G. Guillamot (PCAS)
Tuesday, July, 24 th, 9h30, amphi Urbain
PCAS-CDMO du XXI° siècle.

Dr. Benoît Dubertret (ESPCI Paris/CNRS/NexDot)
Friday, July, 20 th, 11 h, amphi Urbain
Atomically flat semiconductor nanoplatelets. Where the organic shapes up the inorganic

Dr. Sundararaju Basker (Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pardesh, India)
Thursday, July, 12 th, 11 h, amphi Schutzenberger
High-valent cobalt-catalyzed C(sp3)-H Bond Functionalizations.

Pr. Don Coltart (Houston University)
Thursday, July, 12 th, 10 h, amphi Schutzenberger

Dr. Dominique Hebrault (Mettler Toledo)
Friday, June, 15 th, 11 h, amphi Langevin
Real time analytics, kinetic analysis, and mechanism investigation in academic and industrial R&D

Dr. Guillaume Vincent (Université Paris Sud)
Friday, May, 25 th, 11 h, amphi Schutzenberger
Désaromatisation et Indoles Electrophiles pour la Synthèse de Substances Naturelles

Dr. Emmanuel Roulland (Université Paris Descartes)
Friday, May, 11 th, 11 h, Salle 2
Vers la Synthèse Totale de la Tiacumicine B

Dr. Christine Gravier-Pelletier (Université Paris Descartes)
Friday, March, 30 th, 11 h, amphi Urbain
Stratégies Innovantes vers de Nouveaux Anti-Infectieux

Dr. Maxime Vitale (Institut de Recherche de Chimie Paris, ENSCP-Chimie ParisTech)
Friday, March, 16 th, 11 h, salle 2
New Developments in Palladium(0)-Catalyzed Cycloaddition Reactions Using Vinylcyclopropanes

Dr. Olivier David (Institut Lavoisier de Versailles)
Friday, February, 16 th, 11 h (salle 2)
Réactivité des petits cycles et cages organocatalytiques


Pr. Mike George
(University of Nottingham, UK)
Wednesday, November, 15th, 11h (amphi Urbain)
Photochemistry, Spectroscopy and Supercritical fluids: from organometallic alkane complexes and C-H activation to the synthesis of anti malarial drugs

Dr. Laurence Grimaud
(Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Wednesday, November 22 nd, 11h (amphi Langevin)
Des études mécanistiques pour des développements méthodologiques plus rationnels

Pr. Carmen Carreno
(Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
Friday, November 3 rd, 11h (amphi Urbain)
Recent progress in chemistry of quinones and quinols

Pr. Peter Wipf
(University of Pittsburgh)
Friday, June 23 rd, 11h (amphi Holweck)
Total synthesis of ergot alkaloids

Pr. Gary Molander
(University of Pennsylvania)
Wednesday, May 24th, 9h-12h (amphi Holweck)
Single electron processes to enable cross-couplings
Catalytic radical generation : application in synthesis
Azaborine isosteres of aromatic systems

Dr. Laurent Ferrié
(Université Paris Sud, Chatenay-Malabry)
Friday, May 19th, 11h (amphi Holweck)
Synthèse sélective d’oxolanes et de dioxolanes à travers la synthèse totale des amphidinolides C et F et la mycangimycine

Dr. François Couty
(Institut Lavoisier de Versailles)
Friday, May 5th, 10h (amphi Holweck)
Des azétidines à la double click orthogonale

Dr. Kevin Cariou
(ICSN, Gif-sur-Yvette)
Friday, May 5th, 11h (amphi Holweck)
Iodine(III)-mediated halogenation reactions

Pr Takahiko Akiyama
(Gakushuin University, Tokyo)
Friday, April 21st, 11h (amphi Holweck)

Pr John Wood
(Baylor University, Waco, Texas)
Thursday, March 30 th, 9h-12h (amphi)
The Evolution of Synthetic Strategies: From Staurosporine to Phomoidride D

Pr Clément Mazet
(Université de Genève)
Friday, February 24 th, 11h (amphi Urbain)
Recent advances in selective isomerizations

Pr Kenso Soai
(Tokyo University of Science)
Wednesday, February, 22nd, 11 h (amphi Boreau)
Asymmetric Autocatalysis and the Origin of Homochirality


Pr Anton Vidal (ICIQ)
Friday, December 2nd 2016 at 11:00 am (amphitheatre Boreau)
Efficient enantioselective catalysts for C-H and C-C bond forming reactions

Pr Shu Kobayashi (University of Tokyo)
Monday, September 26th 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (amphitheatre Holweck)
Organic synthesis for sustainable society
Flow fine Synthesis: high yielding and selective organic synthesis by flow methods

Pr Mark Lautens (University of Toronto)
Monday, November 21st 2016 at 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (amphitheatre Holweck)
Improving Efficiency in Organic Synthesis

  • Part 1: Multicatalyst-Multicomponent Reactions
  • Part 2: Palladium-Mediated Reversible Oxidative Addition
  • Part 3: Palladium-Mediated C-H Functionalizations

Pr Lutz Ackerman (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Monday, October 24th 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Amphitheatre Holweck)
Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed C–H Activation and Beyond

Dr Serge Mignani (Sanofi)
Friday, July 1st 2016 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Schützenberger)
Nanotechnologies in general and phosphorous dendrimers in particular to treat cancers. Current situation and next steps.

Pr Roderick Bates (Nanyang Technological University, Singapour)
Friday, June 17th 2016 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Joliot)
Successes, Failures and Surprises in the Synthesis of Piperidines

Pr Jérôme Lacour (Université de Genève)
Friday, June 3rd 2016 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Schützenberger)

Pr Krishna P. Kaliappan (IIT, Bombay, India)
Tuesday, May 17th 2016 at 9:00 am (amphitheatre Joliot)
Lecture: "Total Synthesis of Natural Products and Non-natural Products"
Conference: "Challenges and Opportunities in Total Synthesis of Natural Products"


Dr Pavel Mykhailiuk (Enamine)
Friday, November 27th 2016 at 11:00 am (amphitheatre Boreau)
Fluorinated amino acid, amines and diazo alkenes: synthesis and application

Pr Dennis Curran (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Friday, November 20th 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am (Amphitheatre Schutzenberger)
Fluorous Chemistry 1, introduction and basic principles
Fluorous Chemistry 2, methods, techniques and examples
Synthesis and reactions of stable N-heterocyclic carbene boranes

Pr Amir Hoveyda (Boston College, USA)
Wednesday, November 25th 2016 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Harnessing Fluorine-Induced Ion-Dipole Attraction in Enantioselective Catalysis

Pr Michinori Suginome (Kyoto University, Japan)
Monday, October 12th 2016 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Chaudron, Chimie ParisTech)
New catalytic and Chiroptical functions of Chirality-Switchable Helical Macromolecules

Pr Dawei Ma (Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry)
Thursday, October 8th 2016 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Amphitheatre Joliot)
Class: Target Synthesis Directed Methodology Development
Conference: Recent Progress in Natural Product Synthesis

Dr Shunsuke Chiba (Nanyang Technological University, Singapour)
Tuesday, September 29th 2016 at 5:00 pm (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Synthesis of Azaheterocycles via Functionalization of Alkenes

Pr Roderick Bates (Nanyang Technological University, Singapour)
Tuesday, September 29th 2016 at 6:00 pm (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Some Attempts at the Synthesis of Tetrahydropyranyl Natural Products

Pr Mikiko Sodeoka (RIKEN, Japan)
Friday, September 18th 2016 at 9:00 am (Amphitheatre Schutzenberger)
Enantioselective Reactions via Chiral transition Metal Enolates
Organic Research for Biological Research

Pr Michael Jung (UCLA, USA)
Wednesday, September 16th 2016 at 5:30 pm (Amphitheatre Joliot)
Drug Discovery in Academia: successful case studies

Pr Yoshinori Yamamoto (University of Tohoku)
Thursday, July 10th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Green Organic Synthesis with Nanoporous Metal Skeleton Catalysts

Pr Shun-Ichi MURAHASHI (Okayama University of Science, Japan)
Friday, July 3rd 2015 at 3:00 pm (Amphitheatre Chaudron, ENSCP ParisTech)
Green catalytic reaction for sustainable development

Pr Akio Kamimura (Department of Applied Molecular Bioscience, Yamaguchi University)
Tuesday, June 26th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Holweck)
Cyclization reaction of chiral 1,6- and 1,7-dienes and enynes toward heterocyclic synthesis

Pr Gary A. Molander (Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania)
Monday, June 8th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
A Novel Mechanistic Paradigm for Cross-Coupling

Dr Amandine Guerinot (ESPCI ParisTech)
Friday, May 29th 2015 at 9:00 am (Amphitheater Boreau)
Methods, synthesis of bioactive products and target identification: a promising combination

Dr Arnaud Gautier (ENS)
Friday, May 29th 2015 at 9:50 am (Amphitheater Boreau)
A chemical biology approach to light up proteins in living system

Dr Raphael Rodriguez (Institut Curie)
Friday, May 29th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheater Boreau)
Small molecules, big players

Dr Chris Senanayake (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Tuesday, May 26nd 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheater Schutzenberger)
General solution for Asymmetric and catalytic transformations for Drug Synthesis

Dr Chris Senanayake (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Tuesday, May 26nd 2015 at 9:00 am (Amphitheater Schutzenberger)
Process Chemistry Research as an Integral Part of Drug Development

Dr T. Bouchez (irstea)
Friday, May 22nd 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheater Langevin)
Biotechnologies environnementales et valorisation des déchets : perspectives offertes par les systèmes bioélectrochimiques

Dr Christel Menet (Director, Medicinal Chemistry, Galapagos NV, Mechelen, Belgique)
Tuesday, May 19th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Schutzenberger).
Novel triazolopyridine compounds as selective JAK1 inhibitors: From target discovery to filgotinib (GLPG0634)

Pr David Aitken (ICMMO, Université Paris-Sud)
Friday, April 24th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Des photons aux foldamères : les cycles à quatre chaînons sur le devant de la scène

Dr Joachim Mittendorf (Bayer Pharma AG)
Thursday, April 2nd 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Discovery of Riociguat: A Potent, Oral Stimulator of Soluble Guanylate Cyclase for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

Dr Olivier Mirguet (Servier)
Thursday, February 26th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Ciblage des bromodomaines : une nouvelle classe de cibles thérapeutiques en épigénétique

Pr Deryn Fogg (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Friday, February 20th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Joliot)
Olefin Metathesis: Off the Bench

Dr Géraldine Masson (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles)
Thursday, February 5th 2015 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Di-fonctionnalisation asymétrique organocatalysée d’énamides


Pr Bert U. W. Maes (Department of Chemistry, Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium)
Friday, December 19th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Schutzenberger)
Transition metal-catalyzed synthesis and decoration of nitrogen containing compounds

Dr Alain De Mesmaeker (Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Stein)
Friday, December 12th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Strigolactones Derivatives for Crop Enhancement Applications

Dr Mouad Alami (BioCIS, Faculté de Pharmacie, Chatenay Malabry)
Monday, November 10th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Happy Wedding between Metal-Carbene Species and Medicinal Chemistry: From Conception to Proof of Concept

Dr Corinne Gosmini (Ecole Polytechnique)
Friday, October 31st 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Schutzenberger)
Alkylation et arylation catalysées par le cobalt

Dr Robert Todd (Sigma-Aldrich Chemical Corp., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
Thursday, October 30th 2014 at 11:00 (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Palladium and Gold Metal Catalysis: Application of New Bulky Phosphine Palladacycles for C-C, C-X, and C-N Bond Forming Reactions

Dr Martín Fañanás Mastral (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Friday, October 24th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Selective catalytic C-C bond forming reactions with Grignard and organolithium reagents

Pr Naoya Kumagai (Institute of Microbial Chemistry, Tokyo)
Friday, September 12th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Exploration of Cooperative Asymmetric Catalysis Toward the Efficient Synthesis of Therapeutics

Pr Minoru Isobe (Department of Chemistry, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
Friday, September 5th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Stereochemical Control in Natural Product Synthesis

Pr Huw Davies (Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta)
Friday, July 25th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Collaborative appraoch for C-H functionalization

Pr Huw Davies (Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta)
Monday, July 21st 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
"Recent Advances in C-H Functionalization (Part II)"

Pr Philip Wai Hong Chan (NTU, Singapour)
Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Sustainable Catalytic Strategies for Complex Molecule Synthesis

Pr Alexandre Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal, UQAM)
Wednesday, July 9th 2014 at 10:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Préparation d’organobismuthanes fonctionnalisés et utilisation dans des réactions d’arylation

Pr Huw Davies (Department of Chemistry, Emory University, Atlanta)
Monday, July 7th 2014 from 9:00 am to 12:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin).
Recent Advances in C-H Functionalization (Part I)

Pr Bhisma Kumar Patel (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati)
Friday, July 4th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin).
Title to be announced

Pr Krishna P. Kaliappan (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Friday, June 27th 2014 at 10:00 am (Amphitheatre Joliot)
Agonies and Ecstasies in Total Synthesis

Pr Santosh J. Gharpure (Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Friday, June 27th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Joliot)
New strategies for the stereoselective synthesis of oxa and aza-cycles

Dr Sébastien Papot (Université de Poitiers)
Tuesday, June 3rd 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
De la programmation moléculaire à la vectorisation thérapeutique d’agents anticancéreux

Dr Chris H. Senanayake (Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals)
Friday, April 30th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Timely Chemical Process Research is a Critical Part for Efficient Drug Development

Dr Emmanuel Magnier (Université de Versailles-St-Quentin)
Monday, May 26th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Urbain)
Nouveaux outils de fluoration électrophile et nucléophile

Dr Pierre Deprez (Galapagos)
Wednesday, May 7th 2014 at 11:00 am
Identification de modulateurs sélectifs du récepteur androgène

Dr Bernard Meunier (Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, Toulouse)
Monday, May 5th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Des chélateurs spécifiques du cuivre comme agents thérapeutiques dans le traitement de la maladie d’Alzheimer

Pr P.-Y. Renard (Université de Rouen, UMR 6014 CNRS COBRA)
Monday, April 28th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Pro-fluorescent and chemiluminescent probes for enzymatic activities detection

Pr Robert K. Boeckman (University of Rochester)
Monday, April 28th 2014 at 10:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
New Method for the Asymmetric Synthesis of Medium Ring Nitrogen Heterocycles Applied To An Approach To Nakadomarin A

Pr Robert K. Boeckman (University of Rochester)
Friday, April 11th 2014 at 11:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
New Methodology for Catalytic Enantioselective Synthesis With Applications to Complex Molecules

Dr Thierry Brigaud (Université de Cergy Pontoise)
Friday, April 11th at 10:00 am (Amphitheatre Langevin)
Les oxazolidines fluorées chirales : de la synthèse asymétrique aux peptides fluorés


Pr K. Michal Pietrusiewicz (Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Poland)
Friday, December 20th 2013 at 11:00 am. New monodentate phosphines as highly efficient ligands for rh-catalyzed asymmetric hydrogenations - a surprising comparison with the bidentate counterparts

Dr Marc Taillefer (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier)
Monday, December 16th 2013 at 11:00 am. Arylation de nucléophiles catalysée au Cuivre ou au Fer

Pr Amos B. Smith III (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)
Tuesday, November 26th 2013 at 00:45 pm. Evolution of anion relay chemistry (arc): design, synthesis and validation of siloxane based transfer agents for palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions

Pr Amir H. Hoveyda (Boston College, Boston, MA, USA)
Monday, November 25th 2013 at 5:30 pm. New concepts, catalysts and methods in olefin metathesis and applications to natural product synthesis

Pr Hans-Ulrich Reissig (Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany)
Friday, November 8th 2013 at 11:00 am. Synthesis of heterocycles and natural products via alkoxyallenes

Pr Larry Overman (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Monday, October 21st 2013 at 9:00 am. Stereoselective construction of chiral nitrogen and oxygen heterocycles by aza-prins and prins cyclizations

Pr Larry Overman (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Thursday, October 17th 2013 at 2:00 pm. Rearranged spongian diterpenes: linking chiral rings at stereocenters

Pr Larry Overman (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Monday, October 14th 2013 at 1:30 pm. Synthesis and biological activity of epipolythiodiketopiperazines

Pr Leiv K. Sydnes (University of Bergen, Norway)
Wednesday, October 9th 2013 at 11:00 am. Syntheses of heterocycles from some conjugated acetylenic ketones

Dr Pavel Mykhailiuk (ENAMINE Ltd, Ukraine)
Friday, July 26th 2013 at 11:00 am. Synthesis of novel structural elements for medicinal chemistry

Pr Louis Barriault (Ottawa-Carleton Chemical Institute, Canada)
Friday, July 5th 2013 at 11:00 am. Development and application of new synthetic transformations using phosphinogold(I) catalysts

Pr Marek Chmielewski (Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Friday, July 5th 2013 at 10:00 am. Stereoselective synthesis of β-lactams via kinugasa reaction and related compounds.

Pr Isabelle Gillaizeau (Institut de Chimie Organique et Analytique, Université d’Orléans)
Friday, June 21st 2013 at 11:00 am. Enamide: un substrat de choix pour la synthèse d’hétérocycles.

Pr Roderick W. Bates (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Friday, June 7th 2013 at 5:00 pm. Hydroformylation reactions for alkaloid synthesis

Pr William D. Lubell (Université de Montréal, Québec)
Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at 11:00 am. Organic tools for studying biologically active peptides towards drug discovery.

Pr Cyrille Kouklovsky (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, Université Paris-Sud)
Friday, May 17th 2013 at 11:00 am. Réaction de nitroso Diels-Alder: méthodologie et développements synthétiques.

Pr Ming-Hua Xu (Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
Friday, April 19th 2013 at 11:00 am. Design of chiral bicyclo[3.3.0] dienes as simple olefin ligands for asymmetric catalysis

Pr Erwan Poupon (BioCIS, Université Paris-Sud)
Friday, April 19th 2013 at 10:00 am. Quelques exemples de réactions en cascade inspirées des voies de biosynthèse des substances naturelles.

Dr Gérard Cahiez (Laboratoire Charles Friedel, Chimie ParisTech)
Friday, February 22nd 2013 at 11:00 am. Réactions de couplage catalysées par le Fer, le Manganèse et le Cuivre.

Dr Martin Banwell (Research School of Chemistry, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia)
Tuesday, April 2nd 2013 at 11:00 am. Recent studies on the total synthesis of natural products and related systems.

Pr Matthieu Sollogoub (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI)
Friday, March 15th 2013 at 11:00 am. Cyclodextrines multi-fonctionnelles pour les biomatériaux et la catalyse.


Pr François Mathey (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Tuesday, December 18th 2012 at 11:00 am. Récents développements de la chimie du phosphore monovalent.

Pr Alois Fürstner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany)
Wednesday, October 10th 2012 at 11:00 am. Catalysis for total synthesis.

Pr Alois Fürstner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany)
Monday, October 8th 2012 at 3:00 pm. π-Acid catalysis.

Pr Alois Fürstner (Max-Planck-Institut für Kohlenforschung, Mülheim, Germany)
Thursday, October 4th 2012 at 9:00 am. Metathesis.

Pr Pei-Qiang Huang (College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University, China)
Friday, September 21st 2012 at 11:00 am. Total synthesis of alkaloids: from bio-inspired approach to step economy.

Pr Susumu Kobayashi (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Friday, June 22nd 2012 at 11:00 am. Development of new methodology and application to natural product synthesis: synthetic study of chloropupukeananin and atropurpuran.

Pr Glenn Sammis (Department of Chemistry, Université of British Columbia, Canada)
Friday, June 22nd 2012 at 10:00 am. Fluorine atom transfer to alkyl radicals.

Pr Hiroyuki Nakamura (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Monday, June 18th 2012 at 11:00 am. Boron-based drug design: from chemical biology to neutron capture therapy.

Pr Emmanuel A. Theodorakis (University of California, San Diego, USA)
Friday, June 1st 2012 at 11:00 am. Natural products : targets of opportunity.

Dr Georges Massiot (Unité mixte CNRS Pierre Fabre, Toulouse)
Friday, May 25th 2012 at 11:00 am. De l’importance de la chimie de synthèse ou d’hémisynthèse pour le développement pharmaceutique de substances naturelles, trois exemples.

Pr Keiji Maruoka (Kyoto University, Japan)
Wednesday, May 16th 2012 at 11:00 am. Design of single and supramolecularly assembled organocatalysts for green sustainable chemistry.

Dr Frédéric Taran (CEA, Saclay)
Friday, May 11th 2012 at 2:00 pm. Recherche de nouveaux catalyseurs et de nouvelles réactions par l’utilisation de criblages rapides.

Dr Mitsuhiro Arisawa (Hokkaido University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan)
Friday, March 30th 2012 at 11:00 am. Enamide-ene metathesis: application to biologically active products.

Dr Alejandro Perez-Luna (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)
Friday, March 30th 2012 at 11:00 am. Synthèse multi-composants de carbo- et heterocycles par des processus de transfert radicalaire d’atome de zinc.

Dr Michel Guinard (Bayer CropScience)
Friday, March 16th 2012 at 11:00 am. Différentes étapes de la vie d’une nouvelle matière active agrochimique de la naissance at la mise sur le marché.

Dr Francine Acher (Université Université Paris Descartes)
Thursday, March 15th 2012 at 11:00 am. Metabotropic glutamate receptors: drug discovery and mechanism investigations

Dr Michael Smietana (IBBM, Université de Montpellier 2)
Friday, March 9th 2012 at 2:00 pm. Auto-assemblage d’acides nucléiques modifiés : de la conception au développement de nouvelles méthodologies de synthèse.

Dr Frank Hoonakker (eNovalys)
Monday, February 27th 2012 at 6:00 pm. Nouveaux outils et concepts d’optimisation de la synthèse chimique : cahier de laboratoire électronique, moteur de recherche, accès at la donnée et aux savoirs.

Pr Christian Bochet (University of Fribourg, Germany)
Wednesday, February 1st 2012 at 11:00 am. L’importance de la couleur, du spin et des isotopes en photochimie organique.


Pr Jérôme Bibette (ESPCI ParisTech)
Monday, November 14th 2011 at 11:00 am. Micro-milli-macro fluidique pour les matériaux, l’echantillonnage et la chimie.

Pr Robert Young (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Wednesday, November 9th 2011 at 5:00 pm. Découverte de l’odanacatib ; un inhibiteur de cathepsin-k pour le traitement de l’ostéoporose.

Dr. Morten Jorgensen (Lundbeck)
Friday, October 21st 2011 at 10:45 am. Palladium-catalyzed reactions involving formation of C-S, C N, and C-C Bonds.

Dr Lisbet Kvaerno (Lundbeck)
Friday, October 21st 2011 at 11:30 am. Synthesis and exploration of selected small molecules for treating disorders in the central nervous system.

Pr Scott E. Denmark (University of Illinois, USA)
Wednesday, October 19th 2011 at 11:00 am. Silicon-based cross-coupling reactions: methodology, total synthesis and mechanistic studies.

Pr Hendrik Zipse (Ludwig Maximilians Universitat, Munchen, Germany)
Wednesday, September 28th 2011 at 11:00 am. Nucleophilic organocatalysis in alkene addition reactions.

Pr Masayuki Inoue (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
Monday, September 19th 2011 at 11:00 am. Radical-based approach for the synthesis of complex natural products.

Pr Tomislav Rovis (Colorado State University, USA)
Friday, July 8th 2011 at 11:00 am. Heterocycle synthesis via metal-catalyzed cycloadditions.

Pr Marcia B. France (Washington and Lee University, USA)
Friday, July 1st 2011 at 9:30 am Development of ruthenium catalysts for ketone and ester hydrogenation.

Pr Subba Reddy (Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India)
Friday, July 1st 2011 at 11:30 am. Green protocols using sustainable solvents and reagents, and transition metal-catalyzed novel transformations for new chemical entities.

Dr Phannarath Phansavath (Chimie ParisTech)
Friday, June 17th 2011. Diols-1,3 et aminoalcools-1,2 énantiopurs : applications en synthèse totale.

Pr Athanassios Giannis (Universitaet Leipzig, Germany)
Friday, May 27th 2011 at 9:30 am Cyclopamine and analogues: chemistry, biology and medical perspectives.

Pr Stephen Hanessian (Université de Montréal, Canada)
Friday, May 27th 2011 at 9:30 am Synthesis as an enabling science: from concept to practice.

Dr Frédéric Caijo (Omega Cat System)
Friday, March 18th 2011 at 11:00 am. Nouveaux concepts pour la métathèse d’oléfines.

Pr Christina Moberg (School of Chemical Science and Engineering, Sweden)
Monday, March 14th 2011 at 11:00 am. Minor enantiomer recycling – A strategy for improving enantioselectivity.

Pr Ronald Gust (Universität Innsbruck, Austria)
Friday, February 11th 2011 at 11:15 am. From stilbenes to subtype-selective triarylpyrroles – A journey through 25 years.

Dr Didier Decaudin (Institut Curie, France)
Friday, February 11th 2011 at 10:00 am. Primary human cancer xenografted models ("tumorgrafts") for a good take care of cancer patient.

Pr Montserrat Heras Corominas (University of Girona, Spain)
Tuesday, January 11th 2011 at 11:00 am. Synthesis of non-proteinogenic pyrimidinyl amino acids.


Pr Françoise Colobert (Ecole Européenne de Chimie, Polymères et Matériaux, Strasbourg)
Friday, December 10th 2010 at 11:00 am. Outils moléculaires pour le contrôle de la chiralité : synthèse de ligands et de molécules biologiquement actives.

Pr Bert Maes (Université Antwerpen, Belgium)
Thursday, November 25th 2010 at 11:00 am. Transition metal-catalyzed reactions : Halide effect and C-H activation in heterocyclic systems.

Pr Gregory R. Cook (North Dakota State University, USA)
Monday, October 25th 2010 at 11:00 am. New directions in stereoselective allylation.

Pr Shu Kobayashi (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Monday, October 4th 2010 at 11:00 am. New dimension of acid and base catalysis.

Pr Margaret Brimble (University of Auckland, New-Zeeland)
Monday, September 27th 2010 at 11:00 am. Synthesis of bioactive natural products based on spiroacetal moieties.

Pr Eiichi Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Friday, September 24th 2010 at 11:00 am. Organic chemistry for photovoltaics which would be interesting for materials people.

Pr Jean François Paquin (University of Laval, Canada)
Friday, July 2nd 2010 at 11:00 am. Synthèse de fluoroalcènes via l’activation de liens C-F.

Dr Bruce E. Maryanoff (The Scripps Research Institute, USA)
Monday, June 28th 2010 at 11:00 am. Cobalt-mediated [2 + 2 + 2] cycloadditions: macrocycles from terminal bis-alkynes.

Dr Angela Marinetti (ICSN, France)
Thursday, June 17th 2010 at 11:00 am. Organocatalyse : utilisations des phosphines comme catalyseurs nucléophile.

Pr Fraser Fleming (Duquesne University, USA)
Friday, June 11th 2010 at 11:00 am. Metalated nitriles: tunable chiral nucleophiles.

Pr Véronique Gouverneur (Oxford University, UK)
Wednesday, June 9th 2010 at 11:00 am. C-F Bond construction and deconstruction.

Dr Emmanuel Demont (GSK, UK)
Friday, June 4th 2010 at 11:00 am. The discovery of orally active BACE-1 inhibitors.

Pr Stephen Hashmi (Ruprecht-Karls University, Germany)
Thursday, June 3rd 2010 at 11:00 am. Gold catalysis: mechanisms and synthetic scope.

Pr Marek Chmielewski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland)
Thursday, May 20th 2010 at 10:00 am. 1,3-Dipolar cycloaddition of cyclic nitrones and unsaturated lactones. Synthesis of iminosugars.

Pr Jon Antilla (University of South Florida, USA)
Friday, April 16th 2010 at 11:00 am. The development and application of chiral phosphoric acidcCatalyzed reaction processes.

Dr Fabien Gagosz (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
Thursday, April 15th 2010 at 11:00 am. Développement de nouvelles réactions catalysées par des complexes d’or(I).

Pr C.-J. Li (McGill University, Canada)
Monday, March 29th 2010 at 10:30 am. Exploring new chemical reactivities for synthetic efficiency.

Pr Pierre Vogel (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Monday, March 15th 2010 at 11:00 am. Synthèses totales efficaces d’antibiotiques et anti-tumoraux naturels des types polycétides et polypropionates.

Dr Laurence Grimaud (ENSTA, France)
Friday, March 5th 2010 at 5:00 pm. Des isonitriles aux hétérocycles.

Dr Lieven Meerpoel (Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium)
Wednesday, February 24th 2010 at 4:00 pm. From Lipid lowering agents towards gut selective MTP-inhibitors to treat obesity.


Pr Patrick Perlmutter (Monash University, Australia)
Friday, November 6th 2009 at 11:00 am. Pure and applied organic chemistry: The design, synthesis and discovery of new molecules for use in chemical biology, new materials and new technologies.

Pr Alberto Marra (Universitat di Ferrara, Italy)
Monday, October 12th 2009 at 11:00 am. Synthèse et propriétés biologiques de glycoclusters.

Pr Norbert Krause (Dortmund University of Technology, Germany)
Friday, June 12th 2009 at 10:30 am. The power of gold.

Pr István E. Markó (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Wednesday, May 27th 2009 at 11:00 am. Orthoesters fonctionalisés en synthèse organique.

Pr Martin Oestreich (Universität Münster, Germany)
Tuesday, May 12th 2009 at 11:00 am. Challenges in asymmetric synthesis.

Pr Franklin A. Davis (Temple University, USA)
Tuesday, April 7th 2009 at 11:00 am. Asymmetric synthesis of nitrogen heterocycles using sulfinimines.

Pr Gary A. Molander (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Friday, March 6th 2009 at 2:15 pm. Organotrifluoroborates-transforming organoboron chemistry.

Pr Nicos A. Petasis (University of Southern California, USA)
Tuesday, March 3rd 2009 at 11:00 am. Elements for discovery: from new reactions to new bioactive molecules.

Pr Gerhard Hilt (Fachbereich Chemie Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany)
Tuesday, February 17th 2009 at 11:00 am. Atom economic transformations catalysed by low-valent cobalt-complexes.


Pr Jean-Marie Beau (Institut de Chimie Moléculaire et des Matériaux d’Orsay, France)
Friday, November 7th 2008 at 11:00 am. Chimie Constitutionnelle Dynamique et catalyse tandem en chimie biologique.

Pr J. Cristobal Lopez (Instituto de Quimica Organica General, Spain)
Friday, October 17th 2008 at 11:00 am. Novel strategies for the synthesis of carbohydrate based scaffolds and polysaccharides.

Pr Alan C. Spivey (Imperial College, UK)
Friday, September 26th 2008 at 11:30 am. Alkaloid total synthesis & New cross-coupling chemistry.

Pr Roderick W. Bates (Nanyang Technicological University, Singapore)
Friday, September 26th 2008 at 10:45 am. Michael addition and other cyclisation reactions.

Pr Kenso Soai (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Friday, September 26th 2008 at 10:00 am. Asymmetric autocatalysis and the origins of homochirality.

Pr Susumu Kobayashi (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Friday, September 12th 2008 at 11:00 am. Natural product synthesis based on the development of new methodology and new strategy.

Pr Marisa C. Kozlowski (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Friday, July 11th 2008 at 3:00 pm. Catalytic asymmetric oxidative napththol coupling and claisen rearrangement reactions.

Pr Justin Dubois (Stanford University, USA)
Friday, July 11th 2008 at 2:00 pm. Chemical approaches to nav channel study : guanidinium toxins as tools.

Dr Vittorio Farina (Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical R&D, Belgium)
Friday, July 4th 2008 at 11:00 am. Process development strategies in the pharma industry : having fun with organometallic catalysis.

Pr Uwe Schneider (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Wednesday, June 25th 2008 at 11:00 am. Catalytic activation of boron reagents with low oxidation state indium compounds for catalytic carbon–carbon bond transformations.

Pr Faiz A. Khan (IIT Kampur, India)
Friday, June 20th 2008 at 10:45 am. Synthesis of natural and unnatural products from norbornyl α-diketone building blocks.

Pr Jennifer Love (University of British Comlubia, Canada)
Friday, June 20th 2008 at 9:45 am. Developing metal-catalyzed reactions one step at a time

Dr Tom Moody (Almac, Ireland)
Friday, June 13th 2008 at 11:00 am. Recent experiences in biocatalysis: creating new business opportunities.

Dr Yves Jacquot (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Friday, April 18th 2008 at 11:00 am. Caractéristiques structurales et biologiques de dérivés de la proline.

Dr Yvan Six (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, France)
Thursday, April 10th 2008 at 11:00 am. La chimie des titanacyclopropanes appliqués at la synthèse de molécules Polycycliques Azotées.

Dr Laurent Hennequin (AstraZeneca, France)
Monday, March 3rd 2008 at 4:00 pm. Design and evaluation of an inhibitor of the Src kinase for the treatment of cancer.

Pr Julius Rebek (The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, USA)
Tuesday, November 27th 2008 at 11:00 am . The inner space of molecules.

Pr Solange Lavielle (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Friday, February 22nd 2008 at 11:00 am. Quelques stratégies pour l’étude de cibles extra- ou intracellulaires.

Dr Frédéric Lacheretz (Corporate Regulatory Biosafety, Sanofi-Aventis, France)
Friday, February 8th 2008 at 11:00 am. La toxicologie du médicament.

Pr Stephen Marchden (University of Leeds, UK)
Friday, January 18th 2008 at 11:00 am. A journey from quaternary asymmetric centres to heteroaromatics.


Pr Jannick Ardisson (Université de Cergy Pontoise, France)
Friday, December 14th 2007 at 11:00 am. Allylation d’aldéhyde et carbamate allylique : utilisation en synthèse de produits at potentiel thérapeutique.

Dr David Bauer (Amgen, USA)
Friday, September 28th 2007 at 11:00 am. Discovery, synthesis and optimization of a new class of potent KDR inhibitor.

Dr Jean-Cyrille Hierso (Université de Bourgogne, France)
Friday, June 8th 2007 at 11:15 am. Métalloligands multidentes : de la catalyse de couplage carbone-carbone au couplage de spin nucléaire, les apports des polyphosphines ferrocéniques.

Pr Tohru Fukuyama (Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, Japan)
Wednesday, May 30th 2007 at 10:45 am. Synthetic studies on biologically functional molecules.

Pr James A. Marchhall (University of Virginia, USA)
Wednesday, May 30th 2007 at 9:30 am. Synthesis of polyketide natural products.

Pr Eric Jacobsen (Harvard University, USA)
Thursday, May 10th 2007 at 9:00 am. Chiral hydrogen bond donor catalysts.

Pr Andreas Kirschning (University of Hannover, Germany)
Monday, April 16th 2007 at 11:00 am. Expanding the frontiers of organic synthesis using engineered and bio-inspired strategies.

Dr Gino Ricci (Sanofi-Aventis, France)
Friday, March 2nd 2007 at 10:30 am. L’industrie pharmaceutique et la chimie : développement chimique.

Pr Dennis P. Curran (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Friday, February 15th 2007 at 6:00 pm. Fluorous mixture synthesis of natural product stereoisomer libraries.

Dr Cartsen Bolm (Institut für Organische Chemie der RWTH, Germany)
Friday, January 26th 2007 at 5:30 pm. Asymmetric organocatalysis under uncommon conditions.


Dr Didier Thiébaut (ESPCI, France)
Friday, December 8th 2006 at 11:00 am. Chromatography super-critique : application at la séparation d’énantiomères.

Dr Gwilherm Evano (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelline, France)
Friday, December 1st 2006 at 11:00 am. Chimies du cuivre et des azétidines : application at la synthèse d’alcaloïdes.

Professor Kenso Soai (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
Thursday, November 16th 2006 at 5:30 pm. Asymmetric autocatalysis and the origin of homochirality.

Pr Philip L. Fuchs (Purdue University, USA)
Friday, November 3rd 2006 at 11:00 am. From cyclic vinyl sulfones to stereopentads to antineoplastics, including aplyronine, apoptolidin, and computer-designed discodermolides.

Dr Robert Dodd (Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles, France)
Friday, October 20th 2006 at 11:00 am. Aziridines: approches synthétiques et utilisation pour la préparation d’acides aminés.

Pr Virinder S. Parmar (University of Delhi, India)
Thursday, September 14th 2006 at 11:00 am. Biocatalytic synthesis of pharmaceutically important compounds and polymeric advanced materials.

Pr Marco A. Ciufolini (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 at 6:00 pm. Etudes sur la synthèse de substances naturelles hétérocycliques.

Dr Michel Bauer (Sanofi-Aventis, France)
Friday, June 2nd 2006 at 2:15 pm. Polymorphisme cristallin, faciès, états d’agglomération et phases amorphes : une vue d’ensemble sur l’importance de l’état solide dans le développement pharmaceutique.

Pr Michael E. Jung (University of California, USA)
Monday, May 15th 2006 at 6:00 pm. Title to be announced

Pr Sylviane Giorgi-Renault (Université René Descartes, France)
Friday, April 28th 2006 at 11:00 am. Inhibiteurs de la polymérisation de la tubuline : de la podophyllotoxine aux 4 azapodophyllotoxines.

Pr Jean-Claude Fiaud (Université Paris-Sud, France)
Friday, April 7th 2006 at 11:00 am. Substitution benzylique catalysée par les complexes de palladium.

Pr. Michal Pietrusiewicz (UMCS, Poland)
Friday, March 31st 2006 at 11:00 am. Bicyclo[3.3.0]octane structural motif in P-stereogenic ligands design.

Dr. Gerard Mignani (Rhodia, France)
Friday, March 3rd 2006 at 11:00 am. Méthodologies de couplages C-N. Une approche industrielle.

Dr Patrick Karoyan (Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France)
Friday, February 17th 2006 at 11:00 am. Prolines chimères et b2amino acides: synthèse et applications pharmacologiques et structurales.


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