Plenary Speakers

Jeffrey W. Bode (Laboratorium für Organische Chemie ETH Zurich, Switzerland). Platform technologies for organic synthesis.

P. Andrew Evans (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada). Stereoselective construction of challenging C-C bonds: total synthesis of complex bioactive agents.

Aigars Jirgensons (Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis).Carbocation chemistry: a rich source of new synthetic methods

Burkhard König (Institut für Organische Chemie, Universitaet Regensburg, Germany). Photoredox catalysis: organic synthesis with visible light.

Benjamin List (Max-Planck-Institut fűr Kohlenforschung, Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany). Very strong and confined acids enable a general approach to asymmetric Lewis acid catalysis.

Herbert Mayr (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Departament Chemie, Germany).  Nucleophilicity and Electrophilicity Parameters for the Analysis of Cycloaddition Reactions.

Joseph Moran (Laboratory of Chemical Catalysis at ISIS, University of Strasbourg & CNRS, France). Good vibrations and the origin of life.

Jerome Waser (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland). Hypervalent iodine reagents: a wonderful toolbox for organic synthesis.

Daniel B. Werz (TU Braunschweig, Institut für Organische Chemie, Germany). Gain by strain: cyclopropanes as spring-loaded entities for chemical synthesis

Anna Lielpētere (Ph.D. student, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis). Generation of carbenium ions by electrochemical leaving group activation.

Jurijs Ponomarjovs (Ph.D. student, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis). New Noyori-Ikariya type asymmetric transfer hydrogenation catalysts.