47th Euchem Conference on Stereochemistry
Brunnen, April 29 - May 4, 2012

Andreas Pfaltz


Luisa De Cola

Guest of Honor: 

Albert Eschenmoser


SUNDAY Evening Session – Moderator: Jeremy K. M. Sanders

Roger Y. Tsien

Building molecules to image electric fields and guide therapy


MONDAY Morning Session – Moderator: Clément Mazet

Frank Glorius

Stories on design & surprise: C-H activation, asymmetric arene hydrogenation and NHC organocatalysis

Vy Dong

A few of my favorite rings: Catalysis inspired by lactones and lactams


MONDAY Evening Session – Moderator: Gerard Van Koten

Luisa De Cola

Functional structures by self-assembly. Properties and applications


TUESDAY Morning Session – Moderator: Bernd Giese

Sarah E. O’Connor

Elucidation, evolution and mechanistic analysis of natural product pathways

Virginia Cornish

Expanding the synthetic capabilities of the cell


TUESDAY Evening Session – Moderator: Mohammad Movassaghi

Paul A. Wender

Toward transformative therapies and the ideal synthesis: strategies to eradicate AIDS, treat Alzheimer's disease and overcome resistant cancer


WEDNESDAY Morning Session – Moderator: Bernhard Kräutler

Bernhard Jaun

Probing the catalytic mechanism of methyl-coenzyme M reductase, the key enzyme of methane formation and functionalization by archaea

Milan Mrksich

Label-free screening for the discovery of chemical and biochemical reactions


THURSDAY Morning Session – Moderator: Luisa De Cola

Douglas W. Stephan

Frustrated lewis pairs: a new avenue to small molecule activation and catalysis

Stefan Grimme

Dispersion interactions in chemistry from a DFT perspective


THURSDAY Evening Session – Moderator: Shu Kobayashi

Ei-ichi Negishi

Zr-Catalyzed Asymmetric Carboalumination of Alkenes (ZACA). Its recent development


FRIDAY Morning Session – Moderator: Jieping Zhu

Takashi Ooi

Molecular design of organic ion pairs for asymmetric catalysis

Thomas R. Ward

Artificial metalloenzymes: recent progress and challenges