10th Paul Walden Symposium Program

June 15, 2017

09.00 Professor Māris Turks (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
Welcoming remarks
09.10 Rector of Riga Technical University (RTU) Professor Leonīds Ribickis. Paul Walden medal presentation to Dr. chem. Uldis Alksnis (Chemistry History Museum of Latvia), Professor Ērika Bizdēna (RTU, Latvia), Professor Mārtiņš Kalniņš (RTU, Latvia), Professor Valdis Kokars (RTU, Latvia)
09.40 Professor Ērika Bizdēna (RTU)
Purine functionalization via their diazido and bis-triazolyl derivatives
10.20 Professor Valdis Kokars (RTU)
Donor-acceptor type low molecular organic glasses and phosphorescent dyes applied for solution-processed photonic materials
10.50 Coffee break
11.10 Dr. Jānis Jaunzems (Solvay Fluor GmbH, Hannover, Germany)
Industrial fluorinations & organic fluorinated intermediates
11.50 Professor Ēriks Rozners (State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, USA)
Amide-modified RNA: synthesis, structure and RNA interference activity
12.50 Symposium Photo
13.00 Lunch
14.30 Professor Kaspars Tārs (Latvian Biomedical Research and Study Centre, Riga, Latvia)
Capsids of ssRNA phages: structural studies and development of vaccines
15.30 Dr. Andis Šlaitas (SIA BAPEKS, Olaine, Latvia)
Benzimidazoles as potential pain controllers
16.10 Poster session I

June 16, 2017

09.00Professor Olafs Daugulis (University of Houston, Houston, USA)
New methods for carbon-hydrogen bond functionalization
10.00Dr. Vilnis Liepiņš (JSC Olainfarm, Olaine, Latvia)
The use of DoE in chemical process optimization
10.30Dr. Ronalds Zemribo (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)
Discovery of Remeglurant, a potent and selective mGluR5 receptor negative allosteric modulator
11.00Coffee break
11.30Poster Session II
13.45Professor Roger Strömberg (Karolinska Institute, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Huddinge, Sweden)
Modification and conjugation of oligonucleotides for development of oligonucleotide therapeutics
14.45Coffee break
15.10PhD student Jevgeņija Lugiņina (RTU)
Aziridine ring opening and other reactions in liquid sulfur dioxide
15.30PhD student Mārtiņš Otikovs (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Riga, Latvia)
Towards spinning of artificial spider silk
15.50Dr. Helmārs Šmits (Syngenta Crop Protection, Basel, Switzerland)
Agrochemical process research: synthesis of aryl 1,3-diones and stereoselective cyclopropanation
16.30Closing remarks